Organizers of the 2012 World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo say the show opened Tuesday, March 13, with enthusiastic crowds and plenty of interaction on the show floor and in the classroom education sessions.
As of Day 2 mid-morning, the shows had:
- A record number of registered attendees: more than 6,100
- A record amount of exhibit space: 115,000 sq. ft. (a 30% increase)
- A record number of exhibitors: 408
- Near-record education session tickets sold: more than 6,000
"Attendees tell us they are here to get up to speed on the latest 'best practices' that will drive growth in tomorrow's economy," said Show Director Melissa Magestro. "They know they can conveniently connect with peers and industry experts and examine all the products that will increase job efficiency and productivity.
"Exhibitors are commenting very favorably on the number and quality of customer contacts and the sales activity on the show floor," Magestro added.
World of Asphalt and AGG1 focus on the business needs of aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance and traffic safety industry professionals.
The shows run March 13-15, 2012, at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C.