AGG1 ACADEMY & EXPO SLATED FOR NASHVILLE, AND THAT’S MUSIC TO THE INDUSTRY’S EARS.
By Mark S. Kuhar
The 2016 AGG1 Academy & Expo is coming up fast. The event takes place in Nashville, March 22-24, once again co-located with the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) Annual Convention and World of Asphalt Show & Conference.
AGG1 is the leading exposition and educational resource targeted specifically to the aggregates industry. It features in-depth industry-focused educational programming and comprehensive exhibits that showcase the latest technologies and innovations in aggregates-related equipment, products and services.
“We have one opportunity each year to come together not only as an association, but as an industry,” said Pamela Bouchard, NSSGA’s vice president, membership and meetings. “NSSGA’s AGG1 Academy & Expo continues to shape up to be this association’s most exciting event ever,” she told Rock Products.
The AGG1 Academy & Expo is geared to the decision-makers and buyers from the companies that produce the vast majority of crushed stone, sand and gravel in the marketplace, including company owners, senior managers, plant managers, superintendents, regional managers, engineers, technical professionals and safety managers.
AGG1 is the best opportunity you’ll have all year to experience the latest equipment and technology, learn from leading industry experts, and network with thousands of your industry peers: all in one place, all at one time.
Leading aggregates and asphalt equipment suppliers will demonstrate tools, technologies and techniques that will help drive down costs and increase efficiency. It’s an unprecedented opportunity for you to experience all that is new in technology and equipment under one roof.
“Our expo show floor continues to grow and break previous records with overwhelming support from our aggregates Manufacturers & Services members,” Bouchard told Rock Products. “The AGG1 Academy & Expo and World of Asphalt will feature more than 350 leading manufacturers and service providers showcasing their newest products and technologies. There will be over 170 aggregates-specific vendors on site. Some of the must-see exhibits showcase new drone, mobile and inventory technologies, just to name a few.”
AGG1 At a Glance
The AGG1 Academy & Expo.
Tuesday, March 22 through Thursday, March 24, 2016.
Music City Center in Nashville.
AGG1 Academy & Expo is owned by the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). AEM is the show producer.
Co-located with the 2016 World of Asphalt, providing an enhanced show experience for attendees by offering additional exhibits and educational opportunities; and the NSSGA Convention.
Professionals from every aspect of the aggregates industry will share their knowledge in more than 50 education sessions at the AGG1 Academy, Tuesday, March 22 to Thursday, March 24. Their practical knowledge and proven techniques will enable you to manage your operation more effectively, efficiently and profitably.
The AGG1 Academy is the one place to go to learn about virtually every aspect of the aggregates industry. The practical knowledge you’ll gain and proven techniques you’ll learn about will enable you to manage your operation more effectively, efficiently and profitably. Targeted topic tracks can help you create a custom education experience that’s tailored to your unique needs.
“This year’s AGG1 Academy includes more than 50 courses offering practical and in-depth lessons specific to the aggregates industry,” Bouchard said.
AGG1 Academy Tracks include:
- Operations & Production: These classes cover virtually every aspect of plant operations, production, and equipment maintenance, from 101-level courses to the latest technologies, processes and products that aggregate producers are using to produce aggregates and manage their fleets in creative and innovative ways.
- Automation, Technology & Software: Automation and advanced technologies help companies improve efficiency, employee safety, product quality, information management and cost reductions within the aggregates industry. Attendees of these sessions can learn automation basics, discover new ideas and technologies being applied to aggregate production, and find out how emerging technologies are changing the way you do business.
- Environment, Safety & Health: These sessions demonstrate best practices and techniques for the aggregates industry to be efficient, safe, healthy and environmentally responsible.
- Business Management: Running an aggregates operation is about more than equipment and processes. These classes focus on the business of your operation, including understanding business and financial principles, dealing with the surrounding community, and ways to market and sell your product.
NSSGA also holds its Annual Convention in conjunction with AGG1, which includes two general sessions open to AGG1 attendees featuring some exciting keynote presenters.
“Since we are in Nashville, it would be a missed opportunity if we didn’t get to enjoy some country music,” Bouchard said. “So we will kick off this year’s event with an Opening Celebration concert featuring country music stars Phil Vassar and Maggie Rose. No other industry event offers more aggregates-focused exhibits, education sessions and networking opportunities – all in one place, all at one time.”