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Friday, January 18

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

SAPA Executive Directors and invited guests in attendance. Sponsored by the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association.

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

SAPA Executive Directors and invited guests in attendance. Sponsored by the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association.

 

Saturday, January 19

7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The IMPACT Leadership Group Annual Golf Tournament takes place on one of the finest golf courses in the area

Price includes golf cart, green fees, continental breakfast, and lunch. Please provide pairing requests when you sign up.

 

8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

FEE: $325 per golfer

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, January 20

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

This service is an energizing way to start the day. Enjoy spiritual music and speakers sharing their faith journey. Good for the mind, body, and soul.

8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Manages, supervises, and directs the affairs of NAPA subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

This is your chance to meet NAPA's leadership and network with other new members and first-time attendees at the NAPA Annual Meeting. Also, learn how to make the most of your conference experience by attending!

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Annual Meeting attendees and registered spouses and guests are invited to attend a welcome reception. Please join us in celebrating the kick-off to the meeting with hors d’œuvres and refreshments!

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

 

Monday, January 21

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

Start your morning off right and join fellow attendees for a wonderful hot breakfast buffet, beverages, and networking.

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The session will also mark the swearing in of new chairman as 2018 Chairman Craig Parker passes the gavel to 2019 Chairman John Harper.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

New research suggests that children born today may never drive a car. The auto industry's embrace of self-driving technology is accelerating and within five years it is likely that autonomous, driverless cars will be on the road. But what role will the road play?


This session will build on last year’s session on Disruptive Technologies to further explore the role highways, road infrastructure, and equipment will play for the three revolutions coming: electric vehicles, automated vehicles, and shared mobility. Come learn what these revolutions will mean for our roads and the asphalt pavement industry.

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cement and concrete interests have shifted their product messaging toward positive product attributes in an effort to recreate stakeholder perceptions. Many of these concentrated efforts are occurring in traditionally “asphalt” states. Learn from industry leaders about the promotional activities underway and the real-world opportunities for prepared leaders.


Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the tactics and strategies being employed by the cement and concrete industries to gain market share.
  • Discover the messages and tools available to the asphalt industry.
  • Explore recommendation for implementing these strategies and materials.

 

Speakers:

Amy Miller, National Director, Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA)

Dale Williams, Executive Director, Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association (MAPA)

Neil Flieger, Managing Director, Golin (invited)

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

It can be hard to keep up with emerging trends in green construction. Customers in the building industry have driven demand for green construction to 33% of building project activity as of 2015, and some infrastructure owners are poised for large scale implementation of sustainability metrics at the state and local levels. Whereas the green building industry relies heavily on green rating systems such as LEED to ensure projects meet their sustainability goals, infrastructure owners are incorporating other tools such as Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) into the procurement process. Contractors can provide better service to their customers and gain a leg up on the competition by understanding how the evolving roadmap of green construction can affect their business.


This session will feature two speakers who will discuss new developments in green construction and their implications for the asphalt pavement industry (one from the building industry sector, such as a LEED expert with asphalt pavement experience, and one from the infrastructure sector, such as Imad Al-Qadi of the Illinois Tollway project).


Key Takeaways: 

  • Learn about emerging trends in sustainability rating systems for the green building sector
  • Understand how infrastructure owners are incorporating LCA into their procurement process

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sit back and enjoy the ride on a signature Trolley, as guides combine humorous stories and historical facts into a fun-filled tour that’s both entertaining and educational. The expert guides show you the sights from historical landmarks to world class shopping areas, local attractions, beautiful beaches and waterways plus much more.

 

Following the area tour, you will have an opportunity to enjoy some of the most refined shopping in the country, including a wide variety of specialty shops, clothing boutiques, jewelers and art galleries. You will experience a relaxing afternoon strolling in and out of quaint stores and charming cafes, browsing for pleasure or buying for purpose. This unique and diverse shopping adventure will leave guests satisfied yet craving to return for more.

 

Note: Comfortable and casual clothing recommended.

 

NOTE: As a registered spouse or guest of the 2019 Annual Meeting, you are invited to participate in ONE of our FOUR planned special events at no charge it is included in your registration fee. Signs-ups are on a first come, first served basis and an email to select the event option will be sent to the spouse/guest after we receive the registration. This invitation is ONLY for registered spouses/guests and is not transferable. Attendees are not able to purchase tickets to the events.

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Experience the relaxing and cool Gulf waters aboard the Calusa Spirit! The Catamaran departs directly from the sugar sand beach of the hotel and transports guests to a whole new world – the 10,000 Islands! This ecosystem is comprised of thousands of mangrove estuaries, and is full of beautiful and unique wildlife. The Calusa Spirit calmly navigates the backwaters in search of dolphin, manatee, and bald eagles - and upon arrival at Cape Romano, guests can explore the secluded beach in search of the most ornate seashell treasures!

 

Note: Beach attire is recommended as you will get wet on the tour. Sun screen and/or hats are also recommended.

 

NOTE: As a registered spouse or guest of the 2019 Annual Meeting, you are invited to participate in ONE of our FOUR planned special events at no charge — it is included in your registration fee. Signs-ups are on a first come, first served basis and an email to select the event option will be sent to the spouse/guest after we receive the registration. This invitation is ONLY for registered spouses/guests and is not transferable. Attendees are not able to purchase tickets to the events.

3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, January 22

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

Start your morning off right and join fellow attendees for a wonderful hot breakfast buffet, beverages, and networking.

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

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Alison Levine explains how, with a little creativity and a lot of heart, you can uncover hidden talents and turn perceived weaknesses into strengths.


She recounts her history-making expedition to the South Pole in which she crossed 600-miles of Antarctic ice on skis while hauling 150 lbs of her gear in a sled harnessed to her waist, becoming he first American to complete the particularly grueling route across the frozen continent. But her trip was fraught with unexpected challenges. What she struggled with most wasn’t the extreme temperatures, dangerous terrain or feelings of isolation. It was the physical challenge of trying to haul a sled of supplies that far outweighed her. Alison was the smallest, weakest member of her team, and was not able to keep pace with her taller, stronger teammates. But a surprising change of strategy orchestrated by the expedition leader helped to uncover some unique strengths that she did not know she had, and as a result they were able to reach the South Pole as a stronger team than they were when the journey began.


If we are hyper-focused on our own shortcomings, we overlook our hidden talents and that can lead us to success. With the right kind of leadership mindset, perceived weaknesses can be turned into strengths. It just takes a little creativity and a lot of heart.

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Join us to mark a changing of the guard in NAPA’s leadership. For the past 26 years, Mike Acott has provided a steady hand in guiding the asphalt pavement industry through multiple challenges and changes in technologies and practices. As he steps down as NAPA president, we will honor Mike for his contributions and thank him for his service. But this session is not just about looking to NAPA’s past, we will introduce NAPA’s new president, who will provide an overview of how the association is transitioning to embrace innovation and to meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

A number of recent regulations are changing the way companies must consider and develop drug-testing policies. In 2016. OSHA indicated that its illness and injury recordkeeping rule may preclude employee drug testing on a broad basis. And with the increase in states legalizing both medical and recreational marijuana, coupled with both ADA and HIPPA requirements, companies must have a well thought-through employee drug testing policy for safety-sensitive positions.

 

In this session you will learn:

  • When government contracts may require the assurance of a drug-free workplace
  • How recent changes in legislation, policy, and regulation effect drug testing policies
  • How to set-up a proper employee drug-testing program.

 

Speaker: 

Manesh Rath, Partner, Keller and Heckman, LLP 

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Technology continues to appear and be more prevalent on construction equipment, construction sites, and in our daily lives. This workshop will focus on how business leaders in the asphalt industry are incorporating these updated tools into their operations and share a perspective on how impactful it has been and can be on operational efficiency.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how business leaders in the asphalt industry are harnessing technology
  • Success stories of incorporating technology into asphalt operations
  • Challenges with implementation of technology
  • Methods for evaluating technology and its impact on company operations (ROI)

 

Speakers: 

David White, Vice President of Operations, Superior Paving Corp.

Colas Group Representative TBD

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Experience the unique eco-system of the 10,000 islands while navigating your kayak through the mangroves and the back bays of the Gulf of Mexico. You will explore the untouched wilderness and pristine beauty of this area up close and personal with your exclusive eco-trained naturalist. They will guide you to hidden lagoons and deserted beaches where your guests will discover the techniques and fun of capturing local wildlife on film. You may encounter osprey guarding their nests, heron and egret swooping for a fish, dolphins playing or manatees surfacing for a breath of fresh air. This experience ensures plenty of adventure, fun and memories to take home!

 

Note: Bathing suits, towels and sunscreen are recommended.

 

NOTE: As a registered spouse or guest of the 2019 Annual Meeting, you are invited to participate in ONE of our FOUR planned special events at no charge — it is included in your registration fee. Signs-ups are on a first come, first served basis and an email to select the event option will be sent to the spouse/guest after we receive the registration. This invitation is ONLY for registered spouses/guests and is not transferable. Attendees are not able to purchase tickets to the events.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Looking for something new, exciting and creative to do? Paint and Party with us! All supplies are included and our fun, professional instructor will guide you step-by-step in creating your own masterpiece on canvas to take home. Our paintings are designed for everyone, from avid artist to someone who has never held a paintbrush. We specialize in people who say they “can’t”! It’s FUN art, not fine art!” This event can be held indoors or outside on our white sandy beach.

 

Note: Comfortable clothing recommended.

 

NOTE: As a registered spouse or guest of the 2019 Annual Meeting, you are invited to participate in ONE of our FOUR planned special events at no charge — it is included in your registration fee. Signs-ups are on a first come, first served basis and an email to select the event option will be sent to the spouse/guest after we receive the registration. This invitation is ONLY for registered spouses/guests and is not transferable. Attendees are not able to purchase tickets to the events.

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

PartyOntheMoonPurpleBandImageVoted America's #1 Corporate and Private Party Band, PARTY ON THE MOON, will exceed your highest expectations, and will dazzle you with current dance, 80s, classic rock, disco/funk, R&B, Motown and new country sounds and moves.  This party is sure to be OUT OF THIS WORLD because you will spend the evening with special friends, great food, and a great show! This event is included for all registered attendees. !

  

Wednesday, January 23

8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

On Wednesday morning, NAPA honors the asphalt pavement industry's finest, paying tribute to their commitment to quality in construction during the Awards Ceremony and Breakfast. The highlight of this event is the presentation of the Sheldon G. Hayes Award, the industry's most prestigious award.

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

In addition to NAPA Board members, authorized voting representatives of NAPA producer companies and life members are requested to attend to participate in a membership action on the agenda.