World of Asphalt, AGG 1's Showfloor Sells Out in San Antonio
The World of Asphalt and collocated event AGG 1 just keep getting bigger and bigger, with another record-breaking sold-out showfloor March 19-21 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
"We've received excellent positive feedback on the shows' value to bring together so many qualified buyers and sellers in one place, and for the networking and dialog with peers from across North America and internationally," said Show Manager Rich Prausa.
The sold-out show floor covered a record 123,600 net square feet of exhibit space and had more than 385 exhibitors.
Last year’s event had 115,000-plus net sq. ft. of exhibit space, which was a 30-percent increase, compared with the previous event.
On the showfloor, manufacturers and suppliers showcased their latest products and technologies for the aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance and traffic safety industry sectors.
Attendance also was strong, with nearly 6,000 checking out what the show had to offer. They came from all 50 states, 8 Canadian provinces and 50 other countries worldwide.
In addition, more than one-third were company presidents/owners, vice presidents, general managers or chief financial officers and all together more than 84 percent of registrants were in managerial roles.
Attendees also purchased a record 8,400-plus tickets for the shows' education programs, including the AGG1 Academy and People, Plants and Paving Training Program.
“Savvy industry professionals realize the importance of keeping up to date with industry best practices if they want their businesses to stay on top; they know AGG1 and World of Asphalt education programs are industry-developed and presented," Prausa said.
AGG 1 is owned by the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), and World of Asphalt is owned by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), NSSGA and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). AEM produces both shows.
The next edition of World of Asphalt and AGG1 will be held in March 2015 in Baltimore, Md. The shows are held annually, except in AEM’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG years.