World of Asphalt & AGG1, Strong Attendance Defies Down Economy


The just-concluded 2009 World of Asphalt Show & Conference and co-located AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo posted 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 5800, including 408 Canadians, the co-location meant a big attendance boost for World of Asphalt, which had attracted about 3650 to its last show, held in 2007. And, it provided a very strong start for the inaugural AGG1.

World of Asphalt had a record number of exhibitors, with an increase of nearly 10% compared to the last show, held in 2007.

Education was a vital component of the World of Asphalt and AGG1 show experience. Nearly 5700 tickets were sold to attend the education sessions. Classrooms were packed and several sessions were sell-outs. Expanded education included a new AGG1 Academy and the co-location of the National Traffic Management and Work Zone Safety Conference hosted by ARTBA-TDF.

World of Asphalt is owned by the National Asphalt Pavement Association along with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association.

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 2010. The next show will be held February 15-18, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Source: Association of Equipment Manufacturers

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