The Independent retail channel is getting ready to descend upon the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando for the industry’s biggest and best buying, networking and education event. Retailers coast to coast will make the journey to Central Florida for what’s sure to be one of the most exciting and important PrimeTime events to date.
The Nationwide Marketing Group team has been hard at work, prepping for this show since we last gathered in Phoenix, and to say the stakes have been raised would be a massive understatement. We’re expecting some of the best cash-saving deals in years from our Vendor Partners. The networking opportunities seem endless. And the PrimeTime Expo will be bursting with business and plenty of giveaways.
Here’s just a taste of what will be happening at this show, set to run August 13-16.
Join NMG’s Tom Hickman and Wells Fargo economist Charlie Dougherty at Sunday’s can’t miss General Session for a deep dive into the macroeconomic factors affecting Independent retail and durable goods today. Then, hear from NMG’s merchandising, marketing and digital experts as they highlight the group’s exclusive programs and services that can help you win in this ultra-competitive environment.
Check out one (or more!) of the 60+ Nationwide Learning Academy sessions available only at PrimeTime and discover why there are, on average, more than 5,000 session attendees at each show. Explore topics across 14 different tracks, including the in-store experience, website management, data and analytics, leadership, human resources, product training, business and financial services, digital marketing, social media and more.
Palooza is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever. Join us on Sunday evening where you can take advantage of the largest CashBacks and Show Specials in years. Plus, look for special savings at your favorite Vendor Partners’ booths on the Expo floor. It’s time to stock up and save!
Who’s ready for a little Florida theme park fun? We’ve reserved a portion of Universal’s CityWalk on Monday night for a fantastic evening of food, fun and networking. We’ll have exclusive use of several restaurants and bars, and you’ll also be able to enter either the Islands of Adventure or Universal Studios theme parks while we’re there. Get ready for an exciting, adventure-filled evening!
Can’t join us in Orlando for this PrimeTime? You can still experience a taste of the action! Nationwide Marketing Group will be going live from PrimeTime. That is, our social media team will be hopping on Facebook Live several times throughout the show to share what’s happening live from Orlando. Take part in the Welcome reception, get a behind-the-scenes look ahead of the Opening Keynote. Join us at the CityWalk event. And experience some of the excitement from the PrimeTime Expo floor. Make sure you follow the Nationwide Marketing Group Facebook page, and you’ll be notified the second we go live!
Rob is the corporate communications manager for Nationwide Marketing Group.