The North American trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) Trailer Show returned to Nashville, Tennessee, from August 31-September 2 for the largest show in the event’s history.
The show, known as a one-stop shop for light- and medium-duty trailer industry professionals, hosted over 3,000 individuals with approximately 600 North American dealerships in attendance. Its exhibit space occupied the most extensive square footage in the show’s history, featuring over 310 exhibitors. The show also expanded its international presence, attracting participants from ten countries outside the United States.
“It was great to see how exciting and active the NATDA Trailer Show was,” said Rick McConnell, NATDA’s CEO. “I had the opportunity to speak with many exhibitors and attendees and the overall feedback message was incredibly positive. The buzz on the show floor, the Wounded Warriors keynote, the special events occurring throughout the week led to making this event special.”
NATDA President Jennifer Hoff noted that 2022’s show was careful to address the pandemic-related challenges brought on by the last few years, which the industry is still grappling with. Among the educational panels held were those focused on marketing, sales, and technical training regarding axles and hitches.
The NATDA Trailer Show will return to Nashville again at Music City Center in 2023, from August 30-September 1. The NATDA expects the show floor to sell out quickly based on the number of already-committed exhibitors returning.
“We’ve received an unprecedented amount of recommitment from exhibitors for next year,” said NATDA Executive Director Andria Gibbon, CEM. “This year’s event was a defining moment for the industry, and the NATDA will continue to build on the value it delivers to everyone in the industry.”
Dealer registration for the 2023 NATDA Trailer Show is slated to open late in the first quarter of 2023. To learn more about NATDA’s mission, please visit natda.org. Companies looking to exhibit may contact Director of Sales Karen Anderson at 727-360-0304 x105 or email [email protected] to add themselves to the waitlist.