The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) announced today (Aug. 10) that the 2012 Trade Show & Convention has officially sold out of exhibitor booths.
According to a press release, this marks the fifth running for the NATDA show, which has sold out of space every year. The event will be held Sept. 6-8 at the America’s Convention Center in the heart of downtown St. Louis.
“We typically have 35 trailer manufacturers exhibiting, but with the huge boost in dealer attendance that number has grown to a record 64 trailer manufacturers and 95 vendor companies,” said Andy Ackerman NATDA President.
The show has grown accordingly from 100,000 square feet in 2008 to 240,000 square feet for 2012. “We knew that changes to the show were needed in order to get more dealers to attend,” said Ackerman. “Our past shows have typically brought 230 dealerships from across the U.S and Canada.
“The exhibitors spend a great deal of time money and resources to support our show, and we felt the need to ensure a very successful show in 2012. The plan is working as we currently have close to 500 trailer dealers from 49 states and seven Canadian provinces, and dealers from Australia, France and Puerto Rico registered to attend. I wouldn’t be surprised to see over 600 dealerships at this years show.”
To register for the show dealers can go to http://natdatradeshow.com/.