The 2018 World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo concluded a successful run last week with near-record attendance and a sold-out show floor.

Registered attendance topped 8,300 at the close of the shows, which were co-located at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

“This was one of our best events ever that delivered it all for industry professionals: product innovations, focused education and quality networking,” said Kevin Kelly, president of Walsh & Kelly and World of Asphalt 2018 chair. “It is always an incredible opportunity to come together and learn from each other, and we thank all participants for their continued support.”

The 2018 World of Asphalt and AGG1 show floor broke size records and spanned a combined 174,000 net square feet of exhibits. More than 460 exhibitors, including more than 160 new to the shows, displayed their latest products and technologies for the aggregates, asphalt, and pavement maintenance and traffic safety sectors. In addition, show attendees traveled to Houston from all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces and more than 60 other countries worldwide.

“These outstanding numbers emphasize the value of the convention and AGG1,” said Joel Galassini, CEMEX regional president and AGG1 Academy & Expo chair. “This really is the best time for anyone in our industry to connect with peers, examine business issues that affect our operations and get energized for the future.”

2019 Show Details

The next World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo will be held Feb. 12-14, 2019, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Exhibit space sales are open to companies, with space assigned on a first come, first served basis.

The shows are held annually except in CONEXPO-CON/AGG years, when that show spotlights the exhibitors and products of AGG1 and World of Asphalt.

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