Brand Source National Convention Hits Vegas
Last August 29, Brand Source members from around the country converged on Las Vegas for the annual Brand Source National Convention and Buy Fair. Held in the Paris Las Vegas hotel and casino, the event gave members a chance to connect with the buying group's leadership, take part in a series of conferences and take advantage of the opportunity to meet with key vendors at the Buy Fair held in the hotel's ballroom.
The event kicked off on Sunday with the dealer-supplier taste of Las Vegas, giving attendees and suppliers a chance to enjoy the city on their own. Monday's events began just after noon with 16 regional meetings bringing together leadership and membership from each of the Brand Source chapters. The small meetings concluded with a convention orientation and a three-hour cocktail and dinner reception in the hotel's expansive Champagne Ballroom.
The convention began in earnest Tuesday, when, after an early breakfast, Brand Source Executive Director Bob Lawrence took the stage riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He was followed by former Harley CEO Richard Teerlink, also on the back of a hog. The stunt was introduced by a short video featuring Lawrence, who appeared to be touring the country by motorcycle, checking in with dealers across the country.
- Las Vegas