Philadelphia – Almo, the CE/appliances distributor, had set its
2010 Consumer Electronics &
Appliance Expo event dates and added a new and larger Mid-Atlantic show.
The Almo Expo schedule includes: May 4-5, Mid-Atlantic Expo, Atlantic City; July 28-29, St. Louis;
Aug. 3-4 Cincinnati; and Aug. 12, St. Paul, Minn.
Registration for the new Mid-Atlantic event will open March 22,
at which time agendas and event details will be posted on
Smaller training-only events will be available throughout the year for those
areas not covered by the 2010 Almo Expo schedule. Interested dealers should
contact their Almo account teams for more information, the distributor said.
The new Mid-Atlantic expo at Harrah’s in Atlantic City will include new product launches
and training sessions from top manufacturers such as Frigidaire and Samsung
Appliances, as well as a 3D experience center with content on the newest 3D
displays from Samsung and Panasonic.
Prizes, celebrity guests including Major League Baseball players,
and several surprises are expected to make this Expo the biggest in six years
of the program, Almo said.
The Expo events are all one- and two-day regional expositions
that give Almo dealers access to free product and technology training sessions,
doorbuster show specials and one-on-one meetings.
“Each year, our expos are tailored based on vendor and attendee
feedback to ensure that we are giving our dealer partners the content they need
to remain competitive,” said Warren Chaiken, president/COO of Almo.
“The Mid-Atlantic event covers the New England
and Mid-Atlantic states, where we maintain a large base of dealers. We created
the larger expo format to give them more time and opportunities to learn, build
contacts and enjoy the event,” he noted.
Chaiken added that the 2010
Almo Expo program includes sales floor product recommendations, solution-set
selling techniques, in-depth show specials and vendor-specific buy-in programs.