Excitement is building here at PDRA as preparations are in high gear for The PDRA Paint & Accessories Show at the National Hardware Show! The show, which runs from May 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is promising to be one of the best shows ever. Over 250 manufacturers plan to exhibit their wares in many different product categories. Also, according to Paint & Decorating Retailer’s “Special Show Section” in the April 2014 issue, the PDRA show is bringing more than 700 new buyers and distributors to the paint section, making it the single largest buying opportunity in the U.S. for this sector.
Jeff Baggaley, PDRA president, believes this show is becoming one of the most important shows for independent dealers. “This is the only national and international show that is truly independent, not to mention that it is the largest and most comprehensive show available for paint retailers in North America and beyond,” says Baggaley.
Much to See and Do
The National Hardware Show will have numerous exciting events for attendees, including seminars, product demonstrations, and keynote addresses. There will also be an appearance by the Scott brothers, Drew and Jonathan, who are hosts of HGTV’s Property Brothers, Brother vs. Brother and Buying & Selling. More than 2,500 vendors will be showcasing more than 250,000 products. NHS officials say there are 539 new exhibitors this year, and that they expect over 30,000 industry professionals to attend the three-day show.
The PDRA Paint & Accessories Show will also be partnering with the Lancaster Buying Show on Wednesday, May 7, and Thursday May 8. Providing an even more extended reach into the paint industry for attendees, the Lancaster Show will take place at the Riviera Hotel and Casino.
What’s Happening at PDRA Booth No. 5828
Members and attendees at the PDRA Show will be able to learn about all of the benefits PDRA has to offer, including our exclusive Value Pak Coupon Book, Social Media Webinar Series, Digital Signage Program, Online Decorating Registry, and much more, at booth No. 5828. Make sure to stop by to enter for a chance to win a FREE online education course for yourself or one of your employees!
We will also be offering an exclusive Show Special for all attendees: Join PDRA at the show and receive our Digital Signage Program absolutely FREE (a $99 value), and you will also take home our Value Pak Coupon Book (worth over $4000!) and a special window cling to display in your store’s front window.
Always an exciting event for us, the annual PDRA Scholarship presentation will take place on Wednesday, May 7 at 11:45 on the North American Retail Hardware Association (NHRA) stage. Generously sponsored by the National Hardware Show, this $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to the winner by PDRA’s board of directors.
To register for the show FREE, click here. Make sure you register early, because it will cost $125 per person at the door. Bring your registration confirmation with you to the show – it will make obtaining your show badge much easier and will ensure that you will not have to pay $125 to get in.
To find out more about The PDRA Paint & Accessories Show, call PDRA at (800)-737-0107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also go online at www.PDRA.org. Follow us on Twitter at @PaintDecoRetail, or check back here for the most up-to-date information about the show!
Have a great time at the show! We hope to see you there!