World of Asphalt, AGG1 record 38 per cent surge in attendance

a crowd of people navigate booths at World of Asphalt

A record number of asphalt and aggregates professionals gathered in Nashville for the largest World of Asphalt and AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo in the show’s history.

Held March 25 to 27, the trade show set new records in both attendance and square footage.

According to organizers, more than 15,800 industry professionals attended the event to see the latest products from more than 440 exhibitors and to attend 120 educational sessions.

This year’s show represents 38 per cent increase in attendance, shattering the previous record of 11,400 set in 2022.

The success of this year’s event is thanks to the dedication and collaboration of all our teams and partners,” said World of Asphalt Show Director Brittany Schmidtke.

“This year’s record-breaking attendance proves the vital role this event plays in the asphalt and aggregates industries.”

World of Asphalt and AGG1 attendees travelled from across North America, some travelling from as far as Africa, England and Argentina.

The exhibit floor encompassed more than 207,000 square feet of the Music City Center; a 14,000 foot-increase compared to 2022’s event in the same space.

Education at World of Asphalt’s People, Plants & Paving Conference and the AGG1 Academy totaled more than 120 sessions. Some of the most popular sessions included Best Practices for Milling & Profiling, Best Practices for Residential & Commercial Paving, and Relational Leadership.

“The AGG1 Academy & Expo is a unique environment that facilitates the connection of exhibitors and attendees to experience the latest innovations, technology and education,” said NSSGA President and CEO Michael Johnson.

“This year’s immense growth of exhibit space and attendance is aligned with the strength and impact of the entire aggregates industry.”

The show also hosted a record number of press events with 12 companies introducing new products or partnerships. World of Asphalt and AGG1 returns in 2025 when the show travels to St. Louis, Missouri on March 25 to 27.