Make the Most of Your World of Asphalt Experience: Tips from Veteran Attendees



World of Asphalt 2024 show floor

World of Asphalt is back in 2024. With 200,000 net square feet of equipment to see and 400+ of the top manufacturers in the asphalt industry to meet, there’s a lot to see and do!

We asked veteran attendees and our staff to share their best advice for first-timers coming to the show. Here are the top tips you need to know before you travel to Nashville, plus tips for maximizing your time once you arrive. 

1. Plan ahead

Spend some time reviewing the map of the show floor and review all of the manufacturers and suppliers who will be exhibiting. Pro tip: create a loose schedule or agenda of who and what you want to see! (View Exhibitor Directory)

2. Purchase the right ticket for you 

This year there are two different ticket options available for purchase. Make sure to review both options before registering to see which ticket type is best for the World of Asphalt experience you want to have! 

Show Admission: This ticket gives you access to the full World of Asphalt and AGG1 show floors for all three days (March 25 - 27, 2024). Education sessions are NOT included in this package, but you do have the option to purchase them for an additional cost. Single-session and three-session passes are available for purchase during the registration process, and can also be added post-registration. 

All Access Pass: This is our most popular option, and your best option if you really want to experience World of Asphalt to the fullest. This pass gives you full access to the show floors for all three days, access to People, Plants and Paving education sessions, as well as access to AGG1 Academy education

3. Register for an education session

From mainline to maintenance, World of Asphalt's education programs are the leading sources for industry manufacturers and service providers. These comprehensive seminars showcase the latest in cutting-edge products and technology. To view the full list of education sessions available at World of Asphalt 2024, visit our Education Session Directory

World of Asphalt education sessions Reminder that if you purchased the 'Show Admission' ticket option, education sessions require an additional cost to attend. Single-session and three-session passes are available for purchase during the registration process, and can also be added post-registration. 

In our People, Plants, and Paving education program, the latest topics and industry trends are grouped into tracks (see below) for ease in finding education that meets your needs.

People: Focuses on the important skills necessary to maximize job performance.

Plants: Experts will discuss evaluating and improving plant performance and keeping the plant operating at peak levels.

Paving: Learn important techniques to construct safe and smooth quality pavements at optimum efficiency and enhanced profitability.

Pavement Preservation: Learn techniques used to extend the life of pavements, such as seal coats, in-place recycling, and crack sealing.

Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S): Obtain the tools, best practices, and innovations to build a world-class EHS&S culture.

AGG1 Academy features learning opportunities with leading industry experts to discuss solutions to issues affecting the aggregates industry. 

Operations & Production: Learn about 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. 

Safety & Health: These sessions demonstrate best practices and techniques for the aggregates industry to be efficient, safe, and maintain the health of our workforce.

Business & People 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, working with the surrounding community, and ways to market and sell your product.

Environment & Sustainability: Learn ways the aggregates industry can enhance and improve our environmental stewardship, comply with the latest federal and state regulations and standards, and adopt sustainable practices to ensure our businesses continue to grow and thrive.

4. Take advantage of flight discounts

Save even more by utilizing our exclusive flight discounts! Flight discounts are available for everyone on domestic and international flights to Nashville International Airport (BNA) the week of World of Asphalt. For codes and more details on participating airlines, see here.  

5. Pack a powerbank/an external battery charger

Trust us, you'll be using your phone to take plenty of photos and videos of the awesome equipment and innovations on display. Be sure to bring an additional phone charger so you're not left disconnected. 

6. Bring comfortable shoes 

There's more than 200,000 net square feet of equipment to see and 400+ exhibitors to meet, there is plenty of ground to cover. Trust us, you'll be getting your steps in. 

BONUS TIP: Make sure to break in those new shoes before wearing them to the show. 

7. Reserve a wheelchair or electric scooter, if needed

If you are interested in renting a wheelchair or motorized scooter to use at the show, we suggest reserving them prior to the show, which you can do by calling Bradley Health Services at 615-383-9516. These can also be rented at World of Asphalt on Level 2 at the Valet Lobby of the Music City Center.

8. Make time to take in some Nashville attractions! 

Lights trails from traffic at night on Lower Broadway, in the heart of Nashville's historic music district, with a long series of neon signs advertising music bars along the street.There's no shortage of things to see and do in Nashville. Check out a bar on the historic Honky Tonk Highway, eat at one of the many world-famous restaurants, attend a Nashville Predators hockey game, or maybe one of your favorite music artists is in town the week of the show. World of Asphalt show hours are Mon - Tues: 9AM - 5PM · Wed: 9AM - 2PM, so there is plenty of time in the evening to make the most of your Nashville experience! 

9. Be curious

Our exhibitors love to share knowledge, answer all of your burning questions and listen to feedback. There's also 400+ exhibitors for you to talk to, don't get hung up on just visiting your favorite brands! There are tons of new technologies and companies to see and evaluate. 

10. Download the official mobile app

Featuring exhibitor locations, schedule of events, and more, the mobile app is your one-stop location for all the important information you’ll want onsite. The mobile app is now available for download on Apple and Android. Just search for “World of Asphalt & AGG1” in your mobile app store to download.

11. Follow World of Asphalt on social media

Stay up-to-date on the latest show information, follow us on each of our social channels!

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12. Subscribe for show alerts

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