Expo 2004 in Review
© 2004 Door & Access Systems
Publish Date: Summer 2004
Author: Tom Wadsworth
Expo 2004 in Review
Stats and Snaps
May 12-15, 2004
Las Vegas, Nev.
Signs of the Times: Expo 2004 set a record for the most exhibits (191, up from 158 in 2003) and a record number of exhibitor square footage on the show floor.
Car Wash Door: Among the dozens of new doors and products at Expo, Clopay showcased a new door designed for the unique demands of high moisture environments. (For photos of many other new doors, see pp. 56-57.)
Before/After: The Las Vegas show floor (right) was teeming with dealers, a dramatic improvement over the 2003 San Antonio show (left). Both photos were taken at mid-afternoon on the first day of Expo exhibits.
Da Coach: Keynote speaker Mike Ditka spoke before a packed Expo crowd, sharing his ACE philosophy: Attitude, Character, Enthusiasm.
Standing Room Only: Randy Moore's Thursday seminar on Defining Service attracted an estimated 500 attendees. The number shatters the previous workshop record of 270, set at Expo 2000 in Las Vegas.
Top Ten Seminars
Workshop / Speaker / Attendance
1.Defining Service / Randy Moore / 500
2.Strategic Selling / Dale Monnin / 209
3.Be the World's Greatest Employer / Randy Oliver / 164
4.Commercial Operator Troubleshooting / Roy Bardowell / 158
5.What Are Your Real Costs? / John Zoller / 155
6.Building a Financial Plan You Can Use / Bruce McConnell / 140
7.Establishing Market Dominance / Monnin, Harrison, Hawk / 137
8.Implementing Efficiencies / Linda Francis / 136
9.Commercial Operator Troubleshooting / Roy Bardowell / 129
10.Achieving Excellence / Betsy Ripplinger / 126
Expo Workshop Attendance
2004 Las Vegas / 3,081
2003 San Antonio / 2,249
2002 Nashville / 2,382
2001 Atlantic City / 1,635
2000 Las Vegas / 2,189
One Giant Leap: Expo 2004 attracted 30 percent more workshop attendees than the previous record at Nashville in 2002.
Expo Exhibits Attendance
2004 Las Vegas / 5,011
2003 San Antonio / 3,349
2002 Nashville / 3,989
2001 Atlantic City / 3,500
2000 Las Vegas / 4,088
BEST EVER: Las Vegas again proved to be the place for Expo, as attendance leaped 50 percent over 2003.