World of AsphaltAsphalt and aggregates professionals will roll into Indianapolis, Indiana next week for the 2019 World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo.

A number of valuable events and engagement opportunities will be available for exhibitor at the show, which is slated to run from Feb. 12-14 at the Indiana Convention Center.

“Industry professionals who are looking ahead and want to invest in their future attend World of Asphalt. They know this is where they’ll find the products, knowledge and business solutions to help them and their companies succeed,” said Megan Tanel, World of Asphalt show director and AEM senior vice president, exhibitions and events.

With the show just a few short days away, here are some key opportunities exhibitors and AEM member companies should be aware of:


Show exhibitors at World of Asphalt and the AGG1 Academy & Expo will have a unique opportunity to demo a new digital platform providing construction contractors access to off-road construction equipment manufacturers. Announced and launched by CONEXPO in November, CONEXPO Connect brings together key stakeholders in the off-road equipment industry to provide an exclusive experience for contractors and off-road equipment buyers.

Users of CONEXPO Connect are able to:

  • Discover new products in asphalt, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, underground, aggregate, and more
  • Review equipment details
  • Message manufacturers
  • Request quotes
  • Follow the industry, from their favorite brands to other equipment users and the latest news

Visit the AEM booth (#19127) on the World Asphalt show floor to learn more and demo CONEXPO Connect.

#Ag2Asphalt Day

World of Asphalt 2019 is pleased to welcome an exclusive conference for public agency officials and members of the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana (APAI) Feb. 13, as well as FFA students who will tour the show Feb. 14 courtesy of APAI.

Exhibitors are encouraged to greet these special guests at their respective booths or on the show floor, as it is a great opportunity to showcase one’s company and the asphalt industry to the workforce of tomorrow.

The APAI conference takes place 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb 13. Attendees will also have show badges to walk the exhibit floor.

The FFA (Future Farmers of America) students will be attending Feb. 14 as part of APAI’s #Ag2Asphalt initiative to learn about asphalt industry careers. Students will be visiting exhibit booths from about 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (activities include a Scavenger Hunt where they collect exhibitor signatures to enter a prize drawing).

Infrastructure and Workforce Development Panel Discussion

Senior leaders from AEM, National Asphalt Pavement Association and the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association will share a cross-industry perspective on the exciting opportunity facing the Trump administration and Capitol Hill to address workforce development challenges through a prospective 2019 infrastructure package. This session, entitled "The Deal of a Lifetime: Capitol Hill's Infrastructure and Workforce Development Opportunity," is slated for Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 1:35 p.m. until 2:25 p.m. at the Rock'n'Road Talks Stage.

Membership Networking Brunch

AEM members are invited to a special networking brunch on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the AEM booth (#19127) on the World Asphalt show floor. The event serves as a unique and valuable opportunity for member company representatives to meet with other AEM members and staff. In addition, they can hear about what's new with AEM, learn how to take advantage of membership benefits, and get the scoop on the latest disruptive trends impacting the equipment manufacturing industry. 

Rock‘n'Road Reception

A networking social event bringing together World of Asphalt and AGG1 exhibitors and attendees, the Rock'nRoad Reception is set for Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the show floor. Complimentary beer and non-alcoholic beverages are available, thanks to a number of sponsors. 

World of Asphalt owners are National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). AEM is show producer.

World of Asphalt is held annually except in CONEXPO-CON/AGG years, with that show spotlighting the exhibitors and products of World of Asphalt. For the latest information, visit