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Expedite Expo’s Growth Leads to New Venue in 2016
The nation’s largest expedited trucking show moves to Lexington Convention Center
Expedite Expo, the only trade show in the North America focused exclusively on the expedited trucking industry, will be moving to the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Ky., beginning in 2016.
Since 2006, Expedite Expo has been held at the Roberts Convention Centre in Wilmington, Ohio, where thousands of attendees come each year from across North America to learn about the newest trucks, career opportunities and products geared specifically to owner-operators and drivers in expedited trucking.
Because of the significant increase in exhibitors’ rooming needs in recent years, On Time Media LLC, the producer and organizer of Expedite Expo, needed to find a new location to accommodate our needs.
“The Roberts Centre is a lovely convention center, and we’ve formed a strong alliance with them over the past ten years,” said Lawrence McCord, president of On Time Media. “The challenge is that we’ve outgrown the surrounding area’s capacity to accommodate our exhibitors and attendees. We need at least 300 hotel rooms onsite just for our exhibitors, and there are only about 110 rooms available at our current host hotel. Many exhibitors are having to travel over 20 miles outside of town for hotel rooms and restaurants, so we needed a venue with more convenient access to onsite amenities and lodging to support the continued growth in the number of exhibitors and attendees.”
McCord said that show organizers researched and/or conducted site visits in Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Nashville, Knoxville, Sevierville, Cincinnati, Dayton and Indianapolis before selecting the Lexington Convention Center.
“We had very specific parameters,” said McCord. “We were looking for a venue that is convenient to the interstate, provides acres of free and safe overnight truck parking for our attendees, and offers plenty of restaurants, hotel rooms, and amenities to support exhibitor and attendee after-hours events. And the Lexington Convention Center fits that model perfectly.”
Expedite Expo has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 2001, where there were 200+ attendees and 10 exhibitors under a tent at the Detroiter Truck Stop in Woodhaven, Mich.
“With this move to Lexington, we’re looking forward to having more then 1,000 hotel rooms available and flexible floor space to support the Expo in 2016 and for many years to come,” says McCord.
For more details about Expedite Expo, visit expediteexpo.com or call 859-746-2046.
About On Time Media, LLC
On Time Media, LLC understands that visibility and growth are the backbone of the trucking industry. That's why the company strives to deliver the most cost-effective multi-media solutions for its customers. Since 1999, On Time Media has built an extensive network of services that are focused on owner operator recruiting and truck sales. The company's client roster includes many of the most successful trucking suppliers, carriers and truck dealers in North America.
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About Expedite Expo
Expedite Expo is the largest trade show in the nation that focuses exclusively on the expedited trucking industry. Launched in 2001, Expedite Expo has experienced steady growth in exhibitors, attendees and media exposure. Attendees and exhibitors from all over the US and Canada come to the Expo to learn about the newest trucks, career opportunities and products geared specifically to owner operators and drivers of medium- and heavy-duty trucks.