Industrial Supply Association Show Roundup

by | May 18, 2011

I just got back from the ISA Show in Chicago. Most of the manufacturers that I talked to were pretty upbeat on business in general, but were somewhat disappointed with the turnout of distributors for the booth session. Sunday was slow in the morning and spotty in the afternoon. Monday it was a slow start, but traffic picked up around noon.

I left Monday, but I’d be interested in knowing how many people showed up for the closing luncheon. I liked it better last year in INDY where they closed the booth session down for the luncheon.

Is it me, or are 4 days for a meeting like this too much? I’ve got to think that a two-day affair could certainly accomplish what needs to be done. Anyone agree?

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