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It’s official! After counting all the pre-registered and on-site registrations, NAHAD achieved a record attendance of 1,048 at its 30th Annual Convention at the J W Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, AZ. The association also sold out all of the available booth space (160) in the Showcase of Hose Solutions and welcomed a record 147 first-time attendees from around the world.
In attendance were 287 distributor members representing 130 distribution companies and 424 manufacturer members representing 118 manufacturing companies, with an additionally 20 companies in the Associate category and 16 companies in the Affiliate category. NAHAD Value Partners, members of the Hose Safety Institute Advisory Council, trade press, spouses and 13 children (future NAHAD member company employees!) rounded out the attendance figure.
To enhance the members' experience at this year's event, NAHAD introduced its first Convention Mobile App. 303 attendees downloaded the app, sending out 2,341 messages during the convention.
This testimonial was posted from a NAHAD Distributor member on the NAHAD Annual Convention online evaluation: “If you attend the meetings and the Tradeshow you are guaranteed a good ROI of time and expense” .
And from another attendee: “The annual NAHAD convention gets better every year. The value our business receives pays for the expense many times over.”
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