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Twin Dealer Show Announcements for January 2022 as Industry Looks for its ' New Normal '
Two years ago , a failure between two of the U . S . market ' s leading distributors to coordinate their planned dealer show dates resulted in the two shows happening within days of each other . Hopefully , that was a lesson learned and maybe the true spirit of friendly competition resulted in a better outcome for 2022 , when two major dealer expo announcements followed within 48 hours of each other . Fortunately , the timings are a lot better this time in terms of the pressure they place on dealer and vendor budgets and workload , and even though things have moved on from January 2019 , after the very particular stress of the past 18 months , the dealer expo landscape that has been unveiled for January 2022 is to be welcomed . First out with its news was LeMans Corporation - the Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties parent company - with the Louisville Spring 2022 NVP
With the Drag Specialties sponsored Bagger Racing League getting underway , Feuling Parts , for one , are intending to leave it all out on the track … meet The Flying Pig V2.0 !
Product Expo slated for two full days on Saturday January 29 and Sunday January 30 . Described ( correctly ) as the "# 1
Distributor Expo in America ", Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties have announced the planned return of their in-person Expo at Louisville after two years . Their show in February 2020 was pretty much the last industry event to take place since the world fell down the pandemic rabbit hole ! While LeMans acted early and in an abundance of caution to cancel its usual August NVP sessions and Dealer Expo , most people would think that to announce plans now for January 2022 should be a safer bet . It will be held as usual at the Kentucky International Convention Center ( KICC ) in downtown Louisville as a kick-off to the Spring 2022 premier selling season . " Exciting new brands and products will be unveiled along with opportunities to connect with the industry ' s leading brand representatives . Dealers attending the expo will receive expo discounts and additional incentives . You should plan to attend both Saturday and Sunday , as it takes two days to see the entire show . " Enjoy Happy Hour Saturday on the show floor , then head to that evening ' s iconic Meet & Greet taking place at The Sports & Social Club in the heart of downtown Louisville ' s 4th Street live