TAMPA, FL – The National Pavement Expo and Conference welcomed paving and pavement maintenance professionals to the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida on January 23-25, for three days of networking, education, and an Expo Hall that ignited innovation within the industry. Each year, the National Pavement Expo and Conference unites vendors and contractors who specialize in asphalt and concrete paving, sealcoating, striping, sweeping, pavement repair, and related services. This year’s show aimed to equip business owners and the members of their team with the resources, tools, and connections to manage and excel in their evolving working environment.

Before the opening of the Expo Hall, NPE attendees kicked off their time participating in the newly revamped 2024 Conference program. Conference participants were eager to engage with speakers and their peers during sessions that encompassed timely topics like workforce development and employee management, leadership, technical skills and best practices, sales and marketing, and much, much more! The full Conference agenda delivered brand-new content in over 50 sessions, including a Keynote presentation, Work Zone Stage sessions, panel discussions, and more, as well as a diverse lineup of influential speakers, experts and thought leaders, allowing attendees to connect with the best in the field. NPE 2024 also debuted the newest learning track focused on technology.

The Expo Hall opened its doors on Wednesday morning as attendees made their way from booth to booth to explore new products and services. Exhibitors like Newman Tractor, partnering with SANY America, the Godwin Group, Odra Road Sweepers, and more, put their equipment on display allowing attendees to get a hands-on, up-close look at these machines and how they can best be used in their paving and pavement maintenance projects.

One of the new activities taking place in the Expo Hall was NPE’s first ever Striping Contest, sponsored by Graco and Pavement Stencil, LLC. Participants showcased their skills in a highly competitive contest with over 45 contestants. 1st place winner was Jason Gomez from Ontario Parking Lot Services and 2nd place winner was Nick Lucas from TNT Asphalt Solutions.

As the Expo Hall closed for the day, attendees and exhibitors made their way right outside the Convention Center to the Tampa Riverwalk for a fun and memorable afternoon at the NPE Party, themed around Tampa’s famous Gasparilla Pirate Festival. Eventgoers enjoyed food, beverages, live music, and the very popular 360-photo booth where attendees posed with their favorite pirate props.

“The energy we saw this year was electric,” said Show Director, Morgan Wilson. “We are always impressed by the dedication of these paving and pavement maintenance professionals, and their commitment to the industry. Attendees were eager to learn about the latest trends, technologies, and solutions in their field driving them to visit different booths, engage with exhibitors, and attend educational sessions.”

When asked about what to expect for NPE 2025, Morgan replied, “The excitement doesn’t end here – our team is already hard at work preparing our 2025 Call for Speakers, NPE Party, and Expo Hall activations. We are also reviewing attendee and exhibitor feedback from this year’s event to ensure that next year’s expo surpasses expectations. Your input drives our show, and our team is dedicated to incorporating your most requested features to make 2025 the best NPE yet!”

For more information about the National Pavement Expo and Conference and to stay updated on new details for the 2025 show, please visit www.nationalpavementexpo.com/.


About the National Pavement Expo and Conference:

The National Pavement Expo and Conference brings vendors and contractors together who make their living from asphalt and concrete paving, sealcoating, striping, sweeping, crack repair, pavement repair, and snow removal.  NPE provides over three days to network with other paving professionals, discover new products, and attend expert-led educational programs. National Pavement Expo and Conference is owned by Emerald, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States.

About Emerald:

Emerald’s talented and experienced team grows our customers’ businesses 365 days a year through connections, content, and commerce. We expand connections that drive new business opportunities, product discovery, and relationships with over 140 annual events, matchmaking, and lead-gen services. We create content to ensure that our customers are on the cutting edge of their industries and are continually developing their skills.  And we power commerce through efficient year-round buying and selling. We do all this by seamlessly integrating in-person and digital platforms and channels.  Emerald is immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate.  As true partners, we create experiences that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results. For more information, please visit: www.emeraldx.com.