AC Business Media Announces New Ownership for National Pavement Expo

On Tuesday, AC Business Media announced that Emerald Expositions will be the new owner of National Pavement Expo, an annual trade show and conference for those in the paving and pavement maintenance industry.

Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of large B2B trade shows, produces more than 80 trade shows and conference events each year.     10887325_813135945424896_7324344718447920865_o-580e3fdb7dc5a

National Pavement Expo (NPE) 2017 will continue to be served by AC Business Media (ACBM) with Amy Schwandt as the Show Manager and Allan Heydorn as the Conference Manager. Emerald Expositions and ACBM have entered a long-term strategic relationship so they can continue to provide exhibitors and attendees the best experience possible.

“It has been exciting and gratifying to see the growth that National Pavement Expo has achieved over the past several years,” commented show manager, Amy Schwandt. “The team has worked diligently to add exciting innovations and new services every year and to keep the educational conference fresh. We will continue to support our clients and attendees through the products and services offered by AC Business Media brands.”

NPE is the largest trade show specifically designed for paving and pavement maintenance professionals, bringing vendors and suppliers together with contractors who make their living from asphalt and concrete paving, infrared pavement repair, sealcoating, striping, sweeping, crack repair, pavement repair and snow removal.

The next NPE event will be held Feb. 1-4 in Nashville, TN., providing four days of seminars and workshops, plus a new Leadership Boot Camp Jan. 31, in addition to access to more than 150 exhibitors profiling products and services on the expo floor.

“NPE has a long and storied history in its over 30 years, and we are glad that it will be in the capable hands of one of the top trade show operators in the world, providing many benefits to our loyal attendees and exhibitors,” said Carl Wistreich and Anil Narang, co-owners of AC Business Media.

Pavement Magazine to Remain Under ACBM Ownership

ACBM has retained Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction magazine, which will continue to be the official publishing partner of NPE and whose team will work closely with the Emerald team on marketing of the event and the development of conference content.

This long-term strategic relationship will enable both organizations to focus their respective resources and expertise on their core competencies and apply best practices across each product line, according to Emerald officials.

Emerald has renamed its “Design” end market to “Design & Construction”, and Joe Randall, executive vice president of Emerald Expositions, will continue to oversee the portfolio of trade shows and conferences across this end market.

“NPE has grown strongly under AC Business Media’s entrepreneurial management,” Randall said. “We’re excited to add the event to our portfolio and will seek to enhance the NPE experience for both attendees and exhibitors by applying our deep event experience, scale benefits and industry-leading best practices.”

Some other shows in the ‘Design & Construction” portfolio include the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, GlobalShop and HD Expo.

Nick Curci, president of Corporate Solutions that handled the transaction, said, “National Pavement Expo is the leading industry event for contractors in the asphalt, concrete paving, sealcoating, striping, sweeping crack sealing, pavement repair and snow removal industries. The event hosts over 500 exhibits each year with over 100,000 net square feet of exhibit space and attracts 3,600 professional attendees. NPE has realized double digit growth over the past several years with its dominance in the pavement industry.”