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More than 90 learning sessions at 2013 World of Asphalt and AGG1

Jan. 17, 2013 – Attendees at the 2013 World of Asphalt and AGG1 exhibitions can take advantage of more than 90 learning opportunities to explore industry innovations and best practices, with the emphasis on practical, real-world information and strategies. Attendees will gain a more well-rounded knowledge of the technological, regulatory, safety and operational/management trends affecting their ability to run efficient and profitable businesses.


January 10, 2013
By Association of Equipment Manufacturers

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Jan. 10, 2013 – Attendees at the 2013 World of Asphalt and AGG1
exhibitions can take advantage of more than 90 learning opportunities to explore industry innovations and best practices, with the
emphasis on practical, real-world information and strategies. Attendees will gain a more well-rounded
knowledge of the technological, regulatory, safety and operational/management
trends affecting their ability to run efficient and profitable businesses.

“Continuous-learning is key for business and
professional success; that’s why the shows offer a broad range of education as
a fundamental industry service,” says show manager Rich Prausa. “AGG1 and World of Asphalt are an affordable
investment with lasting value for attendees and their
companies – convenient access to so much industry education and
networking, and the latest product technologies on the show floor (already at
record size).” 

The co-located AGG1
Aggregates Academy and Expo and World of Asphalt Show and Conference will
be held March 19 to 21, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas at the Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center, focused on the aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance and
traffic safety sectors.

New for the 2013 shows is a more flexible education
ticket program that does not require attendees to pre-register for specific
sessions in the AGG1 Academy and People, Plants and Paving Training Program.
Tickets purchased can be used for any session offered. Advance registration is open for AGG1 and World of
Asphalt, with 40-per cent savings on show admission for those registering by February 22, 2013. Some education discounts are still available through February 22, 2013. Fees for multiple-session
passes for AGG1 Academy and People, Plants and Paving Training Program include
show admission.

New for 2013 is co-location of a
first-ever conference tailored
exclusively to issues of environment, health, and safety at the
asphalt plant and paving site. “Beyond Compliance:
Achieving EH&S Excellence” is set for March
18 to 19, just prior to show opening. Organized by
NAPA–National Asphalt Pavement Association–the conference will provide
practical, timely and relevant information on managing current hazards and
risks in the asphalt pavement industry.


The AGG1 Academy will offer aggregates-related sessions
for aggregates producers, their suppliers and, often, their customers in four
“schools”: Operations and Production; Automation, Technology and Software;
Business Management; and Environment, Safety and Health, designed specifically
by members of NSSGA-National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association to meet
industry needs. The Academy covers virtually every aspect of the aggregates industry, ranging from 101-level classes to
higher-level seminars on advanced concepts and technologies.


The People, Plants and Paving Training Program
targets paving contractors of all sizes. Sponsored by NAPA, it covers
asphalt-related industry innovations over six tracks: Sustainability (how
asphalt fits in), Safety (latest innovations and strategies for crew and plant
operator safety), Pavement Preservation (techniques to extend pavement life),
Paving (techniques for safe and smooth quality pavements at optimum efficiency
and enhanced profitability), Plants (evaluating and improving plant performance
for peak operating levels) and Management & Leadership (skills to help
personnel reach maximum performance).

A “Safety in the Work Zone” safety
seminar will be presented by ARTBA-American Road and Transportation Builders
Association. Sessions will focus on reducing work zone liabilities and
preventing run-overs and back-overs, as well as instruction on using the
Roadway Safety+ training program, a comprehensive safety curriculum with
materials available at no charge to the transportation construction community
from ARTBA.

A "Values-Based Leadership” seminar is open to all
show attendees. This is an AGG1 Academy Special Event with Charles “Charlie”
Luck, IV, of Luck Companies. The seminar, which includes an interactive
breakout session, is designed to unlock the potential of employees to deliver
breakthrough business performance while positively impacting lives around the
world.


And, an AGG1 Operational Tour of the CEMEX Balcones
Quarry and Cement Plant will highlight this top-producing quarry’s commitment
to sustainability, biodiversity and energy efficiency, and its efforts to
improve energy efficiency and responsibly manage the lands within and around
its operation. 

Related Link
www.worldofasphalt.com