NAPA Midyear Meeting
Renaissance Nashville Hotel | Nashville, TN | July 14–16, 2014
Innovation | Quality | Engagement
Take command and learn how innovation, quality and engagement ensures the future competitiveness of your company. Competitive markets, legislative uncertainty, and economic hurdles require versatility, adaptability, and a commitment to quality; the asphalt industry stands ready to face such challenges. Join the industry leaders at NAPA’s Midyear Meeting, July 14–16 in Nashville, to learn how innovations in asphalt technology build strong, smooth pavements, and how improvements in product quality can save your customers and your company money.
Learn about the technologies the Federal Highway Administraion is touting as innovative, cost-saving, and sustainable. Receive an update from the National Center for Asphalt Technology on breaking scientific research that affects your company's bottom line. See how quality pays — for drivers, road owners, and contractors.
Experience real Nashville culture and enjoy the soothing music of well-known country songwriters as they demonstrate the power of creativity and out-of-the-box thinking. Learn how industry leaders are building a successful outreach campaign, and ideas for improving relationships with community leaders and pavement decisionmakers.
NAPA's Midyear Meeting is the networking event that brings together industry leaders for three days of productive committee meetings and interesting general sessions. Interact with your peers, attend the NAPA meeting ... it only happens in Nashville.
Plenary Sessions You Won't Want to Miss!
MONDAY JULY 14, 2014 Noon
Awards Luncheon and Nashville: In Story and Song
Everywhere you go in Nashville, there is a song and story. Bart Herbison, Executive Director of the Nashville Songwriters Association International, and several special guests will bring the magic of Nashville to the NAPA Midyear Meeting with storytelling, music making, and an insider's look at the Nashville music scene. You won't know the faces, but the songs they have written are ones you do know.
Following the entertainment, the NAPA Operational Excellence Awards program begins, recognizing asphalt industry leaders for their excellence in safety, ecological awareness, community involvement, and marketing.
TUESDAY JULY 17, 2014 7:00 am
Innovations for High Quality Asphalt Pavements
Quality products and quality work are fundamental to ensuring asphalt pavements that deliver the level of performance and drivability that road owners expect and that the public demands. Join us for an update from FHWA and NCAT on the latest innovations, best practices, and emerging technologies that produce the roads people want to drive on.
Walter "Butch" Waidelich Jr., Associate Administrator for Infrastructure at the Federal Highway Administration, will provide a technology update and an overview of the NAPA-FHWA Cooperative Agreement. Dr. Raymond "Buzz" Powell, P.E., National Center for Asphalt Technology Assistant Director and NCAT Pavement Test Track Manager, will provide an update on test track research and Pavement Economics Committee projects.
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