D&H Distributing is returning to nearby Hershey, Pa., on Thursday for its annual Mid-Atlantic Fall Technology Trade Show with a few new tricks up its sleeve.
Highlighting the agenda is the debut the D&H Connected Home and Digital Office exhibit, where attendees will get a first-hand look at working smart-home and office technologies in a life-like setting, including smart-home security and thermostat systems; home appliances; wireless range extenders; and remotes and electrical outlets, some with Amazon Alexa integration. Brands will include Linksys/Belkin, Westinghouse, Ezviz, Emerson Electric and Netgear.
Also on tap is the return of the D&H live Gaming Experience Booth, comprising one of the show’s largest exhibit spaces. Vendors will include Activision, Blue Mic, Dell, HP, Microsoft, Xbox, PNY and Nintendo.
D&H is also placing greater emphasis on its educational sessions as the distributor’s trade events transition from buy shows to more comprehensive training venues, and has tapped Microsoft, Cisco, Intel, HP, Brother and Lenovo to conduct this week’s seminars.
“We’ve always worked hard to support our dealers and retailers by arming them with tools to capitalize on the latest market developments,” noted D&H marketing VP Mary Campbell. “Our evolving trade shows are a growing part of that strategy.”
First-time vendors will include Canary Connect (smart security), DataLocker (encryption solutions), Kendall Howard (racks and mounts), and Nest Labs (smart home devices), and D&H will also spotlight a host of customer support programs like Partner Services Marketing, the Solutions Lab training venue, the Solutions & Support program, the K-12 market program, and D&H Credit Services.
To spice up the pot, the event will offer door prizes, with seminar prizes of a $100 American Express gift card for one winner at each session, and a Grand Prize of a $500 American Express gift card sponsored by Dell.
“It’s been an exhilarating year at D&H Distributing, wherein we’ve added resources and personnel,” added Campbell. “This show is the culmination of a successful trade event season in the U.S. market, delivering the latest innovations and product knowledge to our customers as we move toward a prosperous 2018.”
The one-day event runs from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, and is expected to draw nearly 900 reseller, retailer and dealer attendees to the more than 100 vendor partners on site.
Registration is free to D&H customers. For more information, call (800) 340-1007 or visit DandH.com.