Industry Support Enhances World of Asphalt Show Experience

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 have also 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," says Show Director Melissa Magestro. "They can keep in touch with others and get meaningful feedback to cope with business conditions and plan for the future."

World of Asphalt will be held February 15-18, 2010 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati, OH. 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 can also take advantage of a National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) workshop on major hazard risk assessment, sponsored by NSSGA.

Click here for the complete list of World of Asphalt official "supporting organizations." For more information on World of Asphalt visit www.worldofasphalt.com, call 800-867-6060 or email info@worldofasphalt.com.

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