The next World of Asphalt Show and Conference will feature the co-location of the inaugural World of Aggregates Forum & Expo (WAGG), scheduled March 9-12,
The next World of Asphalt Show and Conference will feature the co-location of the inaugural World of Aggregates Forum & Expo (WAGG), scheduled March 9-12, 2009 in Orlando. 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 recently announced the World of Aggregates launch.
The 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, event organizers contend. 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, notes Rick Feltes, past NSSGA chairman and WAGG management committee chair.
Both shows follow [our] philosophy of events run by and for the industry. This co-location also illustrates that industry-first approach, notes Dennis Slater, president of Milwaukee-based Association of Equipment Manufacturers, which manages WAGG and the Asphalt events, plus ConExpo-Con/Agg.