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 one on one, in a virtual experience like no other!
The 2021 Group Merchandising Conference will be held via the Zoom platform utilizing the breakout rooms function to facilitate a unique one on one experience. Manufacturers will have prescheduled meetings with distributor buyers in private virtual meeting rooms.



Manufacturers have the ability to screen share presentations, videos, or physically show their product utilizing video to assist Distributor buyers in purchasing retail displays, supplier promotions, new products and targeted assortments. The virtual GMC has set the standard for what “virtual trade shows” can be for both new group suppliers and long-time group vendors.


Attending Vendor

“The most effective use of time and resources our company devotes to the trade show portion of our business.”

Attending Vendor

"I truly believe this is the single most effective format going on anywhere in the industry. Other buying groups should learn from this.”

Attending Distributor

“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.”

Attending Distributor

“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.”

What are one-on-one meetings for?


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.


What Did Attendees Say?

● 100% Believe it was an effective way to bring Buyers and Manufacturers together.

● 100% Received valuable information from their meetings.

● 96% Recognized the quality of conference specials.


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