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NASGW Sets Theme and Program for its Expo & Annual Meeting


The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) will hold its Expo & Annual Meeting at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada on November 1-4, 2011. The theme for this year's event is Every Day-an expression of what wholesale distributors deliver on a daily basis (Stock -Ship-Sell and Service) to its customers and how wholesalers play a vital role in the channel of distribution.

"Our dealer customers get the products they need in any quantity desired, can count on having orders fulfilled right away, get sales and service support, product promotion, information delivery and training, superior products and services from our manufacturing partners that support two step distribution," said Jack Baumler, NASGW's Chairman of the Board and President of the W L Baumler Co in Lorain, Ohio.

NEW Programs Offered at the NASGW Annual

In a departure from previous years, NASGW's Annual Breakfast will now be a Reception and Dinner on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 prior to the opening of the Expo. "Many members commented on how tight the schedule was with the Wednesday morning breakfast. This new time and program will allow members more networking time in a fabulous new setting the Grand Sierra Theatre," said Kent Williams, Vice Chair of NASGW. Corporate entertainer and comedian Greg Schwem will be featured at the dinner.

Also new to this year's program are three optional educational workshops scheduled for Thursday morning from 8am - 9am. The Expo will begin at 9:00am on Thursday. Topics include an "ATF Update, Freight Consolidating and Understanding and Maximizing the Use of Social Media." A complimentary internet cafe will also be available throughout the 2 1/2 day show in the registration area of the Expo.

Attendance is limited to NASGW and guests. For further information, visit www.nasgw.org/expo. Complete information including workshop descriptions, program agenda, hotel, exhibitor and badge registration, sponsorship and advertising opportunities are also available on the site.

NASGW is a trade association of wholesale distributors, manufacturers, representatives, media and service providers in the sporting goods industry. Annual sales of NASGW wholesaler members were $3.2 billion dollars spread among tens of thousands of SKU's in 4 million square feet of warehouse space. In addition NASGW members employ 1,000 sales personnel selling the products and services of its manufacturer partners.

For further information, contact NASGW at 1833 Centre Point Circle, Suite 123, Naperville, IL 60565 630-596-9006, Fax: 630-544-5055, email:info@nasgw.org, www.nasgw.org.


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