The Mobile Electronics Association said its recent KnowledgeFest Spring Training in Indianapolis, now in its third year, has grown to more than 800 attendees and 32 exhibitors.
KnowledgeFest Spring Training featured over 29 hours of educational sessions, 39 hours of manufacturer training, and 14-plus hours of exhibit time. The show highlights manufacturers’ new products that recently shipped and kicks-off the mobile selling season.
“Our Indy event continues to grow year-over-year,” said Chris Cook, Mobile Electronics president.
“There were two drivers behind our creation of this event: First, to offer our retailer members the opportunity for training and networking; and, second, to offer our manufacturer exhibitors the opportunity to meet with their retail accounts east of the Mississippi, the mobile specialists they’re not seeing in January in Vegas,” said Cook.
In Indianapolis, the Mobile Electronics Association announced it will add a third KnowledgeFest event for 2018. A second Spring Training event in southern California at the Long Beach Convention Center February 23-25. “With many manufacturers’ U.S. headquarters located in southern California, the Long Beach location allows manufacturers to meet with dealers in their own backyards and train on new products,” said Cook. “And, it allows us to offer a regional, yet nationwide approach to training and exhibiting with KnowledgeFest events in Indy for the east, Dallas central and Long Beach west.”
For 2018, KnowledgeFest Spring Training returns to Indianapolis on March 16-18. The next KnowledgeFest event for 2017 takes place August 12-14 in Dallas at a new venue, the Dallas Convention Center. Now in its eighth year, the Dallas KnowledgeFest will feature more classes, a larger show floor and the finale of the Mobile Electronics Industry Awards.
For more information, visit knowledgefest.org.