Industry Support Enhances World of Asphalt Show Experience

Wed December 02, 2009 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Leading U.S. and worldwide industry organizations, including U.S. government agencies, are lending their support to the 2010 World of Asphalt Show & Conference. Industry events also have chosen to co-locate with the show, offering additional networking and education opportunities for attendees and exhibitors.

“World of Asphalt becomes a true industry gathering place with this support, providing participants with more value from their show experience. They can keep in touch with others and get meaningful feedback to cope with business conditions and plan for the future,” stated Show Director Melissa Magestro.

World of Asphalt will be held Feb. 15 to 18, 2010, at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Leading industry manufacturers and suppliers will unveil and discuss their latest technologies and product innovations on the show floor, complemented by industry-focused education programs.

New World of Asphalt co-locations include the Flexible Pavements of Ohio Annual Meeting and the Plantmix Asphalt Industry of Kentucky (PAIKY) Winter Training School (Covington, Ky.). The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARBTA) is returning, as organizer of the National Traffic Management and Work Zone Safety Power Workshop.

The 2010 AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo is co-locating with the 2010 World of Asphalt after a successful inaugural co-location in 2009. The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), AGG1 show owner, is again holding its annual convention with the events.

The World of Asphalt hosts two prestigious industry events: the Asphalt Pavement Alliance’s (APA) Asphalt Pavement Conference and the People, Plants and Paving Training Program.

Helping to develop the APA conference is the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Ohio Department of Transportation and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), as well as the APA alliance partners: the Asphalt Institute (AI), National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) and state asphalt pavement associations.

Industry direction for the People, Plants and Paving Training Program is provided by the program sponsors: NAPA along with the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA), Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association (ARRA) and International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA).

Show participants also can take advantage of a National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) workshop on major hazard risk assessment, sponsored by NSSGA.

For more information, visit www.worldofasphalt.com.