Show Deals
The average convenience distributor carries 5,500 SKUs, and the EXPO is the perfect way to view products and take advantage of deals offered only at the EXPO. Show-only deals are so important to buyer attendees that we make every effort to let buyers know about every exhibitor who runs a show deal.
Special advance notices and onsite promotion — including mention in Distribution Channels magazine, in the show-deal guide before the EXPO begins, in the EXPO program guide and on the Web site — alert everyone as to who will offer show-only deals.
Distributors, brokers and retailers come to the show for many reasons, but taking advantage of show-only deals ranks high. In fact, the money saved on these deals more than helps pay for attending the EXPO.
Be on the lookout for pre-show marketing information as the EXPO approaches. To find out more and for tips on how to offer a show-only deal at the upcoming EXPO, call AWMA at (800) 482-2962.
Cash-Prize Giveaways!
Once again, cash prizes will be awarded to lucky show attendees. Tickets for the cash-prize giveaways will be included in the registration packet mailed to attendees prior to the show. All you have to do is deposit your tickets at the EXPO Resource Central at the rear of the exhibit hall. You must be present to win.
Register by January 1 — receive three chances to win!
Register by February 2 (pre-registration deadline) — receive two chances to win!
Register onsite — receive one ticket for a chance to win!
Also, back this year is the Buyer Reward Program, which enters buyers into a contest to receive valuable prizes. Participating exhibitors will hand out Buyer Reward Program tickets to buyers who conduct business at their booths. Buyers visit EXPO Resource Central to deposit their tickets and review the great prizes on display.
Prizes will be raffled off on Friday, February 25 at 1:30 p.m. to 2: 30 p.m. in EXPO Resource Central. You must be present to win. Last year’s prizes included a 42-in. plasma TV, a Toshiba Laptop Computer and an Apple IPOD.

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Schedule of Events

Wednesday, February 23
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration, Hall N4
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The REAL DEAL Welcome Reception, Las Vegas Hilton

Thursday, February 24
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration, Hall N4
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. General Session: Don Shula, former Miami Dolphins coach
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Spouse tour to Hoover Dam
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. General Session: Candy and Snack Overview
10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. REAL DEAL EXPO
2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. L.A. Bantle Institute Committee Meeting
4:30 p.m. $2,500 Prize Drawing
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The REAL DEAL Thursday Reception
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. REAL DEAL Gala Dinner

Friday, February 25
7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration, Hall N4
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Industry Roundtables
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. The Wall Street Analyst’s View: Bonnie Herzog’s Take on Tobacco
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. REAL DEAL EXPO
1:30 p.m. $2,500 Prize Drawing
2:00 p.m. Buyer Reward Drawings
2:30 p.m. $5,000 Grand Prize Drawing