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Oh My!!! NTPDA22 in Kansas City

OMG! This is going to be amazing! Your Board just got back from our NTPDA Summer Board Meeting and facility review of our host hotel for our Annual Conference and NTPDA 2022 Harrahs Board Gordon Ramsay Steak Trade Show as we return to Kansas City in January. What a fantastic location and it's already promising to be a huge event.

As you know we were unable to go to Nashville in 2021. Since then we've been working on putting together an amazing event for 2022. We've already been on the phone getting companies to commit to attending, some for the first time in years. And, we've got plenty of surprises in the works that will make this Annual Conference and Trade Show one of the best we've had in a very long time. 

The Facility

NTPDA 2022 Harrahs HotelWe'll be at Harrah's Hotel & Casino in North Kansas City. Even for those of you who are not into gambling this is a fantastic location and facility. The gaming rooms are separate from much of the hotel...but there if you wish. The hotel is just minutes from Downtown Kansas City but, because we're not directly in the city center, our room rates are really quite low. But, that's not all. We're working on setting up a credit for each night you stay with us on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It's called motivation.

And you'll be just steps away from the very famous Gordon Ramsay Steakhouse located in the facility. Your Board (see above photo) had dinner there and we promise you that it will be an amazing experience. Even though it serves some fantastic steaks you've got to try the sea bass. No, really...it is stunning!

We also checked out the Trade Show Floor and that too has room for plenty of our Associate Members to show off their products and services. Plus we've been working on several new ways to help you better engage with our displayers and actually...win some $. Our goal is to make this Trade Show Event one of the best we've ever had and really make it worth the time and effort for our Regular and Associate Members.

Registration & Pricing NTPDA 2022 Harrahs Room

The Board, during our Summer Meeting, has set the pricing for registration and booth space and that link will soon be on our website. Don't worry, we'll share as soon as we go live.  However, just so you might start planning, registration is $300 per person through the end of October, $375 per person through the end of November and $450 per person if you're going to drag your heels and wait to register. 

Booth space is set at $500, a bargain if you've been seeing the rates for other trade shows, and we're working on a Site Visit that will take place at Cook's Tractor Parts of Clinton, Missouri. Transportation is included...and Richard tells us so is lunch...and more. There will be a Spouse Event that will be "over the moon" and of course we'll continue our tradition of fund raising for St. Jude.

NTPDA 2022 Harrahs Gordon RamsaySave The Date!

So you can plan to be with us make sure you save the date!  Many will be arriving on Thursday January 20th as we get the party started and we'll be active with tours, the Trade Show, Annual Meeting, St. Jude Auction and Dinner ending on Saturday night, January 22.  Again, full registration details and our event details will soon be posted on the NTPDA website. Our goal here is to get you in the mood for what is promising to be an outstanding event for business and for a great social experience. Photo: Gordon Ramsay Streak Restaurant. 

Stay tuned...we'll continue to tease you.

 


Should I Stay or Should I GO...

You're no doubt wondering if the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA) is moving forward with our Annual Meeting scheduled to take place in Man Confused Question mark January, on site, in Nashville. The Board of Directors have been polled by our president and the overwhelming response is, "Let's Go to Nashville!" 

Now, to be sure, we're working on implementing the wishes of the Board right now. We're not exactly sure what this will look like or how it will all come together in four months. But we've got several options and those are being considered and there, as we're sure you can imagine, lots of logistics included.  Some time ago it was decided that the group wanted less speakers and more time to network and socialize...so there is that. The Trade Show portion of the meeting is still up in the air and depends on what our Associate Members wish to do.

While lots of work has already been underway we've had to change some things up due to COVID19. So, while we're still four months out you need to know we're doing what we can to be able to present our members with an event they will enjoy.

And, finally a little music from The Clash. Why not...it's 2020!

Thank you for being loyal members of the NTPDA! 


Say "Yes!" to Phoenix in 2020

For those of you who were part of the fantastic National Tractor Parts Dealer Association Annual Meeting & Trade Show that just ended in Mobile, Alabama you KNOW ho much this means for not only business but also building relationships with fellow members.

However, for those of you who did not make the trip here is a quick video with some sights and sounds of our time together. Perhaps you'll catch the fever to be with us in Phoenix in January of 2020 or in social media #NTPDA20.

 

Not only does your association do great things for our members we also believe in "giving back". Last night at the St. Jude Auction member raised over $11,300 for the children's charity. Well done and it's how your association family rolls.

Look, next year we're at a wonderful venue in the Phoenix area...and, if you start planning now (like we are) Harrah Casino Floor you'll be prepared to join us for our 36th Annual Meeting and Trade Show which promises to be even bigger and better than Mobile.  Some things to consider:

  • Talk with your Board Members about what you would like to see in 2020;
  • Visit with us about your business needs and how we can assist in building your business;
  • Start to set aside some funds for airfare and lodging. A little set aside each month goes a long way;
  • Reach out to us with suggestions for our display area and networking.

The NTPDA is here for you and your business.

We hope to see you, through the year, and watch for our Summer Session in Sioux Falls.  Safe travels and thank you all for your membership and your interest in your association.

 

 


Memories & Join Us in Mobile, Alabama!

Mobile Card WelcomeSo often when we visit with members of NTPDA they tell us one of the main reasons they continue to come to our Annual Meeting and Trade Show is to re-connect with long time friends, do some business and learn how to run a more successful business.

All great reasons!

So, let's take a look at some images from the past and some images from our upcoming Annual Meeting and Trade Show in Mobile, Alabama. It's going to be great and, if you want to register right now...here is that link!

 

Nice huh?  Hope to see you in Mobile!


All My Bags Are Packed...

We know, it's going to be like an ear-worm when you sing just that line from "Leavin' on a Jet Plane". The National Tractor Parts Dealer Association 33rd  Jet
Annual Conference and Trade Show is just days away. Here are a couple of updates for you:

Shuttle Service - If you need a ride from the airport to the hotel we are using the Super Shuttle App head there for more information.

Wednesday 18 January - If you are displaying you can set up in the trade show area between 2pm and 5pm. Then it's on to our Early Arrival Party that will be held at Charlie Wants a Burger on the Riverwalk. This is always a great time and we'll even have live entertainment during our event.

Thursday 19 January - If you are not yet finished setting up your display in the trade show area you've got time between 7am and 3pm. We'll kick things off with breakfast (remember your breakfast ticket) at 8am and then it's off to learn some valuable information from D.J. Harrington who is going to give us a "Check Up From the Neck Up" really critical things that can help your business grow and prosper. Then Mel Kleiman will hold our San Antonio Speakersfeet to the fire with his program, "Hire Tough - Manage Easy". The entire program is based on how to better recruit and retain employees...you asked for it!  Spouses who have come to San Antonio get to head out for "Art & Dine". Yes! Then we'll focus on digital marketing with Crystal Washington. What is it and how does it work and how can you track effectiveness. Crystal is with us between 2pm and 3pm. We'll kick up our heels a bit at the "Welcome to San Antonio Party" and celebrate the opening of our Trade Show. The action gets underway at 5pm and rolls through the evening!

Friday 20 January - We'll so some networking over coffee (much needed) starting at 8am and then our trade show doors open at 9am to give you a full day of "Meet & Greet" with our supply members. We'll break at 11am for our Annual Meeting and election of Board Members and then have lunch in the trade show area. The trade show winds up and we'll have our Display Meeting at 3:30pm. We hope our Board Members will attend. Next you'll get to take some time off and get ready for our cocktails, dinner and entertainment by the Jackie Myers Band!

It's all about education, meeting friends, doing business and having a great time.

Wheels up!  See you in San Antonio!


What??? So if Time Is Money - Better Get Going!

Yikes NTPDA Members! This Friday the 16th of December is the cut-off date for hotel reservations for our San Antonio trip! Don't panic but do act because if not you are likely Man Sleeping on Couchto pay a higher rate then our preferred group rate. (These hotels are getting pretty strict with their group rate deadlines.)

You can make your reservations by clicking here and getting signed up

As you know when we contract with a hotel we request a specific number of rooms in our block. If the association doesn't meet that number we pay for them anyway. That's not a good thing!

We've got a great event planned and would love to see you in San Antonio! For more about our event click here.

One more time! Here is your link to get your room reservations made.  

You don't want to sleep on the couch...right?

Thanks and see you in San Antonio!