Distributor Training Expo 2017
When: April 21st – April 23rd, 2017
Where: Hyatt Regency downtown – Atlanta, GA
Distributor Cost Structure:
- $395 per person – All inclusive:
- *Airport transfer to and from hotel and airport
Here is what the suppliers and distributors had to say about this year’s inaugural event:
This is your opportunity to get the tools and training you need to sell the participating supplier products more effectively.
All distributors are encouraged to stop at all of the booths to ask product questions and get to know the supplier trainers. You will also be trained at the booths. You will have 4-6 hours on the show floor with 20-28 individual training areas to visit. Additionally, Gold level sponsors will have 1 hour of training time with all 175 distributor salespeople. The Silver level sponsors will have two 30 minute classroom timeslots for training. Each of those meetings will have 25-50 people.
The expo is for all age groups and experience levels.
While the expo format fits the mold for training new and young sales talent….we also anticipate having experienced sales professionals from outside/inside sales, parts managers and branch managers.
Sign up now to reserve your spot for this unique training opportunity with distributor companies from all affiliations in the heavy duty aftermarket from the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Why Should Suppliers Attend?
This program is designed for suppliers interested in training 175 distributor outside sales, parts managers, and branch managers coast-to-coast from the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and from all industry affiliations and groups. This format saves each supplier a considerable amount of time and money in both travel, housing and other expenses!
This is a great opportunity to train your distributor customers at one place at one time at a significant cost savings for your company.
The cost of this event is comparable to other industry events but gives suppliers more face to face time with the people who actually sell their products everyday. This is your opportunity to give them the tools to sell your product more effectively.
The supplier cost is $20,000 for a Gold Level Sponsorship and $10,000 for a Silver Level Sponsorship.
The supplier fee to participate includes:
- Classroom and booth training area space so you can network, discuss and train 175 of the front line sellers of your product in the aftermarket.
- All meals and networking receptions
- 10×10 or 10×20 individual training area booths based on sponsor level (see registration form for more information)
- If suppliers want to bring extra manpower above the 4 attendees included in the GOLD level sponsorship and 2 attendees in the SILVER level sponsorship, the cost is $495.00 per extra person to cover F&B.
With this event, the training is completed in one weekend at a desirable cost of less than $70.00 per person. Without this event, a supplier might grind out training for months at a cost-per-person much higher. Even more, we feel the distributor salespeople will be more receptive to training in this out-of-office face-to-face environment.
1. How is this event different from HDAW or a Buying Group Show?
The GenNext/CVSN Distributor Training Expo is not comparable to a buying group show or HDAW. It’s a completely new show. Buying Group shows and HDAW are sales and networking based shows that cater to the principle. This is a training event that caters to the salesperson. Any supplier company that has a focus on training heavy duty aftermarket inside/outside salespeople and counter people will benefit from this show.
2. How much training time will I get with the attendees?
All of the distributors will be motivated to stop at all of the booths to give them time to ask product questions and get to know the supplier trainers. They will have 4-6 hours on the show floor with 20-28 individual training areas to visit. Additionally, Gold level sponsors will have 1 hour of training time with all 175 distributor salespeople. The Silver level sponsors will have two 30 minute timeslots for training. Each of those meetings will have 25-50 people.
3. How many distributor companies will be there?
The distributors can send up to 8 people per company and we estimate that 45-55 companies and 175 salespeople will represent the distributor attendees.
See last year’s attendees here: 2016 Training Expo Distributor Attendees
4. What is the deposit amount needed to hold a space?
A deposit, of at least half ($10,000 or $5,000 depending on the level of sponsorship) of the full amount, is required at registration and the balance can be paid in two installments as follows
- 25% on Friday, January 27, 2017
- 25% on Friday, February 24, 2017
5. Is this event meant for younger employees and other young leaders in the industry?
The expo is for all age groups and experience levels. While this certainly fits the mold for training new and young sales talent……we also anticipate having experienced sales professionals from outside sales, parts managers and branch managers.
Supplier spots are limited and are on a first-come first-serve basis. We have 8 Gold Level Sponsor slots at $20,000 and 20 Silver Level Sponsor slots at $10,000.
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