Top Sessions at NPE

Check out these top sessions

NPE is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date content in the industry. Check out some of our top sessions this year presented by both our longtime, expert speakers, as well as first time NPE presenters we are excited to welcome to the Conference.

Striping with Technology 2.0
Tuesday, January 23 10:00 am to 11:30 am

EXPERT NPE SPEAKER! This session will be standing room only as Jim Panzenhagen always brings a crowd! Jim has been in the striping business for over 25 years and has been one of the leaders in using technology in his striping projects. At NPE 2024, Jim will be bringing his first-hand knowledge to the stage as he covers the basics of using the auto layout machine, dot and line lasers and which is the best to use, and the future of the industry.

Jim will also be presenting Basic Parking Lot Striping and Tricks and is a moderator for the FREE Striping Morning Huddle.

Iron-Sharpened Leadership
Tuesday, January 23 | 8:00 am to 9:30 am

1st TIME NPE SPEAKER! Through the use of inspirational stories, Major General John L. Gronski (U.S. Army Retired), will share how to lead as an Iron-Sharpened Leader. Attendees can enhance organizational effectiveness, increase profits, and retain talented employees through the key elements – character, competency, and resilience, that will be discussed in this session. John will provide tools and techniques that help leaders in both their professional and personal lives.

The DNA of Sealcoats – Getting Down to the Details
Thursday, January 25 | 8:00 am to 9:30 am

EXPERT NPE SPEAKER! With over a decade in the asphalt and sealer business, in both technical and commercial roles, Aaron Roy of Nouryon, will be back at NPE 2024 to analyze the chemistry and relationship of the components that make up asphalt and coal tar-based sealcoats. Explore the pros and cons of various materials that make these systems work to serve their purpose in the past, present, and future. Be sure to sign up and get to this session early – all seats were filled at Aaron’s NPE 2023 session and this one is expected to be just as big of a hit!

Nouryon will be exhibiting at NPE 2024, visit them at booth #847!

Using Asphalt Modifiers to Enhance Pavement Performance
Tuesday, January 23 | 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

1st TIME NPE SPEAKER! As technologies continue to develop and progress, how do contractors know what’s available on the market and how each option works? Tanya Nash is delivering her expertise and technical insight to NPE 2024 for this session that explores how to better recommend the appropriate modifier to respective asphalt mixes, analyze options regarding different modifiers, and recognize the functions of different types of asphalt modifiers. You won’t want to miss learning from this asphalt industry pro!

How to Build an Organizational Chart that Allows Your Business to Scale
Tuesday, January 23 | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

EXPERT NPE SPEAKER! What got you here, won’t get you there. To build a scalable business, you must have great organizational structures and systems. An organizational chart is a key component of that structure and will set your business up for long-term (less painful) growth! Join in this session to learn how to build out an accountability chart that works for your business, develop key roles within your organization, define responsibilities and outcomes, and design the best structure to streamline your business. Shauna Huntington has spent her career looking for ways to improve the business operations process and empower entrepreneurs. She will be bringing this dedication and proven takeaways to this session at NPE 2024!


Shauna will also be moderating the FREE Morning Huddle centered around Business Operations.

Building Striping Teams for the Next Generation
Tuesday, January 23 | 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

1st TIME NPE SPEAKER! It’s a new world in the striping workforce, which comes with its own set of challenges! In this interactive session presented by Dejah Anderson and Gary Stapleton of Anderson Striping & Construction, Inc., get ready to develop a plan to attract and retain young striping talent and create a structure of team building that millennial and Gen Z can relate to, while setting high standards within your teams. Attendees in this session will team up to learn and craft plans that work for their individual organization and will walk out with a plan for optimizing your veteran workforce to mentor the next generation of the striping industry.


Dejah and Gary will also be moderating the FREE Striping Morning Huddle.

Achieving Quality Paving
Thursday, January 25 | 8:00 am to 9:30 am

EXPERT NPE SPEAKER! John Ball is back and bring NPE 2024 his nationally known paving best practices in this session! John will take contractors step-by-step through recorded on-the-job paving operations videos. This 1.5-hour session will be jam packed with actionable information that includes paving operations, proper and improper techniques, best paving practices, problems, and their solutions, as well as tips and other insights into the paving process. Learn how to get the most out of your crew and your equipment and how to complete high quality paving jobs as efficiently as possible!


John will also be presenting Paving for Quality and the End Result at NPE 2024 which examines case studies to help contractors and their teams prepare from start to finish on paving projects.

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.