10 Sessions to check out at NPE 2024

We’re Excited About These 10 Sessions Taking the Stage for the First Time at NPE 2024

NPE is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date content in the industry. Check out some of the new sessions on the Conference agenda this year!

Driving Growth with Software – When, What, & How
Tuesday, January 23 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

In an era where technology is at the forefront of business evolution, this session will explore innovative strategies that showcase how harnessing the full potential of software plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of growth and innovation. From our new Technology track, Driving Growth with Software, brings together a panel of experts including Paul Garner of Pave America, Matt Slawson of Paradise Asphalt Maintenance, and Ari Bleemer of OneCrew to discuss when the right time is to implement software in your paving business, what software is available to best manage your business, and how to effectively implement and drive value from software across your operations.


Ari will also be moderating the FREE Morning Huddle focused on AI in the paving industry.

Utilizing Digital Marketing to Pave the Way for Success
Wednesday, January 24 | 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This timely conference session discusses the dynamic realm of digital marketing and its pivotal role in shaping your business success. Speaker, author and podcast co-host, Luke Eggebraaten, Managing Partner and Founder of Phaser Marketing will guide attendees through cutting-edge strategies, data-driven insights, and innovative techniques that harness the full potential of digital platforms. From social media mastery to SEO expertise, Luke will provide actionable tips to drive engagement, amplify brand presence, and generate measurable results. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead in the ever-evolving digital landscape and pave the way for your organization’s triumph in the digital age. Attendees of this session will be treated to an exclusive freebie!

How to Stretch Your Paving Dollar
Thursday, January 25 | 10:00 am to 11:30 am

If you aim to update your approach to paving and get the most value out of every dollar spent, then this session is for you! Tasha Johnson, Assistant Director – Engineering Division of City of Durham, Department of Public Works, will uncover effective communication strategies, smart project selection methodologies, and the power of predictive analysis to optimize paving budgets. Learn invaluable insights that will empower you to make informed decisions, enhance project efficiency, and extend the reach of your paving investments like never before.

Conference Connect and Conference Connect In-Action
Tuesday, January 23 | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Tuesday, January 23 | 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Join Elle O’Flaherty, CEO of Interlace Solutions, for this energizing and fun discussion that helps propel your networking to new heights at NPE! Get ready to learn how to effectively introduce yourself, follow up, offer value to others, and more! Using the techniques learned in the Conference Connect session, attendees will spend 1.5 hours networking and engaging in small group discussions during our Conference Connect: In-Action session immediately following.


***Each session is priced separately.

Building and Leveraging Partnerships for Advancement
Tuesday, January 23 | 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Embark on a compelling journey with your fellow paving business owner, Chelsea Ellis-Hogan, CEO and President of Jim Reynolds Asphalt Contractor, Inc. in this conference session as she explores the strategic art of building and leveraging partnerships for business advancement. Attendees will learn how a paving business not only navigated its industry but also achieved growth by forging strategic partnerships across diverse sectors.


Chelsea will also be moderating the FREE Morning Huddle centered around Business Operations and will also be presenting 2 other sessions, Growing Leadership Through Technology and Create a Stand-Out Digital Marketing System.

It’s Electric! How to Make Electrification Happen
Wednesday, January 24 | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Shane Farlin, Owner of Quality Asphalt & Maintenance, LLC. is here to take your company into the next generation! Learn about the first steps in moving towards electrification of your equipment and how following Environmental, Social and Governance methods can make your business more desirable and support your bottom line. Shane has turned his company from a few men and a truck to one of the most sought-after commercial companies in Michigan by utilizing these methods.

Equity in Asset Management – Prioritization for Pavements, Sidewalk, Trails, and More
Wednesday, January 24 | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Explore the pivotal intersection of equity and asset management in this conference session presented by Tasha Johnson, Assistant Director – Engineering Division of City of Durham, Department of Public Works. Tasha will shed light on the strategies that foster inclusive and responsible practices, ensuring that asset management contributes to equitable outcomes for diverse stakeholders. Don’t miss this opportunity to shape the future of your asset management program through the lens of equity.

Mental Health and Suicide Awareness in Construction
Thursday, January 25 | 8:00 am to 9:30 am

This vital conversation about the often-overlooked challenges within the construction industry shed light on the impact of mental health issues and suicide. Gain insights into industry statistics on suicide in the construction industry, common warning signs, and proactive strategies from Vince Hafeli, Vice President of Asphalt Plants and Materials of AJAX Paving Industry of Florida as he takes attendees through his own personal journey.

Leading During an Emergency Asphalt Repair
Thursday, January 25 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Discover the extraordinary leadership journey in this conference session presented by Mark Roberts, Project Manager of the Kansas Turnpike Authority and Calon Trulove, Earthwork Division Manager of Dondlinger Construction as they share the remarkable account of the 2019 rebuilding and reopening of I-35 Kansas Turnpike within a mere 36 hours. This session shares invaluable insights into the strategic decision-making, collaborative efforts, and innovative solutions that propelled this emergency asphalt repair to success. Gain firsthand knowledge on effective crisis leadership, ensuring you’re equipped to navigate unexpected challenges with resilience and precision.

From Good to Great Through Servant Leadership
Tuesday, January 23 | 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Elevate your leadership in this transformative conference session, From Good to Great Through Servant Leadership. Join Keith L Callaway, Founder of K&L Industries as he delves into the principles and practices of servant leadership, a proven approach that empowers leaders to bring out the best in their teams and businesses. Discover how adopting a servant-leader mindset can create a culture of trust, collaboration, and sustained success. Don’t miss this opportunity to unlock the potential of servant leadership and take your leadership skills to new heights. Join us on the path from good to great!

These sessions are just a few on the agenda for NPE 2024. Check out our full conference schedule and sign up to join the industry leading education at the upcoming show.