The Lowdown on the KnowledgeFest Spring Training event
Right off the Spring momentum of Spring Break Nationals, Mobile Electronics followed up with its event for Midwest retailers: KnowledgeFest Spring Training Indianapolis. Now in its third year, this event, held April 9-11 at the Indiana Convention Center, has grown to more than 800 attendees and 32 exhibitors. KnowledgeFest events are educational and exhibiting events whose audience is the mobile electronics specialist, or, as they put it, the ‘installing dealer.’
KnowledgeFest Spring Training featured over 29 hours of educational sessions, 39 hours of manufacturer training, and 14-plus hours of exhibit time. Spring Training highlights manufacturers’ new products now shipping 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. Exhibitors we spoke with onsite at space selection for our 2018 events were pleased with the traffic they received, both in their booths and their training workshops. We received strong commitments from exhibitors to come back to Indy next year and to participate in our new Spring Training Long Beach.”