Reinvigorating the Speaker Rotation at NPE
NPE reinvigorates speaker rotation so the conference program is “different by design.”
Many long-time National Pavement Expo (NPE) attendees noticed a difference earlier this year when the show convened for its 35th anniversary gathering in Nashville. The difference was by design, and Thomas Eosso, advisory board member for the show, reveals that it took a while for attendees to warm up to the changes.
“At first there was negativity,” admits Eosso, a frequent NPE presenter and owner of Eosso Brothers Paving, Farmingdale, N.J. “People don’t like change. But once we got a day or two into the show and the classes, people really started liking it. When you make change, sometimes it doesn’t work, but the show earlier this year went really well.”
Some of the initial push back stemmed from the lack of familiar faces. “There were speakers who had been doing the show for more than 20 years who did not attend the 2020 show because we made a switch in trying to re-energize the speakers and get industry professionals doing the classes,” Eosso says.