By Alan Wolf, YSN
Some would argue that AVB saves the best for last.
After the parties, the networking events, the product trainings, the education sessions, the keynote speeches, and the Stampede, the Summit opened its doors today to an expansive expo floor, chock-a-block with the latest products and services spanning the appliance, home furnishings, consumer tech and retailing industries.
Adding to the excitement is the venue — AVB’s first-ever buy fair at the vast Venetian and Sands Expo Convention Center complex — and the addition of 17 first-time vendors to the exhibition floor. Among the newcomers are such iconic names as King Koil and Crosley, and therapeutic furniture resource Copper River Home, to name just a few.
Besides serving up the new product lines, the expo gives BrandSource members who can’t attend all the major industry events the chance to demo just-unveiled merchandise from January’s spate of CES, Kitchen & Bath and Furniture Market trade shows.
“We are really excited about this year’s BrandSource Summit,” commented Chad Evans, AVB’s Vice President of Merchandising. “Every year we continue to have more members attend and lots of new vendors come for the first time. We have a lot of money saving offers with Fast Cash, Stampede offers and the Booth Specials.”
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