Synthetic Turf International hosts its annual dealer conference each year, just before the start of the Spring/Summer season. The conference provides Synthetic Turf International the perfect opportunity to have its distributors in one place for networking and educational seminars. It is also a great time for our dealers to learn from one another.
This year the 2018 STI Dealer Conference was held on a cruise leaving out Miami with Royal Caribbean.
Dealers from around the United States, Canada and Latin America gathered for this year’s conference, where STI launched new products, offered seminars on marketing and website SEO and presented an in-depth look at the new limited lifetime warranty with additional networking opportunities for the dealers and their guests.
As important as the seminars were for our dealers, the networking, friendships and comradery were at the center of this year’s conference. The seminars each morning provided fuel for discussions in the afternoons and evenings, whether it was around the pool, on the beach or various other venues on the ship.
The first evening before the start of classes, we assembled and had a Welcome Reception as a way to break the ice and have a chance to meet and mingle with all of the attendees, STI dealers and Sponsors. We had scheduled dinners each night allowing plenty of time to bond and discuss the upcoming year. We also had a Farewell Reception with awards the final night of the conference allowing everyone the additional chance to discuss the topics of the seminars and presentations as well as allowing a chance for everyone to get pictures made in our photo area.
The connections and advice gained at each of our conferences is invaluable to both STI at the corporate level, and our dealer network. The relaxed setting of the cruise, where the weather was perfect and everyone was in one place, made this year’s conference a truly memorable experience.
Thank you once again to all our sponsors and attendees, see you next time!