I'm thrilled to report record growth in attendance and exhibitor participation, per the below press release issued today.
69th Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo
Propane Industry’s Largest Event Sees Double-Digit Growth Following Move to Nashville
The annual event attracted participants from all 50 U.S. states, except Idaho, along with the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and 37 foreign countries and territories. Programing included a keynote presentation by Charles Esten, star of ABC’s Nashville, along with more than 40 education sessions, various networking events, and a new Leadership Forum presented by the Women in Propane Council.
The exhibit hall featured more than 240 exhibiting organizations—including over 50 vehicle/transporter displays. Highlights of the Expo included an Autogas Pavilion, focused on manufacturing products, processes, education tools, and services specific to the rapidly growing autogas market; as well as a New Products Showcase, presented in partnership with the Propane Education & Research Council, featuring emerging trends, new products, and cutting-edge technologies.
“We attended with the goal of educating ourselves on a few products,” said Adam Bluhm of Bluhm’s Gas Sales in Wyalusing, Pa. “We left the show with the knowledge of many more products and businesses, which we never knew existed, and networked with many wonderful people.”
“The 2016 NPGA conference in Nashville exceeded our expectations in every way,” added exhibitor Alexandra Hale, director of marketing for BASE Engineering in Saint John, New Brunswick. “As a long time exhibitor, we can safely say this was one of our best years at the show.”
Next year, NPGA’s Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo returns to Nashville from April 21–23, 2017. The event moves back to its previous home of Atlanta in 2018 and 2019.
The National Propane Gas Association is the national trade association representing the U.S. propane industry. Our membership includes small businesses and large corporations engaged in the retail marketing of propane gas and appliances, producers and wholesalers of propane equipment, manufacturers and distributors of propane gas appliances and equipment, fabricators of propane gas cylinders and tanks, and propane transporters.
With a membership of approximately 2,800 companies in all 50 states, 38 affiliated state or regional associations, and members in 19 foreign countries, NPGA represents every segment of the propane industry. Find additional information at www.NPGA.org.