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Transportation Research Board Retains J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.
J. Spargo & Associates, Inc. (JS&A) has been selected to promote and
manage the rapidly growing and previously sold out exhibit that is held in
conjunction with the the Transportation Research Board's Annual Meeting
held every January in Washington, D.C. The exhibit is designed to help
TRB meet its mission of promoting innovation and progress in
transportation by featuring new products, systems, and services for all
modes of transportation.
In 2015 the 94th Annual Meeting and Exhibit will
take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington,
D.C., January 11-15, 2015. The move to the convention center will make it
possible to accommodate exhibitors who have been previously waitlisted and
will provide greater flexibility to accommodate large displays, vehicular
exhibits, and more new products.
Nearly 12,000 transportation professionals attended TRB's Annual Meeting
in 2014. The program covers all transportation modes including Aviation, Highway, Marine Transportation, Motor Carriers, Pedestrians and Bicyclists, Pipelines, Public Transportation, and Rail.
Professional attendance is comprised of policy makers, administrators,
practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry,
and academia. The meeting, which draws attendees from throughout the
United States and from 70 countries, is the single largest annual
gathering of transportation practitioners and researchers in the world.
About The Transportation Research Board
The mission of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) is to promote
innovation and progress in transportation through research. In an
objective and interdisciplinary setting, TRB facilitates the sharing of
information on transportation practice and policy by researchers and
practitioners; stimulates research and offers research management services
that promote technical excellence; provides expert advice on
transportation policy and programs; and disseminates research results
broadly and encouraged their implementation.
TRB is one of six major divisions of the National Research Council- a
private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of
the National Academies in providing services to the government, the
public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The National
Research Council is jointly administered by the National Academy of
Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of
Medicine. TRB's varied activities-described below-annually engage more
than 7,000 engineers, scientists, and other transportation researchers and
practitioners from the public and private sectors and academia, all of
whom contribute their expertise in the public interest by participating on
TRB committees, panels, and task forces. The program is supported by state
transportation departments, federal agencies including the component
administrations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other
organizations and individuals interested in the development of
TRB was established in 1920 as the National Advisory Board on Highway
Research to provide a mechanism for the exchange of information and
research results about highway technology. Renamed the Highway Research
Board (HRB) in 1925, the organization accomplished its mission through
standing committees, publications, and an annual meeting. In the decades
that followed, HRB steadily increased in size. Information exchange
remained its sole mission until the 1950s, when it began to undertake
management of ad hoc research projects. The first continuing research
management activity-the National Cooperative Highway Research Program-
started in 1962. During the 1960s, the Board's activities became
increasingly multimodal in outlook. In 1974 the Highway Research Board
became the Transportation Research Board. Since then, TRB's portfolio of
services has expanded significantly-first in the early 1980s, when it
began conducting studies of national transportation policy issues, and
again in the 1990s, when Congress, the U.S. Department of Transportation,
and the state departments of transportation asked TRB to undertake
additional tasks, including management responsibilities for the Transit
Cooperative Research Program, guidance of ongoing research programs such
as the Long-Term Pavement Performance studies, and management of the
Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis programs. More recent additions
have included new cooperative research programs in airports, freight, and
hazardous materials transportation, and the second Strategic Highway
About J. Spargo & Associates, Inc.
J. Spargo & Associates, Inc. is a full-service event management company.
JS&A offers a full suite of services that support the production of
tradeshows, conventions, conferences, symposiums and seminars.
J. Spargo & Associates, Inc. (JS&A) was founded in 1973 by John W. Spargo.
When established, the primary focus of the organization was tradeshow
sales and management. In the early 1980s, JS&A began a carefully
orchestrated expansion program to diversify its customer base. The
expansion program included the addition of other complementary services
including housing, registration, meeting logistics and exhibitor lead
management services. By the mid 1990s, the company employed 75 employees
and had diversified its customer base. Today JS&A employs 160 full time
professionals, servicing nearly 100 events annually. JS&A remains a
privately owned company providing services to more than 50 different
association and corporate customers.
JS&A provides superior customer service and utilizes the most advanced
technologies available in the industry. Technologies employed by JS&A
include the enterprise version of A2Z (Exposition Management Software) and
proprietary software designed exclusively for JS&A use. The JS&A
Registration and Housing System combines secure e-commerce solutions,
advanced data management features and robust marketing and reporting
JS&A's mission is to provide cost effective event management solutions
through the combination of technology and talent for association and
corporate meetings. For more information go to www.jspargo.com.
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