Integrated Supply Network (ISN) held its 16th annual Tool Dealer Expo on June 29 and 30 in Orlando, FL, which allowed distributors to experience valuable industry trainings, get a first look at exclusive tool launches and chances to win more than $2 million in cash and prizes.
With more than 170 vendors partnering with ISN to host this event, this year’s Tool Dealer Expo was packed with value for every reseller. Hosted at the award-winning Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Resort & Spa, more than 2,500 attendees enjoyed the newly redesigned golf course, luxurious rooms, 12 onsite restaurants and atmosphere at the beautiful Spanish-style resort.
Celebrity Willie B, host of “2 Guys Garage,” spent time at the Monster booth. His cool vibes and “gearhead” advice were a pleasure for ISN customers and employees alike, the group said.
As one of the industry’s largest tool and equipment trade shows, Tool Dealer Expo enabled suppliers to launch their new products and deliver exclusive deals only available through Integrated Supply Network.
As soon as the expo began, customers filled the room eager to learn about new and innovative products guaranteed to give them an advantage in the marketplace and allow them to stand apart from the competition. Participating vendors increased the excitement with cash back offerings and deals.
ISN says it is dedicated to better understanding its customer’s business and informational needs that can improve their bottom line.
ISN introduced a list of new and improved training seminars that focused on everything from better business leadership practices to sales training and empowering women. The group hosted panels specifically tailored for mobile tool distributors and parts stores delivering valuable information designed to grow each attendee’s business; covering topics that directly impact their business, best practices and sharing among peers. In addition, ISN vendor partners brought in their best instructors to train and update customers on the latest diagnostics, marketing, sales and business development strategies.
During the event, ISN recognized suppliers whose sales achievements, creativity and engagement during the show set them apart.
All of the awards were voted on by attending customers:
Best New Vendor – FLIR
Best New Product – Milwaukee
Booth Spirit – Power Probe Tek
Best Product Demo – SigmaVision
Largest Percentage Growth (Large) – Clore Automotive
Largest Percentage Growth (Medium) – Homak
Most Orders Written (Large) – Milwaukee
Most Orders Written (Medium) – NOCO
Highest Sales Volume (Large) – Bosch
Highest Sales Volume (Medium) – NOCO
Best in Show – Bosch
Attending customers also took home some amazing prizes. Raffle winners walked away with a 2018 Dodge Ram, his and her series 3 Apple watches, golf sets, designer bags and a MacBook. In addition, 2019 NCAA final four basketball tickets were given away courtesy of Ingersoll Rand, DeWalt sponsored a Jeep Wrangler, JPW raffled off a Jeep Challenger and Chicago Pneumatic gave away a maxed-out golf cart.
ISN has expanded its show over the years to accommodate the growing amount of suppliers and attendees.
Next year’s Tool Dealer Expo will be held June 28-29, 2019, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Resort & Spa.
ISN added, “Preparations have already begun as we plan to make 2019 bigger, more informative, more entertaining and full of even more savings. You can continue to expect growth from ISN.”
For product demonstration videos from Tool Dealer Expo, click HERE.