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The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey announced last week NORTHEAST would nearly double in size in 2018 with the addition of a more than 100-booth Pavilion.
“We have been discussing an expansion for the last few years,” AASP-NJ President Jeff McDowell said, according to the organization’s blog. “And after another sold out show this year, we really had no choice. It’s always about supply and demand and in order to meet the demand, we needed to branch out. With the show evolving every year the way it has, growth was inevitable. Now it’s a reality.”
More than 5,000 people attended the sold-out NORTHEAST 2017, according to the organization.
“We had over 200 people come in to see Mike Anderson alone,” McDowell said in March, according to the organization. “We’ve never had this kind of response to our seminars. It just shows you our industry is hungry for knowledge, and with NORTHEAST you can find it right in your backyard.”
In addition to the more than 100 new exhibitor booths, the new NORTHEAST 2018 Pavilion will host demos, training and education as well as a “gourmet food court,” according to AASP-NJ.
“We are incredibly excited about the Pavilion,” McDowell said, according to the organization. “Not only will it allow us to accommodate those vendors who have been on a waiting list, but we will also be able to allow expansion opportunities for exhibitors who in the past were limited in space to do so.
“I can’t say much about what else we have in store for NORTHEAST 2018, but I promise that what we’ve got planned will knock everyone’s socks off. Honestly, NORTHEAST 2018 will be something you won’t want to miss.”
NORTHEAST 2018 is slated for March 16-18, 2018, at the Secaucus, N.J., Meadowlands Exposition Center.
Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey, Aug. 7, 2017
AASP-NJ, March 24, 2017
More than 5,000 people attended the sold-out NORTHEAST 2017, according to the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey. (© Jargapix Photography for Greco Publishing)
NORTHEAST 2018 will add a pavilion with more than 100 vendor booths. (Provided by Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey)