Today at NAHAD, the contact table session took place. This is a unique 5-hour trade show where manufacturers of hose, fittins, assemblies, and all related products display their products to existing and prospective new distributors. Their intention is to renew and strengthen their relationships with those current distributors and to seek representation in areas where it is needed.
The hose and fitting distributors on the other hand, attend the contact table session as attendees would at any trade show. Their intentions are similar. They are seeking to solidify their business partnerships with exhibiting manufacturers and they are looking for new products to represent to extend or round out their current line card of products.
The NAHAD management team led by the very capable Joe Thompson, does a fantastic job of organizing this session as a means for key networking, a very important component of the event. One of the reasons that NAHAD is so successful is that the meetings provide many opportunities for networking.