It has been a year of increased attendance at all the American Towman expositions over the past six months with new standards being set at the American Towman ShowPlace-Las Vegas and Tow Expo Dallas.
“AT Expo Baltimore saw the three-day show format continue to be popular for exhibitors and attendees, as each day saw a strong turnout of unique buyers,” said Henri “Doc” Calitri, AT Expo Corp. president, “Both large vehicle exhibitors and the smaller supplier booths overall reported brisk selling throughout the show.”
Calitri released the show dates for 2018 for all three cities: American Towman ShowPlace-Las Vegas will be May 9-11 (show dates 10-11); Tow Expo Dallas/Fort Worth will be Aug. 16-18 (show dates 17-18); American Towman Exposition in Baltimore will be Nov. 15-18 (show dates 16-18).
Next year’s AT Expo Baltimore will mark the 30th edition of the show.
At this year’s American Towman Exposition in Baltimore, there were 241 industry suppliers on the exhibit floor offering tow trucks—from light- to heavy-duty—trailers, accessories, call centers, motor clubs and financial services to the tow business owners who dominated the audience. More than eight of 10 attendees were the key decision-makers of their companies.
“This year also saw a large contingent from 19 countries, from all points of the world globe, attend the show,” Calitri said. “This has made the American Towman Exposition the largest international show in the world. We are very proud of that achievement.
“The strength and quality of the audience is a direct reflection of the American Towman Magazine readership,” he said. “AT’s readership database of tow companies and tow business owners is the core of our expo marketing programs.”