NATDA Magazine Nov/Dec 2017 NM_Nov2017_FINAL2 - Page 36

For the first time in history, the NATDA traveled to Indianapolis, IN to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the NATDA Trade Show. From September 7th to the 9th, trailer dealers, manufacturers and industry vendors made their way to the Circle City to participate in technical workshops, dealer education seminars, receptions and more. The 2017 NATDA Trade Show reported a total of 492 attending dealerships, 78 manufacturer brands exhibiting, 173 vendors exhibiting and 63 first-time exhibitors. 36 The week kicked off with record-setting attendance for the show’s technical workshops hosted by LINK Trailer Parts, which involved live installations and multi-point service inspections from B&W Trailer Hitches, CURT Group and Dexter Axle’s top technicians. “This year’s technical workshop attendance was phenomenal, even with the unfortunate situations of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey hitting the country,” said Jesse Battle, NATDA Executive Director. “We had about thirty dealerships that NATDA Magazine