More than 300 attendees from IDCO’s 140 member and supplier companies gathered for the co-op's annual three-day event designed to drive member sales.
IDCO is the premier co-op for independent distributors serving the industrial community with hose, fittings, gaskets, rubber materials and related products.
Held Feb. 11-13 in Houston, the Expo included scheduled meetings, training from suppliers with a focus on new products and applications in the industry, a table-top tradeshow with new product showcases, and an award banquet.
“The three days at the IDCO Expo are the most productive of the year in terms of strengthening customer relationships and finding new growth potential,” said Chris Ciulla, Tigerflex product manager at Kuriyama.
“For us, the core of this event is the day and a half of one-on-one meetings, where you get to sit with decision makers with the singular focus of growing and strengthening your business together. This format yields tremendous results.”
Other highlights of the event included an open tradeshow, roundtable discussions, and a supplier meeting introducing IDCO’s new online training platform - IDCO University - powered by BlueVolt, a learning solutions company.
The event concluded with an awards banquet recognizing the top members and suppliers of 2018. Midland Metal Mfg. was announced as the 2018 IDCO Supplier of the Year and A-1 Industrial Hose Supply was announced as the 2018 IDCO Member of the Year.
The 2020 IDCO Expo will be held from February 24-26 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, Kentucky.
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