The NPE benefits pavement maintenance contractors on every level and targets the following groups: pavement contractors, dealers/distributors, manufacturers, trade associations, educational institutions, and government agencies.
Pavement Maintenance – About the NPE
The NPE is a great networking opportunity. Attendees have the option to walk the tradeshow floor and interact with industry professionals. Click here for a list of companies that will be exhibiting. The newest sealcoating, line striping, infrared equipment will be one display. Seminars and workshops are also held each day. 37 new seminar topics and 15 new speakers have been added for the 2013 show. Three notable seminars are:
- Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce: There is an excellent chance that your business will soon include baby boomers (’46-’64), Generation Xers (’60’s & ’70’s), and Generation Y (’82-’00), if it doesn’t already. TheseNPE Tradeshow Floor groups think differently and have different expectations. This seminar will allow you to understand what makes each generation “tick” and how to get everyone on the same page.
- Asphalt Maintenace Basics – Cracksealing, Patching, Sealcoating, & Overlays: This seminar will show you how to make sure clients get the most for their money. Proper materials and methods will be discussed. In addition, new techniques will be taught. After this seminar, you’ll be able to match the appropriate maintenance method to the pavement problem.
- Basic Sealcoating Principles: details the “ins” & “outs” of the sealcoating process and business. Understanding the basic principles will improve the quality of your work. Finally, the do’s and don’t’s of sealcoating will be discussed.
Round table discussions will be held on January 24th and 25th. Topics such as infrared potholes, sealcoating, striping, and sweeping will be covered. These round tables provide attendees with yet another networking opportunity.
Pavement Maintenance – Beyond the NPE
There is plenty of fun things to do at night in Nashville. Nashville is commonly referred toas the “Music City” with the Grand Ole Opry Stage nearby and live music concerts. Nashville also offers a wide-variety of dining options. From friendly dinners to expensive meals, there is something for everyone involved with pavement maintenance.