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Program announced for AAPA International Flexible Pavements Conference

The program has been announced for the 2015 Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) International Flexible Pavements Conference at the Gold Coast in September

The program has been announced for the 2015 Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) International Flexible Pavements Conference at the Gold Coast in SeptemberInternational guests and local experts will converge on the Gold Coast from 13-16 September to discuss a variety of topics under the theme of Innovation Driving Value at this year’s AAPA International Flexible Pavements Conference.

The event and its speakers will explore some of the next-generation product and equipment technologies set to define the future of the road sector.

The event kicks off with an International Golf Day and Registration event on Sunday, 13 September at The Palms Golf Course.

Early bird rates for the conference officially ended June 30, but the cheaper rates have been extended until July 17.

The program covers a range of topics under the Innovation Driving Value banner including:

– What drives the asset owner?

– How to deliver innovation in the roads sector

– Innovation in construction plant equipment

– Smoother, safer roads – design focus

– Asset preservation and rehabilitation performance

– Perpetual pavements – long-life asphalt

– Practical asset preservation

– Sustainability and recycling adding value

– And more.

The entire program can be viewed here:

What does Innovation Driving Value mean?


  • Unveiling proven technologies to help us be better, smarter
  • Learning about new products, new business models, new solutions to old problems
  • Providing a catalyst for the growth and success (providing “light bulb” moments to stay relevant and up to speed)

Driving Value:

  • Access to equipment, products and techniques to deliver smooth, safe, well-maintained roads
  • Learning how to better maintain existing assets, faster and with less money
  • Local and international learnings to help future-proof new projects

Speakers include:

  • David Timm, Auburn University (USA)
  • Chuck Fuller, Ramming Paving Company Texas (USA)
  • John Harvey, University of California (USA)
  • David Newcomb, Texas Transportation Institute (USA)
  • Étienne le Bouteiller, COLAS (France)
  • Willem Vonk, Kraton Polymers (Netherlands)
  • Kym Neaylon, ARRB (New Zealand)
  • Ben Brock, Astec (USA)

Delegates will be given:

– Access to an unmatched range of Global and Local Speakers

– Entry to and be absorbed by the most prestigious event in the Industry

– Access to Industry and Government representatives and knowledge transfer

– Practical, proven learnings, products and opportunities to be considered for implementation now

– A memorable and enjoyable experience -100% of the time

– Access to unrivalled Networking and Social Events

Delegate Packages:

  • Full Registration

Early bird rate closes 30 June 2015

AAPA Member: AUD$1850.00 (Early bird), AUD$2050.00

Non-Member: AUD$2100.00 (Early bird), AUD$2300.00

Includes attendance at all Conference Sessions and Social Events. Excludes Golf Day and Master Classes.

  • Day Registration

AAPA Member: AUD$700.00

Non-Member: AUD$800.00

Includes attendance at Conference Sessions on the day you have registered only. Social Functions are an additional cost.

  • Master Class Registration

Conference Attendees: AUD$150.00

Non-conference attendees: AUD$250.00

Includes attendance at the Master Class only. No Conference Sessions are included.

Want to Register?

Delegate and Accommodation bookings can be made online.

To register, please visit:

New users will need to create a new Currinda Profile to register.

If you have any enquiries please contact:

Phoebe White, Event Coordinator

YRD Event Management

T: (07) 3368 2422

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