The meeting kicks off with an inspirational keynote address from John Foley, the former lead solo pilot of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels. Foley will share his perspective on how to achieve performance excellence, professionally and personally, to run a successful organization.
Next up is the highway funding update. Experts will provide a preview of the 2011 construction session focusing on the federal-aid highway program. Seasoned industry veterans Pete Ruane of The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and John Horsley of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) will headline this session to provide perspectives from the highway construction and state transportation sectors.
The third general session, The State of the Industry, will provide an executive briefing on three major topics affecting the asphalt pavement industry: a leading contractor’s perspective on technology and innovation, how the competition is hoping unproven sustainability myths will deliver market share and how the industry is responding, and reporting on the programs of the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) and how they will directly benefit the asphalt industry.
The final general session covers “Road Building – The Past, Present and Future.” Nearly 20 years ago, equipment manufacturers provided the asphalt industry with a futuristic vision of how asphalt pavement construction may change. This session will take a brief look back at those visions and how they have manifested into today’s state of the practice. Industry manufacturers will share their overall view of what asphalt practices may look like in the not too distant future as well.
Register and pay before December 3, 2010 to receive a discounted registration fee. To register, or for more information on the 2011 NAPA Annual Meeting, visit www.hotmix.org/
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The National Asphalt Pavement Association is the only trade association that exclusively represents the interests of the asphalt pavement material 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 1,100 companies as its members, was founded in 1955.