The 2021 World of Asphalt and AGG1, scheduled for March 9-11th in Atlanta, has been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Show sponsors plan to reconvene on March 29-31, 2022, in Nashville.
To date, while other construction equipment shows have either changed their event or moved the dates of their 2021 shows, the World of Asphalt/AGG1 is the first 2021 equipment show to cancel outright. Shows that have announced moved dates include World of Concrete and the American Rental Association Show.
“Together we made the difficult decision to not hold World of Asphalt and AGG1 in 2021 in Atlanta,” says Audrey Copeland, president and CEO of the National Asphalt Pavement Association, which is a show co-owner along with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and the National Stone Sand & Gravel Association.
“The health and safety of all participants in the show is our highest priority, and with the status of the pandemic in the U.S., we believe the responsible choice is to not hold the show in 2021 and focus our sights on 2022 in Nashville.”
NAPA and AEM are currently exploring the option of offering an all-digital education conference in 2021.
The show typically attracts more than 10,000 attendees. Exhibitors will either be given the chance to transfer exhibit space funs to the 2022 show or receive a full refund, says show sponsors.