International Door & Operator Industry

SEP-OCT 2017

Garage door industry magazine for garage door dealers, garage door manufacturers, garage door distributors, garage door installers, loading docks, garage door operators and openers, gates, and tools for the door industry.

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PRESIDENT'S COMMENTARY By Ed Hermanns, President, International Door Association The IDAExpo ® Committee has agreed that the theme to next year's show will be A Sure Bet. Naturally, when going to Las Vegas, the theme is almost certainly going to be related to gambling, and the accompanying artwork will include a pair of dice, or playing cards, or both. Some conventions in Las Vegas might showcase a showgirl or two, but we're more of a pragmatic bunch in the door and access systems industry. Las Vegas gets a lot of that, in the same manner that convention planners in Indianapolis rarely see a show come to their city without some Indianapolis 500 theme, with a checkered flag in the event logo. Well, I've got an alternative theme for the 2018 IDAExpo… You Can't Miss! When was the last time you went to Las Vegas knowing you couldn't miss This may be the first time you could ever say that, because the event is going to be nothing short of audacious. All of the stops are being pulled. We are going to have the greatest two-days of education, followed by the grand- est two days of product showcasing in the history of our event. You can't miss. You simply can't. If you do, your competitors will gain an advantage on you. But to put this in a more positive light, by attending the full event, you will leave Las Vegas a winner. And that's a guarantee. When was the last time you could plan a trip to Las Vegas with an absolute certainty that you would leave that gambling mecca a winner The reason I can say You Can't Miss is two-fold: First, the event will be the best investment you make in your business in 2018. Second, if you don't attend, you'll be passing up on the best investment you could have made in your business. I want to encourage every read of this publication, whether you are an IDA member or not, to begin making plans to attend the 2018 IDAExpo, April 25 – 28, at The Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino, and the Las Vegas Convention Center. ® The 2018 is One You Cannot Miss! 8 International Door & Operator Industry™ Continued on page 10

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