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Fri Feb 2, 2018
Coming off the heels of the most successful NTP-STAG Expo ever, the company announced today that the 2019 event will be held in Nashville, Tennessee at Gaylord Opryland, Jan. 21-22, according to an NTP-STAG press release.
“Our experience at the Gaylord Texan was outstanding this year, which only served to reinforce our decision to use another Gaylord property in 2019,” states John Spaulding, director of communications and events for NTP-STAG. “The all-under-one-roof design of their resort and the extensive list of amenities available on-site or nearby should really be a nice draw for our guests. We set the bar pretty high this year and are confident the 2019 EXPO will be even better.”
NTP-STAG reported that the 2018 EXPO grossed the highest sales numbers of any previous event, eclipsing their record-breaking 2017 show in Anaheim and exceeding internal targets with double-digit gains.
“The results this year were phenomenal,” says Bill Rogers, Keystone/NTP-STAG business leader. “We saw an increase in the number of attending accounts placing orders, and the average order size for those accounts were up considerably over the previous year.
“Having a 21 percent increase in the number of supplier lines sold, told us that dealers continue to look for new items and lines to supplement their existing business and EXPO is the place they come to find them,” Rogers says.
Strong participation at RV University reinforced the company’s observation that continuing education and product training remain an important need in the market, according to Fred Petrivelli, VP of sales for NTP-STAG.
“The technical product seminars and PRO business development trainings were very well received from the dealers I spoke to,” Petrivelli says. “Hosting more than 900 people at RV University this year was huge, and you could sense from the feedback we were getting that our quality program delivers something that they don’t get anywhere else.”
The 2019 EXPO in Nashville will share the same two-day format that the company has used over the past two years, though there undoubtedly will be some programming changes.
“We always try to add a special twist to our programming to create some excitement for our guests, 2019 will be no different so stay tuned for some exciting announcements,” Spaulding says.
For more information visit ntpstag.com/expo or contact an NTP-STAG sales representative.