Raising the Ante: NATM 2024's Vegas Convention Wins Big

Posted By: Meghan Ryan NATM News,

The hotly anticipated National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) 2024 Convention & Trade Show celebrated enormous success as it returned to Las Vegas, Nev. in February. The event celebrated high attendance records, and it was clear that trailer manufacturer attendees were hungry to find new supplier solutions thanks to years of supply chain disruptions and shortages. 

“Together NATM, its members, and the entire light- and medium-duty trailer industry are proud of the work we do to improve the safety of the U.S. roadways through our Compliance Verification Program and Trailer Safety Week efforts,” said Past President Marty Lorick of Triple Crown Trailers, Inc.

“But, it’s the NATM Convention & Trade Show that brings the greatest direct benefit to the success of companies in this industry — including small and large businesses alike. This show brings hundreds of suppliers to one convenient location, which allows trailer manufacturers to shop for everything they need in one place. The last few years have been hard on the industry with supply chain shortages, delays, and price increases. The ability to connect with hundreds of component suppliers and service providers in a single place within two days is not a convenience, but a necessity for businesses in our industry,” states Lorick. 

Overall attendance of the 2024 show reached near record-breaking levels with 1,432 registrants. Trailer manufacturer registrations reached a near record with 410 individual trailer manufacturing attendees.

The NATM trade show floor featured 230 exhibiting companies with 321 booths. The show also featured 47 brand-new exhibitors - a new record. 

The New Member Promotion brought in nearly 90 new trailer manufacturer attendees to tour the show. The New Member Promotion offered two complimentary full registrations, two complimentary spouse/partner registrations, and two complimentary hotel room nights. If you are interested in helping new trailer manufacturers attend and would like to grow your company exposure, including personalized invitations to visit your booth for future NATM Convention & Trade Shows, contact NATM Events Director Aileen Valido for information about sponsorship at Aileen.Valido@natm.com.

“The NATM Convention & Trade Show brings the best and brightest in the industry together,” said NATM President Marco Garcia of U-Haul International, Inc. “NATM is the only not-for-profit in this industry that offers reputable safety resources and needed education, and this year’s educational lineup of workshops were excellent for all the members who participated in the workshops, technical forums, and the tradeshow floor.”

The following educational workshops were offered to attendees in 2024: 

Technical Forums:

  • The Power of Innovation: Powder Coating Technologies Unveiled

  • Welding and Cutting Automation

  • A Comparison of Cargo Trailer Assembly Methods

  • VIN Calculations Made Easy

Educational Workshops:

  • Government Affairs Panel

  • Beyond Compliance: Turbocharge Your Sales with the NATM Decal Advantage

  • HR Insights Unveiled: Elevating the Employee Experience

  • Financial Resolutions for a New Year: Investing for the Future

NATM is keeping the momentum moving forward and is already planning ahead for the 2025 Convention & Trade Show. NATM is pleased to be headed to the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 17-20, 2025. Learn more about the NATM 2025 Convention & Trade Show, including sponsorship opportunities and exhibit space.

Have questions about the show’s sponsorship opportunities or exhibit space? Contact Events Director Aileen Valido or call (785) 272-4433.

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