GAMA Plans Online Trade Show

Responding to what it describes as a need for a trade show devoted solely to space and water heating equipment and products, the Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced the debut of its first “Heating Technology Expo,” a virtual trade show to run online concurrently with GAMA’s 71st Annual Meeting scheduled for April 8-11, 2006 in Phoenix, AZ.
The virtual expo will go live online April 5, 2006, at www.gamanet.org, and run through April 14.
GAMA President Jack W. Klimp says a key benefit to the online expo is that contractors, wholesalers, distributors, installers and technicians won’t have to travel to see the featured products.
“A click on the GAMA homepage’s “Heating Technology Expo” icon from their office or home computers,” he said, “will have them cruising the aisles of GAMA’s virtual trade show at no charge in a matter of seconds. There, they will find the same product
information available at a regular trade show, but through streaming videos, Macromedia flash videos, Quick Time 3-D mov’s, Real Player .rm’s, Windows Media Files and AVI’s, as well as through more low tech methods such as news releases, photos, spec sheets, and more,” says Klimp.
Exhibitors at the 2006 “GAMA Heating Technology Expo” must be GAMA members to showcase products within GAMA’s scope, but nonmember companies may exhibit products that are outside GAMA’s scope. A section of the Expo also will be devoted to services, publications and other offerings related to GAMA’s industries.
Online booths in the virtual trade show will have an area where attendees can submit electronic business cards, and each exhibitor will receive a list of all Expo attendees and a list of those who visit their specific booths.
Booth pricing and other exhibitor information for the 2006 “GAMA Heating Technology Expo” may be obtained by contacting Windora Bradburn at 703-525-7060, extension 226 or at [email protected]

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