Nationwide Ready For PrimeTime Alan Wolf ⋅ Published: March 16, 2016 The Nationwide Marketing Group converged on Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center March 13-16 for its bi-annual PrimeTime convention and buy fair. The crowd converges as Nationwide opens the doors to its PrimeTime convention and buy fair, held at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center March 13-16 under the theme “re: Imagine.” The Nationwide management team of, from left, Tom Hickman (electronics); Bill Bazemore (furniture); Jeff Knock, CCO; Dave Bilas, CEO; Jeannine Ghaleb (Canada); Frand Sandtner (services); and Patrick Maloney (appliances) Bedding and furniture filled an entire hall. Nationwide trumpeted the show … literally. Dealers vied for deep discounts on furniture show-specials. HTSN head Hank Alexander (left) and distribution chief Dean Sotille Nationwide members listen and learn. Haier’s James Liess and Claudia Santos demo the new quad-door fridge. Dealers gather ’round the Maytag man. Nationwide West members home in on the range. A dealer gets a formal tour of LG’s latest appliance line. D&H Distributing’s diversified small-appliance assortment Dealers line up for local market assessments under the Prepare For Share program. Nationwide’s PrimeMedia group is developing a multi-screen display concept for in-store use. Nationwide’s Alex Knock, left, and LG Electronics’ Ken Welty greet guests at the group’s NeXtGen 20- and 30-something soiree. Nationwide members mingle during a PrimeTime kickoff event at the Pointe Orlando entertainment complex. Amber and Acacia Woodley of Tiny Girl, Big Dream in Indialantic, Fla., which makes Adirondack benches from recycled plastic to support a children’s inclusivity initiative. Peter Davies of King and Bunny’s Appliances (left) with Whirlpool’s Joseph Beairsto Members try their hands — and feet — at breakdancing during the Pointe Orlando kick-off party. SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.