Henderson, NV—The fast-approaching 2011 IPI Members’ Retreat & Supplying Partner Trade Show, which will be held June 27-30 at The M Resort in Henderson, Nevada, is already spelling success before it even starts, with increased participation numbers over last year’s event.
IPI’s Supplying Partner program has upped its exhibiting firms to 72 (over 67 in 2010) to sell out its trade show floor, which showcases the industry’s cutting-edge products/services on June 28 during the event. IPI also bettered attendance by members participating in the Member Retreat to 235, a greater than 9 percent growth rate over the number of business members attending in 2010, and including many members and industry leaders from Australia and Canada.
Under the theme “Boost Sales . . . Increase Profits . . . Grow Opportunities,” the IPI convention features 36 educational sessions, a pre-conference program (called IPI University) with seven tracks of education in three-hour blocks, and the all-day trade show. Networking dinners, lunches and receptions also highlight the event.
“We are certainly pleased with the response from our membership and Supplying Partners,” Brent Bowyer, IPI executive director, said. “It truly reveals their commitment to the Members’ Retreat as the optimum annual event for education, networking, idea sharing and purchasing.”
Independent Photo Imagers (IPI) is North America’s largest buying group for service specialty retailers, with more than 500 members and in excess of 750 storefront locations in the North America, Mexico, Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom. ipiphoto.com