World of Asphalt and AGG1 2012 shows successful
By Association of Equipment ManufacturersFeatures Shows
March 19, 2012 - The just-concluded 2012 World of Asphalt and AGG1 expositions were an unqualified success, posting record numbers for attendee registrants as well as amount of exhibit space, number of exhibitors and number of education session tickets sold. "Attendees and their companies understand the importance of learning and networking to stay sharp and take advantage of a recovering economy. They know that the industry connections at World of Asphalt and AGG1 - between buyers and sellers, peer-to-peer and with industry experts - are invaluable to meet the business challenges still facing our industry sectors in the U.S. and world economies," stated show director Melissa Magestro.
The co-located World of Asphalt Show and Conference and AGG1
Aggregates Forum and Expo were held March 13-15 at the Charlotte
Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C.
Record attendee registration numbers totaled more than 6,500 at show
close. Registrants came from all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces
and more than 50 other countries worldwide. More than 35 per cent were
company presidents/owners, vice presidents, general managers or chief
financial officers, and all together more than 84 per cent of registrants
were in managerial roles.
The show floor covered a record 115,000 net square feet of exhibit
space – a 30-per cent increase – taken by a record
number of 408 exhibitors. Leading companies showcased their newest
products and technologies aimed at the aggregates, asphalt, pavement
maintenance and traffic safety industry sectors.
Education is a cornerstone of the shows and a record 6,200
education session tickets were purchased by attendees for the shows'
signature learning programs: AGG1 Academy, Asphalt Pavement Conference
and People, Plants and Paving Training Program.
More than 20 industry organizations were official supporters of World of
Asphalt and AGG1, and the shows are industry-owned and operated.
"These are industry-driven events where participants have a say in
planning so the shows best meet their needs. They can feel these are
truly their shows," Magestro noted.
World of Asphalt is owned by National Asphalt Pavement Association with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and the National
Stone, Sand and Gravel Association. AGG1 is owned by NSSGA. AEM
produces both shows.
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