AGG1, World of Asphalt break attendance records

By |  March 28, 2016

agg1_2016_logoThe 2016 AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo and World of Asphalt shows achieved a record attendance of more than 9,000 people, as well as record exhibit and education numbers. The shows took place March 22-24 in Nashville, Tenn.

According to show management, this year’s show attendance increased 18 percent compared to the 2015 shows. In addition, attendees came from all 50 states, nine of the Canadian provinces and more than 60 other countries. Thirty percent of attendees were company presidents/owners, general managers or chief financial officers.

“This truly is the global gathering place for our aggregates and asphalt industries, where attendees can easily find the equipment and products to help their businesses grow and prosper,” says Rick Feltes of LafargeHolcim, AGG1 chair representing the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association.

The show floor covered about 157,000 net sq. ft. of exhibit space with more than 500 exhibitors. Attendees could also take advantage of more than 115 education sessions.

More than 20 allied industry, business and government groups served as official show supporters, overseeing the show to ensure the needs of attendees, exhibitors and industry stakeholders are met, according to show management.

“The shows could not achieve this success without such strong industry support,” says Rich Prausa, show manager of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. “Their participation helps us produce the highest-quality exhibitions that provide real value for show participants. Exhibitors commented favorably on booth traffic and quality of attendees, and attendees were very positive about access to such a wide array of products and companies, as well as education options.”

The next AGG1 Expo and World of Asphalt shows will take place March 6-8, 2018, in Houston.

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