While we are still in the planning stages for ASTE 2018 to be held September 28 & 29, 2018 in Cary, NC we are expecting this to be our biggest event ever. We have secured all meeting space at the hotel so there are no other events that will take place while we are there. Early vendor registration for the trade show has been good with several new vendors already registered. This year there will be 28 technical and management seminars over the two days. Speakers secured thus far are Aaron Stokes, Rick White, Jim Silverman, Danny Sanchez, Amy Mattinat, Carm Capriotto, Craig VanBatenburg, Chris Peace, Dirk Fuchs, David Patrick and Jim Morton. We expect 2-3 more speakers by the time the schedule is complete. Attendee registration should be open in May. Besides the training and the trade show there will be plenty of fun things happening at ASTE. On Thursday there will be a ASTE pre-party, Friday a buffet lunch following by a town hall meeting. Friday evening there will be a fun Casino Night and Saturday a Southern Style BBQ. Each night the hotel will host a open bar managers reception followed by the IGO hospitality suite later in the evening. This is one event you don’t want to miss.