Home improvement industry manufacturers and vendors will have the opportunity to meet with Distribution America (DA) officials and PRO Group leaders during the 2014 Executive Planning Conference (EPC) November 13-15, 2013 at the exotic Marco Island Marriott Resort & Spa in Florida.
The conference comes at a time where a sluggish start to 2013 is evaporating.
“Vendors and retailers are seeing solid late-year sales boosts,” according to Dave Christmas, president of Charlotte, NC-based Distribution America. “Weather issues earlier in the year slowed things down a bit, but the past four or five months have been strong across the country,” Christmas said.
“We expect continued improvement and our Conference in November will allow us to discuss growth opportunities with all of our major vendors. Additionally, the conference is a great venue to meet with new vendors and to see new concepts.”
Steve Synnott, CEO of Denver-based PRO Group Inc., said word is catching on about this year’s event, as all vendor categories are showing growth – a sign that vendors have heard about success stories from companies increasing their business with the help of past conferences.
“There are quite a number of vendors that have derived great returns by supporting the EPC, including names like Coleman Cable and Jack Links Beef Jerky” he said.
This year’s event is the result of a continued partnership between DA and PRO Group. The companies hosted separate annual events in the past, but since combining resources, have reduced travel days, expenses and increased efficiency for vendors.
In addition to finding time to meet and market the latest products directly to DA and PRO decision makers at the distributor level, this year’s event will also bring networking opportunities at a golf tournament, plus an expanded awards reception that highlights the year’s vendor success stories. Spots are limited.
More information is available at executiveplanningconference.com and vendors who want to participate in the event should contact Brendan Sullivan (303) 875-2212, email: email@example.com, or Jim Sobota (704) 940-4812, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Charlotte, North Carolina-based Distribution America (www.daonline.com) is a multi-billion dollar buying and marketing organization, covering 50 states and international markets assisting retailers and distributors with merchandising and marketing programs including Priced Right Everyday(r), Sentry, Trustworthy Hardware and Golden Rule.
PRO Group, Inc. (www.pro-group.com) is a multidivisional international merchandising and marketing organization with corporate headquarters in Denver. Its operating units include PRO Hardware, GardenMaster, FARM MART and GOLDEN-LINK. The company’s purchasing power exceeds $3 billion through its member distributors.
Note for Nevada: Both Distribution America and PRO Group, Inc. serve Nevada retailers through distributor members.
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