MILWAUKEE – World of Asphalt is bringing back the Women of Asphalt Roundtable, a regular favorite roundtable discussion, when it returns in-person to the Nashville Music City Center March 29-31, 2022. Part of the People, Plants and Paving Conference organized by World of Asphalt and the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), Women of Asphalt brings six women together for a lively discussion to include the audience.
“Women of Asphalt is both a great organization, as well as a great roundtable discussion, for everyone involved in the asphalt pavement industry,” said World of Asphalt Show Manager Brittany Weltcheff. “Too many people think this industry is mostly men, but women are finding many great opportunities to work in the industry and connect through this organization, which is critical for giving everyone a voice.”
One of 120 education sessions available to asphalt paving professionals, the Women of Asphalt Roundtable is part of a group of education sessions geared toward helping the industry find and retain the talent it needs to keep North America’s highways and byways moving.
“The Women of Asphalt Roundtable is a session everyone at World of Asphalt can learn something new and benefit from,” said Dr. Audrey Copeland, president and CEO of NAPA, majority-owner of the show, and a founding member of Women of Asphalt, currently serving as secretary of the organization’s board. “With a discussion focused on diversity and inclusion, attendees will gain insight into ways to attract and retain diverse employees.”
Women of Asphalt have been representing the growing number of women leading and entering the asphalt paving industry since 2017, with founding members from NAPA, the Asphalt Pavement Alliance, the Asphalt Institute, and multiple asphalt paving product makers.
World of Asphalt will bring the asphalt paving community back together in person at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. For a look at our health and safety commitment, including the latest updates, click here.
Registration is 15% off through February 26.
About World of Asphalt
Held every year except during CONEXPO-CON/AGG years, World of Asphalt is the leading trade show and conference focused on the asphalt and paving industries, whose most recent edition was recognized by Trade Show Executive as one of the “Fastest 50” growing trade shows. The show features the best education, and latest equipment, products, services and technologies for the asphalt and paving industries. The next World of Asphalt, co-located with the AGG1 Academy & Expo, will be held March 29-31, 2022 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. For more information on World of Asphalt, visit www.WorldOfAsphalt.com.
About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
AEM is the North America-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry in the United States supports 2.8 million jobs and contributes roughly $288 billion to the economy every year.
About the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) is the only trade association that exclusively represents the interests of the asphalt producer/contractor on the national level with Congress, government agencies, and other national trade and business organizations. NAPA supports an active research program designed to improve the quality of asphalt pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports, and environmental and recreational facilities. The association provides technical, educational, and marketing materials and information to its members; supplies product information to users and specifiers of paving materials; and conducts training courses. The association, which counts more than 1,200 companies as members, was founded in 1955.