More than 2,000 attendees registered and attended MACS EXPRESS TRAIN! convention and trade show which took place Jan. 25-28, 2006 at the Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center, Orlando, FL. An all-time record was set for the 26-year-old MACS event.
The convention featured more than 48 hours of automotive, heavy-duty, off-road mobile A/C and engine cooling system service training with 83 speakers presenting during the three day event.
The trade show featured 146 exhibitors in 244 booths. 24 exhibitors were new to the show this year with many joining the industry-requested engine cooling and heat transfer section. EXPRESS TRAIN! also featured seven social and networking events including; keynote speaker, Dr. Heidi Cullen, Climate Expert for the Weather Channel and an incredible performance by Brian Howe featuring the music of Bad Company.
“It is very encouraging to see so many people from around the world within the service, distribution and manufacturing sectors of mobile A/C and engine cooling systems come together for training and trade,” commented Elvis Hoffpauir, MACS president and chief operating officer. In a challenging aftermarket economy we are very proud of the growth of our annual convention.”
A list of companies who exhibited in the MACS trade show can be found at http://www.macsw.org/pdf/exhibitors.pdf.
MACS 27th annual convention and trade show will take place in Phoenix, AZ, Feb. 1-3, 2007 at the Phoenix Hyatt and the new Phoenix Convention Center.