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NPE 2024 Suggested Proposal Themes

These key learning tracks will help jumpstart conversations around priorities and initiatives in the industry so that you can inspire and grow your team and business.

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Management (Business Operations)

Get ready to increase operational efficiencies! The NPE Business Operations learning track provides actionable content to help advance your day-to-day office tasks, from policies and procedures to financial technology and software. Explore topics that include time management, office organization, M&A, succession planning, productivity and more!


Looking to grow your areas of service? The NPE Concrete learning track explores opportunities to incorporate concrete paving into your business. Everything from composition, technique, design, and installation to the business side of beginning or growing your clients, equipment, and bidding will be covered!

Crack sealing

Refine your crack sealing techniques! The NPE Crack Sealing learning track tackles characteristics and treatment methods, how to best set up and prepare the surface site, when to perform, how to properly use sealants and mastics, and overall pavement protection and preservation.

Office (Employment Management)

Stay on top of what’s to come in the world of work with NPE’s Employee Management learning track! The way that people work has forever changed; labor shortages, engaging next-gen employees, and diversity and inclusion continue to pose new opportunities for the industry to innovate the way they recruit, retain and develop employees, communicate and collaborate effectively, delegate responsibilities, create a strong workplace culture, motivate employees, build resilient teams and truly invest in your people and in turn boost your business results.


Level up your leadership skills! This NPE Leadership learning track will dive into topics and content that challenges business owners and up-and-coming managers in the industry to re-energize and refresh their leadership abilities, become a powerful voice in the paving and pavement maintenance industry, and create and lead high-performance teams.


Navigate challenges and discuss strategies in the interactive and informative NPE Paving learning track. Relevant for both new hires and experienced employees, the content in these sessions and workshops cover techniques, trends, best practices, technology, and specifications for both commercial and residential projects. Presenters are ready to share their years of experience and insight on paving design, construction, testing, evaluation, and maintenance.

Sales and Marketing

The NPE Sales and Marketing learning track will help you to adapt to the complex buying environment the industry now faces. Reinvent your sales strategy and drive growth with technological advances in digital marketing and website design, SEO, client video testimonials and the use of drones in the field.  By exploring these impactful sales techniques paving and pavement maintenance professionals will find a better way to target and find quality customers, meet expectations, schedules and budgets, and communicate effectively with both residential and commercial customers.


If sealcoating is your area of service, you won’t want to miss the education in this learning track! Discover more about setting up the site, equipment, materials and mix design, application methods and environmental effects. There are also ample opportunities to learn new estimating tactics and how to best communicate the benefits of sealcoating with your next or existing customer.

Striping (Pavement Marking)

Explore start to finish techniques, as well as more advance and intricate methods in NPE’s Striping (Pavement Marking) learning track; covering everything from ADA striping and signage compliancy to lasers, thermoplastics, applications and spray tips. The content in these sessions and workshops also delve into the best-suited paints and state-of-the-art striping machines for your project.


Gain a deeper understanding and knowledge of the industry standards, best practices, and solutions for power sweepers. Whether you are looking to find out more about the environmental benefits, safety or the advances taking the spotlight in the sweeping profession (AI, machine learning, electric/autonomous); the Sweeping learning track will cover it all!