Coming off the heels of the most successful NTP-STAG EXPO ever, the Exeter, Pa.-based RV aftermarket products and services distribution company announced today (Feb. 2) that the 2019 event will be held Jan. 21-22 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.
“Our experience at the Gaylord Texan was outstanding this year, which only served to reinforce our decision to use another Gaylord property in 2019,” John Spaulding, NTP-STAG’s director of communications and events, stated in a company release. “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 its record-breaking 2017 show in Anaheim, Calif., and exceeded internal targets with double-digit gains.
“The results this year were phenomenal,” said Keystone/NTP-STAG Business Leader Bill Rogers. “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% 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.”
Strong participation at RV University, the EXPO’s slate of supplier-led education and training seminars, reinforced the company’s observation that continuing education and product training remain an important need in the market.
According to Fred Petrivelli, vice president of sales for NTP-STAG, “The technical product seminars and PRO business development trainings were very well received from the dealers I spoke to. 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. However, Spaulding added that, “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.”
For more information visit ntpstag.com/expo or contact an NTP-STAG sales representative.