US-based marine, RV and powersports parts and accessories distributor Land ’N’ Sea Distributing Inc is to merge its national marine and RV dealer shows into a single combined event.
The company has advised dealers that it will discontinue its former RV dealer show, traditionally held in Wisconsin each January, and will integrate the RV equipment vendors into its existing marine equipment dealer event, scheduled to be held from October 18-19 at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The move follows a successful pilot project last year that saw several RV equipment vendors exhibit at the 2017 marine dealer show. The opportunity to see a variety of crossover products was said to be positively received by show visitors.
“We felt that having a consolidated show gave both our dealers and our vendors – from both RV and marine – a chance to see a much broader product offering and customer base than they would see in a traditional show,” says Land ’N’ Sea president, Tom Schuessler.
More than 300 vendors are expected to exhibit at this October’s combined show, filling the South Point Casino’s 80,000sq ft exhibition hall.