By Lisa Johnston
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Philadelphia – Almo’s 2014 dealer expo schedule features four large regional shows in a recently extended two-day format.
“Based on last year’s expo feedback we made the logical decision to focus on four larger regional shows for 2014,” said Jack Halperin, senior sales VP of the national majap and CE distributor. “This gives us the chance to really enhance these four shows and make them even more valuable to our dealers.”
Almo said the new format will allow it to offer additional sessions and training opportunities, and to extend expo hours to accommodate dealers’ schedules. The four regional tradeshow and training expositions will continue to offer hands-on access to the latest products, free skill and technology trainings, doorbuster show specials, one-on-one meetings and peer networking events, the distributor said.
The four events include:
*West Coast Expo, May 21-22, Sheraton Gateway LAX, Los Angeles;
*Central States Expo, June 18-19, St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, Mo.;
*Eastern Mid-West Expo, July 31-Aug. 1, Seagate Convention Center, Toledo, Ohio; and
*Upper Mid-West Expo, Aug. 5-6, Renaissance Depot, Minneapolis.
Registration for the West Coast Expo will begin in March, and all event details will be posted at Almo.com/Expo.
Almo added that smaller training-only events may be available for those areas not served by this year’s expos, and that interested dealers should contact their account teams for more information.
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