Distribution America and PRO Group Kick Off Annual Executive Planning Conference in Tucson, Arizona
Tucson, AZ (November 19, 2018) – “Bringing the best together from Manufacturing and Distribution!” That’s how Jim Hegner, Corporate Accounts Manger from Midwest Fastener, described this year’s event which was staged at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort.
More than 350 distributors and manufacturers attended the annual Executive Planning Conference (EPC) and participated in more than 2,600 one-on-one sessions. During those sessions, distributors and manufacturers discussed topics ranging from new product and program launches, prior year fill-rates, order turn-around time, promotional effectiveness and new business opportunities.
The 3-day event also featured a scramble golf tournament and a Thursday night football themed reception sponsored by the National Hardware Show. The popular feature item display area also returned this year. Distributor attendees selected the best new products and presented awards to the manufacturers in the major hardline categories. The New Product Winners included an overall award to RZ Mask for the Air Filtration Dust and Pollution Mask.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Distribution America and Denver-based PRO Group, Inc. conduct the conference jointly, providing networking opportunities within the industry, reducing costs and increasing value to attendees.
Best New Product Awards: Distribution America Vendors of the Year: PRO Group, Inc. Key Suppliers of the Year:
Best New Product Awards:
Distribution America Vendors of the Year:
PRO Group, Inc. Key Suppliers of the Year: