Fairfax, VA: The 2013 American Wholesale Marketers Association (AWMA) Show will, for the first time in over a decade, be held in Orlando, FL and will then rotate between a southeast location and Las Vegas for future years:
- February 15-17, 2012 – AWMA Show – The Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
- March 6-8, 2013 – AWMA Show – The Peabody Hotel, Orlando, FL
- February 25-27, 2014 – AWMA Show – The Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
This new southeast/west geographic rotation pattern is the result of extensive member input including surveys conducted by AWMA's Convention & Expo Committee and responds to the large portion of members who rated both Las Vegas and Orlando as their top choices for Show location.
"With a majority of our members headquartered east of the Mississippi, we have considered a southeast location for the Show for many years. And, given the strong preference among members to rotate the Show between the southeast and Las Vegas, we were able to find a great fit in Orlando allowing us to begin this new pattern with our 2013 Show," comments Scott Ramminger, AWMA President & CEO.
The headquarter hotel for 2013 will be the Peabody Hotel, just a short walk directly across the street from the Orlando Convention Center, where the exhibits will be located. "The recent expansion at the Peabody provides enough sleeping rooms for all of our attendees under one roof and it is among the highest rated hotels in the country as a Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four Diamond resort," Ramminger adds.
The AWMA Show is the premier event in the country that serves the specific business needs and interests of convenience store distributors. The Show includes 9 hours of exhibits and more than 18 hours of education sessions on strategic issues, best practices and core categories as well as networking events throughout the show.