Integrated Supply Network (ISN) awarded more than $2 million in cash and prizes at the 15th annual Tool Dealer Expo. The group reports that the event, which was held June 30 and July 1 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, FL, drew in more than 3,500 attendees from around the world. Guests had the opportunity to learn about brand new products launched at Tool Dealer Expo and took advantage of deals from more than 170 vendors.
As one of the industry’s largest tool and equipment trade shows, Tool Dealer Expo is a place for suppliers to launch products and to deliver exclusive products only available through ISN. Thirty new items were seen for the first time at Tool Dealer Expo this year, with more than 40 new vendors in attendance.
This year, ISN expanded its footprint another 25,000 square feet to accommodate for vendors and introduced two new exhibition areas: “Around the Wheel” and “Outdoor/Sporting Goods.” The organizers say these areas were instrumental to the new show feel and launching new products. Outdoor products section featured an ISN-exclusive program with Pelican Pelican Products, Inc. Pelican designs and manufactures high-performance protective cases, temperature-controlled packaging solutions, portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Around the Wheel featured 14 suppliers with tire and wheel products doing live demonstrations.
Attendees had access to hundreds of deals, cash and chances to win a 2017 Chevy Tahoe and 2017 Fiat Spyder 124 that were among the more than $400,000 in prizes.
In addition to the hands-on tool and equipment demos at vendors’ booths, more than 40 training forums were delivered by participating vendors, as well as product training and education and advantageous pricing.
The show concluded with an awards dinner hosted by Emcee Jason Logan. ISN recognized suppliers with awards for their sales achievement and creativity and engagement in the show.
Four supplier awards that are voted on by attendees were given:
“Best New Product Debuted” – Wilton Atomized Cooling Fan;
“Best Product Demonstration” – Milwaukee Tool’s new M18 FUEL Gen II 1/2” High Torque Impact Wrench;
“Best New Supplier” – The NOCO Co., premium consumer battery chargers, jump starters, solar panels and portable power devices; and
“Most Spirit” – Ingersoll Rand won the prize for the third year in a row.
“Best In Show” honors were given by ISN to Milwaukee Tool for the company’s overwhelming energy in the booth, outstanding sales performance, product training and overall team spirit.
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