Feedback was positive from attendees and exhibitors alike at the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) 2013 Training Event and Trade Show at the Caribe Royal Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., where more than 1,250 attendees visited 92 exhibitors in 136 booths.
“MACS introduced a new convention format for our three-day event with great success,”
commented Elvis L. Hoffpauir, MACS president and COO. “In an economy that is still finding its footing, we are pleased with the attendance at our show and the enthusiasm of our members.”
"I have heard very positive comments all day Friday, especially around the training and technical sessions - reaching the technicians is paramount for Delphi, and training is extremely important. Also I enjoyed Kenny Wallace as the guest speaker at the keynote lunch, fun to see and hear a down-to-earth guy sharing fun stories about his life and racing career,” related J. Marcello Ganasevici, global product line director of independent aftermarket for thermal, VE and chassis at Delphi Product & Service Solutions, a MACS member and exhibitor.
“We had a good show with more people visiting our booth than last year. We met with both domestic and international Supercool customers and made some good new contacts as well. The Supercool T-shirts were a hit again with a record number of shirts given to show attendees,” said Phil Eggen of Supercool, a MACS member and exhibitor.
Gary Halpern, president of Neutronics of Downingtown, Pa., remarked, “The 2013 MACS Convention exceeded all of our expectations. From the golf tournament, to the receptions and luncheons and the trade show, everything was first class and well attended. We will definitely be back in 2014.”
“It was a very successful show and I like the new format with the one-day trade show. I was also very happy with the foot traffic at the trade show,” remarked David Vincent of BVA Oils, Wixom, Mich., also a MACS member and exhibitor.
“Thank you! I learned a lot at the show and made great contacts,” said first-time attendee Monique Hofkin of Arctic Air, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
To learn more about MACS Worldwide and the upcoming 2014 Training Event and Trade Show at the Sheraton New Orleans January 16 to 18, 2014 visit www.macsw.org.
Online and office registration will continue until Friday, January 13.
A/C association has set a new direction for annual MACS training event and trade show scheduled for Feb. 7-9, 2013.