Digital conference planned for asphalt industry

By |  December 10, 2020

NAPA & World of Asphalt

World of Asphalt, the asphalt trade show and conference, is partnering with the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) to host the first People, Plants, and Paving Digital Conference from March 9-11.

Registration for the conference opens Jan. 14.

“For 20 years the asphalt pavement industry has turned to World of Asphalt and our People, Plants, and Paving program for the latest information, best practices and innovation impacting the asphalt pavement industry and to enhance crew training,” says Audrey Copeland, NAPA president and CEO. “As the majority owner of World of Asphalt, NAPA heard its membership and stakeholders clearly, and our move to digital in 2021 will allow for workers to learn about the industry’s latest developments while safely accessing the training from their home or office.”

Brittany Weltcheff, show manager of World of Asphalt, says asphalt contractors truly count on the education sessions provided at World of Asphalt.

“Even though we will not be holding our regular World of Asphalt, we adjusted our educational programming to offer a comprehensive digital conference that includes more than 60 sessions on a number of industry topics,” Weltcheff says. “The education around safety, paving and technology is too important to not continue, and that’s why we are committed to offering a new way of meeting the education needs of the industry.”

The People, Plants, and Paving Digital Conference features a variety of educational sessions and a live question-and-answer portion with instructors. Many sessions will qualify for professional development hours.

NAPA, along with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and the National Stone Sand & Gravel Association announced in November that the World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo would not take place in Atlanta this coming March as planned.

Kevin Yanik

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