World of Asphalt and World of Aggregates
to Co-Locate


The next World of Asphalt Show and Conference will feature the co-location of the inaugural World of Aggregates Forum & Expo (WAGG), with the two events to be held March 9-12, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.

The co-location is the result of partnering efforts between the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), which co-owns World of Asphalt, and the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), which owns World of Aggregates, aimed at benefiting attendees and exhibitors of both events.

The co-located shows will offer access to more education programs, a broader array of exhibiting companies and products, and increased opportunities for industry networking, all with a maximum return on investment.

World of Asphalt features exhibits of the latest product technologies and innovations plus extensive industry-specific education. The event is targeted to a broad range of asphalt, highway maintenance and traffic safety industry professionals, from companies large to small, in the U.S. and worldwide.

NSSGA operates an extensive program of educational conferences and workshops, and its intention is to combine these into a central location through World of Aggregates, which will also include exhibits of the latest aggregates-related equipment, products and services.

"World of Asphalt has always offered a top quality exhibits and education experience, and this co-location will help us take it to the next level. The co-location is a logical next step as we continue to grow World of Asphalt and extend its value," stated Mike Acott, president of NAPA.

"The industry segments of NSSGA and World of Aggregates complement those of NAPA and World of Asphalt, and we share a focus on industry education, so the co-location is a natural fit," stated Rick Feltes, a past chairman for NSSGA and chairman of the WAGG management committee.

World of Asphalt is held annually except in CONEXPO-CON/AGG show years, and is co-owned by NAPA, NSSGA and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

"Both shows follow AEM's philosophy of events run by and for the industry, and this co-location also illustrates that industry-first approach," stated Dennis Slater, president of AEM.

Source: World of Asphalt

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