By Sean M Lyden, Staff Writer On Time Media June 17th, 2016
If you want to learn how to grow your business, make valuable connections, and discover new products and services in the expedited trucking industry, then register to attend the Expedite Expo on July 15 and 16 at the Lexington Center in Lexington, Ky.
Since 2001, Expedite Expo has been the only trade event focused exclusively on the expedited trucking industry. And in recent years, the show has grown tremendously.
“Pre-registration is almost double what is was last year at this same time,” says Lawrence McCord, chief executive officer of On Time Media, the producers of Expedite Expo. “We’re seeing a lot of excitement building for people in our industry and community.”
So, what’s new for Expedite Expo in 2016 to keep pace with growth and increase value to attendees and exhibitors?
1. New Venue
The Expo will be held for the first time at the Lexington Convention Center, located in the heart of the city with convenient access to hotels and amazing dining and entertainment venues.
“The idea here is to be able to deliver more by moving to Lexington KY — more free parking, more hotel rooms, more local fare, and more Expedite Expo,” said McCord.
For drivers, the new venue offers easy access from I-75 and acres of free overnight car, truck, tractor-trailer and RV parking.
2. More Business Opportunities
Learn, discover and explore new career opportunities by meeting with the top trucking companies in North America. They will be on site to hire owner operators and company drivers for expedite, truckload, LTL, flatbed, tankers, moving vans, and refrigerated freight.
3. More Education
Take advantage of over 20 industry workshops and seminars — for free — lead by successful expediters and industry experts. For more details, see Looking for a New Business Venture? Explore the Income Potential in Expedited Trucking at Expedite Expo 2016.
4. More Fun
At Casino Night, sponsored by CIS, try your hand at Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and Texas Hold’Em, and it’s all on the house! This event will give you that real casino experience, without the cost to play. And then there’s the annual ExpeditersOnline.com Drivers’ BBQ, which features a whole hog roast and is free to all attendees. Enjoy acres of free parking with plenty of space to gather, network and share stories.
The Bottom Line
There’s enough to do and learn to make Expedite Expo 2016 a valuable experience for you and your family. Make it a weekend getaway and check out the beautiful countryside horse farms, tour one of the many breweries and distilleries in the area, and enjoy some of the nearly 100 restaurants and bars within walking distance of the show. (See www.visitlex.com.)
For more information on Expedite Expo 2016 and to register for free, visit expediteexpo.com or call 859-795-5738.