Many of the 2017 ATA Trade Show’s best deals happen before the show. The Hudalla Associates Pre-Show and the Outtech Innovations party featured deep discounts and giveaways for retailers.
At Outtech Innovations, retailers reunited with industry pals, filled their stomachs, wrote orders for their stores and took advantage of over 80 door-buster deals. The event also featured music by country star and bowhunter Easton Corbin.
Dan Taylor, co-owner of TNT Outdoors in Tennessee bought nearly $9,000 worth of products for his store. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to buy products at such a discounted price,” Taylor said.
Dr. Martin Brunson of Catch-A-Dream Foundation was awarded the Whitetails Unlimited National Hunting Heritage Award for his above-and-beyond efforts to preserve our hunting heritage. He was presented with a check for $122,000 to continue taking terminally ill children on hunting trips.
The Hudalla Show featured discounts and giveaways for all attending retailers. Photo Credit: Shane Indrebo
Hudalla Pre-Show Event
The Hudalla Pre-Show, hosted by Hudalla Associates, featured deep discounts and giveaways for attending retailers. Nicholas Clement of Flying Arrow in Carmel, NY said, “We came to the Hudalla event because they give us really good deals, it helps us to get to know the vendors better and it’s just a good time.”
Deep discounts mean improved bottom lines and more profits. John Pershing from Lecorchick Sporting Supplies in Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania, said, “We came to see the deals each manufacturer has. They usually have some really good deals here. The Hudalla event means more profit for my shop.”
Hudalla Associates also hosted a customer appreciation event at the conclusion of Day 1 of the Show. The event featured a hearty meal, a performance from country singer Paul Bogart, and cash-prize giveaways totaling to thousands of dollars.
The ATA welcomes everyone from all over the world to take part in the 2017 ATA Trade Show. Photo Credit: Shane Indrebo
International Reception and Resource Center Offers Networking Opportunities
The Show hosted attendees from across the world on Monday night with a reception sponsored by Bohning, and gave international retailers and manufacturers a great opportunity for networking. This event also opened the Show’s International Resource Center. Located in rooms 107-110, this Center is open from 7:30 a.m. until the Show floor closes each day and offers light refreshments, meeting space and a lounge environment for work or relaxation.
The 2017 Show is far from over so be sure to check your app or the printed Show Daily each morning to know what is going on and where!