Dealer Summit

Wednesday, October 23, noon – 3 p.m.
Preregistration required. $50. Lunch provided.

This highly relevant lunch-and-learn program for dealers and distributors will include a session unveiling new research about buying and attitude trends to help dealers be more effective in reaching top contractors. The seminar also will include a panel discussion on important developments like diversification, marketing, social media and sales management. Attendees will receive a full copy of the report , which will be presented by GIE Media, the publishers of Lawn & Landscape, Golf Course Industry and Green Industry Supply Chain News magazines.

That presentation will set the stage for an incisive panel discussion featuring leaders from major manufacturing partners. Topics will include how dealers fit into the future for these companies, how the companies plan to use online sales in the future, compatibility of electronic communications and billing systems and, of course, how they are responding to the challenge of E15. The panel discussion will be moderated by longtime industry leader Kim Rominger of NAEDA. Rominger is the executive vice president of Association Management Group and one of 16 association executives associated with the North American Equipment Dealers Association, which is helping organize the Summit.

“Astute dealers and distributors will jump at this opportunity. This is a chance to hear, first hand, about the big trends impacting the market and how their supply partners plan to work with dealers in the future.”

Kris Kiser, president & CEO, Outdoor Power Equipment Institute