Exhibitors praised the value and expressed strong satisfaction with the 2016 World of Asphalt and AGG1 shows.

According to post-show survey results:

  • 78 percent of exhibitors said they were very satisfied to extremely satisfied with the shows, up from 50 percent in 2015
  • 85 percent agreed to strongly agreed that the shows were valuable to their business, up from 75 percent in 2015
  • 69 percent said they would exhibit in 2018, up from 65 percent in 2013 (2013 used for comparison purposes as in both instances the next show is two years away)
  • 14 percent increased pre-show promotion efforts as a direct result of exhibitor engagement efforts
  • 59 percent believed their pre-show promotion efforts had some to significant impact on the success of their show
  • Attendee quality and quantity satisfaction scores increased by more than 15 points

Attendee satisfaction ratings also rose:

  • In a post-show survey, 94 percent of attendees rated the shows as good to excellent
  • 70 percent said they participate in buying decisions, a 10-point increase versus 2015
  • 56 percent said they plan on making a purchase as a result of attending
  • 29 percent of first-time attendees heard about the shows from an exhibitor, up from 15 percent in 2015 and 9 percent in 2013

Show Attendees Praise Experience

Here’s what show attendees had to say about their experience:

“I was able to strike a better deal on two rollers, as dealer met with manufacturer in booth for added discount. I signed a deal that had been negotiated at show for $1.7 million, and was able to meet vendors, owners and key people.”

Bob Brown, president, American Asphalt Company

“Two of my employees were very satisfied with educational classes they took and felt excited about what they had learned.”

Dan Long, vice president, Cross Construction Inc.

“I loved the relaxed atmosphere. Excellent opportunity to have good discussions with the manufacturers.”

Ken Mayo, territory manager, Southern Machinery Co.

“Great venue to touch base with all the key players in the aggregate industry in a short time period. Great value!”

Sam Stimmel, vice president, Murrysville Machinery

“The excellent conference app made show planning and navigation at the conference easy, efficient, and enjoyable. Bravo!”

Emily Halle, operations manager, Shaw Resources

“World of Asphalt is always a phenomenal opportunity to catch up with industry colleagues and make new connections.”

Natasha Ozybko, vice president, sales & marketing, SSC Industries / Maxxchem

“The show is a ‘one stop shop’ when it comes to the asphalt industry.”

Patrick Overton, P.E., pavement management engineer, Florida Department of Transportation

Mark Your Calendars

The next edition of World of Asphalt and AGG1 will be held March 6-8, 2018 in Houston, Texas. The shows are held annually except in CONEXPO-CON/AGG years (such as 2017), with that show spotlighting the exhibitors and products of World of Asphalt and AGG1.

For the latest show information, visit – www.worldofasphalt.com and www.agg1.org. Follow World of Asphalt @WorldofAsphalt.