who have not yet reserved booth space should contact Tony
Craig at 814-461-5742 by July 30
See list of
vendors registered so far
The second annual Midwest RTO Expo is just four weeks away!
Upon it's debut in 2004, the Expo set a record for a non-national RTO event with
45 vendors/sponsors, 27 dealer companies from 8 states, and 324
total attendees participating.
As of Friday, 7-22, there are already 42 vendors/sponsors, 15 dealer
companies from 8 states and 133 total attendees registered. The
cutoff for registration is August 8 (the deadline for booth
reservation online has passed - vendors who have not yet
reserved booth space should contact Tony Craig at 814-461-5742
by July 30).
Just like last year, there is no cost to participate (except
for golf) and the Expo is designed so store associates can
participate in the trade show and all training sessions in a
2005 Midwest RTO
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23:
||Vendor Set-Up (11:00am-6:00pm & 9:00pm-12:00am)
||Golf Outing (12:00 noon-?)
||Welcome Reception / Ceremonial Trade Show
||Dinner on your own in the Columbus Arena District! (www.arena-district.com)
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24:
||Complementary Buffet Breakfast (8:00am)
||Trade Show (9:00am-4:00pm)
||Training Seminars throughout day (Appliance Vendor
Panel sponsoredby GE, Kenmore and Whirlpool),
"Contemporary Collections" (Ed Wynn, sponsored by APRO),
Customer Service (author Hal Becker, sponsored by ORDA)
and Furniture Repair (Larry Appleby, sponsored by
||Author Hal Becker will be featured keynote speaker
during complementary lunch.
||Closing (4:00 pm)
TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT ONLINE*:
*Remember, it is necessary to create a Tradeshow
Account AND THEN register for the Expo events. (Print
1- Go to
www.expo.rtotradeshow.com and select <Tradeshow Account
Setup>. Once an account is established, you will be directed to
the "Events" page. Click on <Register Here>.
2- Click on the red boxed "X"
() to register for the Tradeshow.
This automatically registers you for the training sessions.
3- Additional events
If you would like to participate in the golf outing, click
on the red boxed "X"
()for that event (cost is $35, payable at the
If you will attend Tuesday night's Welcome Reception, click
on the red boxed "X"
() for that event (includes two complimentary
You must click on the red boxed "X"
() for the Wednesday lunch
to join Hal Becker during his keynote address. There is no
charge for lunch, but it is necessary to get an accurate count.
The exhibit hall and training sessions will be closed during
4) Once you have registered yourself, you may add others to
your company listing by clicking on <Add Employees>. PLEASE
NOTE, EMAIL ADDRESSES CANNOT BE DUPLICATED. IF ENTERING SOMEONE
WHO SHARES AN EMAIL ADDRESS, OR DOES NOT HAVE ONE, LEAVE THE
EMAIL ADDRESS LINE BLANK. Employees can also register themselves
as long as they have a unique email address.
5) When you exit the site, your information is automatically
Registrations can be entered and edited online up to August
8, 2005. For questions regarding the Midwest RTO Expo, please
contact Mike Tissot at 740.634.2666. For assistance with online
registration, contact Tony Craig at 814.461.5742.
Hotel information can be located from the "Events" page and
from the registration page. The Drury Inn has a connecting
walkway to the Convention Center; the Hampton Inn is just across
the street. Be sure to mention "Midwest RTO Expo" when calling
either hotel. Rooms must be reserved by August 7 to be included
in the Expo room block.
VENDORS/SPONSORS (As of 7-23-05):
America On Hold / Nietzche Advertising
Benefit Marketing Solutions
Business Payment Systems
Central File Marketing
Florida State Games
Ideal Software Systems
Imagery Marketing Consultants
Ohio Rental Dealers Association
O'Rourke Sales Company
Rug Doctor Pro
Steve Silver Company
You Name It! Printing
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