The early dates for the AVAD 2010 Vend-O-Palooza tour feature six events held at local AVAD branches throughout Arizona, California, and Florida. Building on the success of the events held in 2009, the Vend-O-Palooza tour will be AVAD’s largest to date, featuring at least 45 vendors at each of the events scheduled for 2010.
Inside one of the tents on the Vend-O-Palooza 2009 tour
Held at local AVAD branches throughout the U.S. and Canada, Vend-O-Palooza is a one-day event offering area dealers the opportunity to meet directly with representatives from leading manufacturers in an interactive forum. At each event, attendees can demo the latest products, participate in raffles and giveaways, and purchase products at special pricing.
AVAD also presents workshops and training sessions at each Vend-O-Palooza, reinforcing the distributor’s commitment to providing dealers with the service, support and training programs to allow them to successfully manage and grow their businesses.
“Vend-O-Palooza had grown to be highly beneficial for both AVAD dealers and manufacturers and we look forward to making this year’s tour our most successful,” AVAD vice president and general manager Jim Annes said. “Unlike any other event, Vend-O-Palooza gives dealers an opportunity to meet directly with the manufacturers of the products they depend on. They can come to the event, ask specific questions, demo products and gain a better understanding of how each manufacturer can serve their unique needs. At the same time, manufactures benefit from meeting face-to-face with dealers, which helps them evaluate how to better address those needs.”
The early 2010 Vend-O-Palooza schedule will feature events at the following AVAD Branches:
January 14 – San Diego, California
January 28 – Scottsdale, Arizona
February 11 – Irvine, California
February 25 – Tampa, Florida
March 11 – Van Nuys, California
March 25 – Livermore, California
With at least 20 events planned for 2010, AVAD will announce more Vend-O-Palooza tour dates in the near future.