It’s been a long 15 months, but Virginia and many other states are starting to reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic. The lifting of restrictions on social gatherings inside and outside allows groups to gather, fellowship, and celebrate. VAA is excited to be planning for a bigger and better MAAE 2021 event in December.
Launched in 2019, MAAE is the premier event in the mid-Atlantic to see the latest in Asphalt paving related technologies, products, and services. In the initial year, MAAE had 20 floor exhibitors and 50 booth exhibitors for the 600+ attendees. The 2021 floor plan has been redesigned to aid attendees in visiting all of the vendors. As of June 1, MAAE has commitments from the following companies to exhibit:
Don’t see your company’s name on the list, take care of that today by visiting the Mid-Atlantic Asphalt Expo website and registering. VAA member and non-member exhibitor fees are detailed on the site.
Recognizing the challenges faced by so many companies, VAA has reduced the cost to attend and exhibit. Companies that are not a member can join and receive the lower rates and other VAA member benefits. VAA has also expanded the number of sponsorship opportunities to get your company’s name in front of potential customers.
Along with the exhibit hall, the technical committee has outlined a great agenda, including general sessions and breakout sessions. The tentative agenda will be posted in August.
Are you located out of state or cannot travel to Richmond in December due to schedule conflicts? New for 2021 will be a virtual format to attend MAAE’s technical conference. By partnering with a professional media production firm, VAA will expand access to even more people. Remote attendees will get the same great technical information being shared.
What do I do now? If you are a company, make sure you register to exhibit. Booth and floor space rates increase after August 2. Do not wait, or the spot you want may be gone! If you are an attendee, mark your calendar for December 15-17. Once the attendee registration opens, look for announcements through emails, the VAA website, and social media posts. Like pricing for vendors, the cost to attend has been slashed. We want to see you in December!