This year's Executive Planning Conference, hosted by Distribution America and PRO Group, will be taking place Nov. 13-15 at the Marco Island Marriott Resort & Spa in Florida.
The event, which profers networking and sales opportunities to home improvement vendors and dealers, will be aimed at leveraging the anticipated growth opportunities that many are forecasting for the end of 2013.
"Vendors and retailers are seeing solid late-year sales boosts," said Dave Christmas, president of Distribution America. "Weather issues earlier in the year slowed things down a bit, but the past four or five months have been strong across the country. We expect continued improvement, and our Conference in November will allow us to discuss growth opportunities with all of our major vendors."
The event this year will feature a golf tournament for added networking opportunities and a more prominent awards reception for successful vendors.
"Word is catching on about this year's event, as all vendor categories are showing growth - a sign that vendors have heard about success stories from companies increasing their business with the help of past EPCs," noted Steve Synnott, CEO of PRO Group Inc. "There are quite a number of vendors that have derived great returns by supporting the EPC, including names like Coleman Cable and Jack Links Beef Jerky."