Annual Conference & Workshop

The Association of Modified Asphalt Producers will hold its 19th Annual Conference & Workshop at the Sheraton Grand in Phoenix, February 6–8, 2018.

Modified Asphalt — The Proven Choice. Today’s modified asphalt mix designs provide long lasting, cost effective, quiet and smooth driving surfaces. Each year, AMAP brings together industry leaders and technology experts to discuss successful modified asphalt projects as well as advances and changes in technology and industry needs. Prior to the Conference, we also conduct our highly regarded Modified Asphalt Workshop. Six professional development hours will be awarded for attendance.

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Registration is now OPEN! Use this link to register now. With our online form you can register attendees and reserve a tabletop exhibit to showcase your products. Early-bird registration rates close on January 27 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, so don’t delay.


Sheraton Grand Phoenix

Book your hotel room today! Hotel room block information follows.

Conference Hotel

Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 North 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004- Conference special rate of $249
– Reservations: 866-837-4213 and reference “AMAP Annual Conference” or reserve online

Alternative Hotel

Westin Phoenix Downtown
333 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004- Conference special rate of $269
– One block from conference hotel
– Reservations: 866-961-3775 and reference “AMAP Annual Conference” or reserve online

Nearby restaurants, activities and attractions

Wednesday Keynote Speaker

Tod McGreevy
Vice President and Director
Muse, Stancil & Co.

What to Expect: Looking Ahead at Energy and Petrochemicals

Tod McGreevy

With more than 25 years in the energy and petrochemical industry, Tod McGreevy will present thoughtful future scenarios for refined feedstocks that affect our modifiers and the base asphalt that is the lifeblood of our industry.

Muse provides customized consulting services to the downstream energy industry, focusing on offering an integrated combination of technical and business expertise. As a consultant, Tod has worked on a broad range of assignments in the downstream sector around the world. Many of his assignments have focused on refining economics, market analysis, and business strategy.

Prior to joining Muse in 2003, Tod worked for several U.S. refining and marketing companies, including Fletcher Oil and Refining, Phibro USA, Lyondell – Citgo Refining, and El Paso Merchant Energy. Tod holds B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science from the University of Connecticut.

Thursday Keynote Speaker

Dr. Bill Grieco
Vice President, Energy and Environment
Southern Research

Staying Competitive With Accelerating Changes In Technology and Innovation

Dr. Bill Grieco

Technology and innovation are accelerating changes in every aspect of our lives. Hear Dr. Bill Grieco’s insightful discussion of how some of the changes may impact energy, transportation and asphalt over the next decade — and how to stay in the game when game changing technologies threaten your business.

Dr. Grieco and his team at Southern Research provide economic value through innovations that reduce the environmental footprint of energy generation and chemical production. Prior to joining Southern Research, Dr. Grieco lead the innovation and technology advancement at Owens Corning Corporation.

Before joining Owens Corning, he successfully led technology development and commercialization in the biofuels, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals sectors and had his own innovation strategy and due diligence consulting firm. He now regularly teaches innovation strategy development to commercial firms.

Dr. Grieco holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Modified Asphalt Workshop

AMAP’s Modified Asphalt Workshop on February 6 is designed for industry experts and beginners alike. The 6-hour course dives into current issues and technologies related to improved binder performance and mix design. Interactive dialogue with presenters and industry experts add to the Workshop value. One does not have to attend the conference to register for the workshop.

Workshop course outline:

  • Introduction to Asphalt Modification
  • Chemistry of Modifiers and Asphalt Cement
  • Modifier Alternatives Modified Emulsions
  • Storage & Handling
  • Performance of Modified Asphalt
  • Testing and Rheology for Improved Performance and Better Quality Control
  • Pavement Preservation & Modification
  • Modified Mix Design
  • Workshop Breakout: Modified Asphalt Roofing Issues

Registration for the Workshop includes lunch and that evening’s exhibitor show and networking reception. Note the special workshop rate for government agencies.

Conference Program

Modified Asphalt — Paving the Way to the Future
February 7-8

Talks currently on the agenda:

Wednesday Keynote
What to Expect Looking Ahead at Energy and Petrochemicals
Tod McGreevy, Vice President & Director, Muse, Stancil & Co.

Thursday Keynote
Staying Competitive with Accelerating Changes in Technology and Innovation
Dr. Bill Grieco, Vice President, Energy and Environment, Southern Research

Trends in Asphalt Binders and End Applications
Peter Grass, President, Asphalt Institute

What Contractors See Ahead for Modified Asphalt
Amy Miller, National Director, Asphalt Pavement Alliance

What to Expect for Highway Funding in 2018 & Beyond
Jim Moulthrop, Ex. Dir., Foundation for Pavement Preservation (FP2)

Status Report on the Strategic Asphalt Research (STAR) Symposium
Mike Anderson, Director of Research & Lab Services, Asphalt Institute

A Refinery Prospective of What Lies Ahead and What it Means for Asphalt
Ralph Shirts and Avilo Oliva, Exxon Mobil

Using Modified Binder Design for Greater Sustainability
Dr. John Harvey, Professor, University of California – Davis

Using Modifying Asphalt for Greater Durability
Nam Thang, National Center for Asphalt Technology

FHWA Binder & Mix Expert Task Groups Status
Matt Corrigan, Federal Highway Administration

FHWA Emulsion Task Force Status
Colin Franco, Rhode Island DOT, and Chris Lubbers, Kraton Polymers

50 Year Life Cycle, Lessons from Roofing – Roofing Technical Advisory Committee
Laurand Lewandowski, Director, Asphalt Innovation, Owens Corning

Roofing Asphalt Characterization Techniques for Improved QC
John Casola, Rheology Specialist, Malvern PANalytical Instruments

Using Modified Asphalt to Meet the Broad Climate Variation in Arizona
Julie Kliewer, Arizona DOT

Alaska’s Approach to Using Modified for Challenging Applications
Newton Bingham, Alaska DOT&PF

Illinois Tollway Success with Modified Asphalt
Ross Bentsen, Illinois Tollway

Performance Testing Makes Sense
Dr. Peter Sebaaly, Professor, University of Nevada, Reno

Experience on the Corvette Museum Road Course Track & Why We Need a PG100-22
Brian Hofstrom, Corvette Museum

Enhanced Performance with Improved Modification
Justine Vinet, IFSTTAR, French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Spatial Planning, Development and Networks


The popular AMAP Exhibitor Show returns. Tabletop exhibits will open following the Modified Asphalt Workshop on Tuesday. Additional hours are scheduled over the Conference dates.

If you supply products or services to the asphalt industry, take advantage of this marketing venue. Reserve your exhibit space on AMAP’s website when you register. Book early as space is limited and so you can be recognized in the Conference program.

Exhibitor product profiles will be posted on our website as space is reserved.

Visit Phoenix

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Away from the conference, culture and adventure await you in Phoenix.

Come early, stay after the conference, and bring the family!

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