The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) announced that dealer registration to attend the 2013 Trade Show & Convention is officially open to all industry-related dealers. According to a press release, all dealers who choose to join NATDA or renew their membership prior to March 1 will be offered the opportunity to obtain free hotel accommodations to attend the Trade Show & Convention in St. Louis.
The 6th annual NATDA Trade Show & Convention will take place Sept. 5-7 at the America’s Center in Downtown St. Louis. The trade show is the first and only industry event that caters specifically to the trailer dealer industry and is not open to the public. All segments of the industry are represented, including towable RVs and toy haulers. In addition to the array of trailers, a variety of accessory vendors will be exhibiting, including product and service vendors, financial institutions and insurance companies. In recent years, NATDA has experienced significant growth from markets related to the trailer industry, such as truck accessories and RVs.
The success of the 2012 Trade Show & Convention brought a surge of support for the 2013 trade show, enabling NATDA to provide education seminars free of charge to attending dealers. In addition, a host of dealer incentive programs are currently in the works. Active-member dealers that register for the trade show by March 1 will be given the opportunity to receive one free hotel room for two nights at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel, which is located directly across the street from the Trade Show.
Click here to access NATDA’s registration page for the trade show.
The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) held its annual trade show and convention to Dallas Sept. 8-10 at the Dallas Convention Center, drawing attendees from 48 states and six Canadian provinces that represented trailer dealers, manufacturers and industry vendors.
“This year’s show was a huge success on the buying front,” said NATDA President Andy Ackerman in a press release.
“While attendance was slightly higher than in 2010, business was way up, particularly for companies such as GE Capital, which wrote more than $4 million in sales throughout the three days in Dallas,” said Ackerman. “Dealers on hand this year had more education opportunities than in the past while also getting opportunities to network with each other at our round-table sessions and welcome party.”
“Although we were new to the NATDA show, we were more than pleased with the exposure and the quality of the dealers that attended. The NATDA show is now a permanent addition to our trade show budget,” said Karl Sjoberg, with Road Dog Trailers.