ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The NATDA Trailer Show returned to Nashville, Tenn., from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 for the largest show in the event’s history. The 2022 event shattered its previous attendance and exhibit space records, according to a press release from the organization.
The show, known as a one-stop shop for light and medium-duty trailer industry professionals, hosted more than 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 more than 310 exhibitors. The show also expanded its international presence, attracting participants from 10 countries outside the United States.
“It was great to see how exciting and active the NATDA Trailer Show was!” remarked 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. I see first-hand how hard NATDA team works to deliver great attendance and a strong exhibit base and it has paid off for 2022. I cannot wait for the 2023 show!”
“The pandemic caused a myriad of challenges for businesses, and the trailer industry was not immune. Dealerships continue to work to overcome disrupted supply chain and employment models, and more,” added NATDA President Jennifer Hoff. “The show offered the most comprehensive education program the NATDA has ever produced designed to address the resultant issues that impact dealerships. The sessions encouraged dialogue and information sharing among participants.”
The NATDA Trailer Show will return to Nashville again at Music City Center in 2023, from Aug. 30 through Sept. 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, 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.