The 2016 AGG1 Academy & Expo kicks off in Nashville, March 22-24. The event is 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.
"This event is the perfect opportunity to congregate with your industry colleagues, communicate what our association is doing on behalf of the aggregates industry and get the best aggregates-focused education from experts," said Michael Johnson, NSSGA's president and CEO.
“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.”
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.
Here is an abbreviated schedule of events:
Sunday, March 20
5:30 p.m. NSSGA Chairman’s Reception, Country Music Hall of Fame, Rotunda
Monday, March 21
4:30 p.m. NSSGA General Session I, Omni Nashville Hotel, Ballroom F-K, featuring bestselling author, Professor Nicholas Epley.
7 p.m. Opening Celebration, Country Music Night, Music City Center’s Ballroom, starring country music performers Phil Vassar and Maggie Rose.
Tuesday, March 22
7:30 a.m.: NSSGA Annual Membership meeting, Music City Center, Ballroom C (breakfast included).
11 a.m. AGG1 Expo show floor opens, Music City Center, with 46,000 sq. ft. of the newest equipment and cutting edge technology.
12 p.m. Young Leaders Luncheon, sponsored by Rock Products, Music City Center, Ballroom C, featuring U.S. Navy SEAL Curt Cronin.
Wednesday, March 23
7:30 a.m. NSSGA General Session II, Music City Center, Ballroom B-C (breakfast included), featuring CIA personal safety and security expert Jason Hanson; and honoring Jerry Geraghty, the 2016 Barry K. Wendt Commitment Award recipient.
6 p.m. ROCKPAC Reception, Musicians Hall of Fame.
Throughout the week there are more than 50 AGG1 education sessions for your staff to hone their skills and share industry expertise; from crushing 101 to business management and everything in between!
"We look forward to connecting with you for what is going to be the largest and best annual convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo ever," Johnson said. "Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our staff on site. We are here to make sure that you have the best experience possible in Nashville."