The show, held from Feb. 12-14 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, concluded its successful run by registering all-time-high attendance. Registered attendance totaled 10,063 – a 28-percent increase over the 2018 show held in Houston.
“It’s been a great show with a lot of interaction on the show floor and in the education sessions; this is where our industry comes together – competitors and peers, to prepare for future growth,” said Kevin Kelly, president of Walsh & Kelly and World of Asphalt 2019 chair.
Aggregates and asphalt industry representatives came out in full force to World of Asphalt and AGG1, both of which achieved record size this year. They spanned a combined 201,450 net square feet of exhibits and 500 exhibitors. More than 145 of those were new to the shows. On display was the latest products and technologies for the aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance and traffic safety sectors.
“Our customer base is here at AGG1 each year. It’s about meeting customers we have known a long time and building on those great relationships, and also meeting new customers and letting them know about what Caterpillar has to offer. It’s a critical event for us,” said Tom Klister, Caterpillar global account executive.
“World of Asphalt has been a great show for us this year,” said Daniel Friedman, director of marketing with Eagle Crusher. “We’ve seen a lot of attendees with positive feelings for 2019 and beyond, growth with distributors to represent our products worldwide as well as customers signing purchase orders for equipment.”
The shows also offered more than 150 learning opportunities, anchored by the AGG1 Academy from the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) and People, Plants and Paving Conference from the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA).
Save the Dates for 2020 and 2021
The next World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo will be held in March 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. The shows are held annually except in CONEXPO-CON/AGG years – the next CONEXPO-CON/AGG will be held in March 2020. CONEXPO-CON/AGG spotlights the exhibitors and products of AGG1 and World of Asphalt.
The shows are industry-owned and managed. World of Asphalt is owned by NAPA, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and NSSGA, and produced by AEM. NSSGA owns and produces AGG1 Academy & Expo.
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