The 2012 World of Asphalt Show & Conference is already the largest in the show’s history at more than 70,000 net square feet of exhibit space. Space sales for the co-located 2012 AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo have already exceeded the last show and are on track to be a record-breaker as well with more than 26,000 net square feet already reserved.
World of Asphalt and AGG1 will be held March 13 to 15 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC. The exhibitions are held annually except in CONEXPO-CON/AGG years and target aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance and traffic safety industry professionals.
Attendees will find a broader array of equipment, products and services on the show floor, including an expanded emphasis on pavement maintenance. Many returning companies have increased their space and new-to-the show-companies are signing on to take advantage of this quality venue to connect with customers. Companies range from multinationals with multiple product lines to smaller firms with niche products.
Education is a hallmark of the shows, and attendees have convenient access to more than 90 learning opportunities with the People, Plants and Paving Training Program, the Asphalt Pavement Alliance’s Asphalt Pavement Conference and the AGG1 Academy.
“Attendees tell us that seeing new products is the number-one reason they attend, and they’ll be able to compare the latest technologies and talk with technical experts,” states Show Director Melissa Magestro. “Our robust education focuses on industry best practices and increases the value quotient of the shows.”
More than 20 industry-related organizations are official supporters of World of Asphalt and AGG1, and both shows are industry-owned and operated. “This is where the industry gathers to network and gain the essential product and operational knowledge they need to stay ahead in these economic times,” Magestro adds.
World of Asphalt is owned by National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) with Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). AGG1 is owned by NSSGA. AEM produces both shows.