PRO Group is a two-step distribution buying group in the Hardware, Lawn and Garden, Farm and Ag, and Industrial industries that hosts two conferences annually. The Group Merchandising Conference, hosted by PRO Group, is a unique experience where Manufacturers meet with Distributor buyers.
The 2019 Group Merchandising Conference will be held June 17-19 at the Embassy Suites Atlanta, Downtown at Centennial Olympic Park. The highlight of the conference is 30-minute, private scheduled appointments with Distributor buyers visiting each Manufacturer’s living room suite.
Manufacturers set up their living room suites to combine merchandising display with exhibits, sample product, literature and information to assist Distributor buyers in purchasing retail displays, supplier promotions, new products, and targeted assortments. The GMC is a great venue for both new and longtime group vendors.
“The most effective use of time and resources our company devotes to the trade show portion of our business.”
"I truly believe this is the single most effective format going on anywhere in the industry. Other buying groups should learn from this.”
“The PRO Group Merchandising Conference is an excellent way to accomplish quality business interaction between manufacturers and distributors. I know of no other industry event where so much business can occur in such a short period of time.”
“By far the best conference I have attended so far. The meeting format was excellent and the one-on-one attention from the manufacturers was very effective.”
Believe it's essential for closing a deal.
Believe it is the key factor for forming long-term professional relationships.
Believe it's the most effective
way to meet new clients.
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