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World of Asphalt and AGG1 2009 a success


May 1, 2009
By Rock To Road

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The successful 2009 World of Asphalt Show & Conference and
co-located AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo boasted strong attendance
numbers despite a down economy and travel restrictions by many
companies.

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The successful 2009 World of Asphalt Show & Conference and co-located AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo boasted strong attendance numbers despite a down economy and travel restrictions by many companies. The shows were held March 9-12, 2009 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

With final registration numbers of 5,800, including 16 per cent international, the co-location also meant a big attendance boost for World of Asphalt which attracted some 3,650 to its 2007 show. This year’s attendees came from more than 60 countries besides the United States, including all major world regions and official delegations from China, India, Mongolia and Russia.

Nearly 400 exhibitors, 10 per cent more than the 2007 show, took 85,900 net square feet of exhibit space to showcase their latest technology and products. In addition, education sessions were an integral part of the event, with nearly 5,700 tickets sold more than 120 sessions that included a new AGG1 Academy and the co-location of the National Traffic Management and Work Zone Safety Conference. Area covered by the AGG1 Academy included operations, safety, environment, technology, management and community relations. Further education programs included People, Plants and Paving Training Program for the latest methods in asphalt paving and production efficiencies; the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) Asphalt Pavement Conference with a focus on design, construction and sustainability of HMA pavements as well as the traffic management and work zone safety conference hosted by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association-Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF).

More than 20 U.S., Canadian and worldwide allied industry, business and government groups were show supporting organizations and/or contributed their expertise to show education modules.

World of Asphalt is owned by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (www.hotmix.org ) along with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (www.aem.org ) and the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (www.nssga.org ) AGG1 is owned by the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers is show producer.
World of Asphalt and AGG1 will again co-locate in Cincinnati, Ohio from February 15-18, 2010.