The IDA Expo is the annual industry education and product showcase, featuring the latest products, technology and information, while affording attendees networking opportunities unavailable anywhere else. Produced by the International Door Association, the 4-day event draws thousands of manufacturer, supplier and dealer attendees from all over the world.
Now in its third decade, the event includes two days of educational seminars on timely subject matters, and an additional two days of exhibits. It is the only event held in the U.S. where attendees can learn how to maximize their opportunities, overcome challenges and find new products and suppliers, all in one place.
All of this, plus social activities and entertainment, make the IDAExpo an educational and enjoyable setting. The IDAExpo is a can’t miss event!
Education. Exhibits. Excitement.
All three well describe the value of attending the IDAExpo. The educational programming produced each year by the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation (IDEA) continues to set an educational benchmark in our industry. The exhibits provide attendees an opportunity to discover what’s new, and to actually see and touch new products. In addition, visiting with product provider personnel face-to-face is truly invaluable. And, of course, such events as the Golf Outing, Motorcycle Ride and President’s Awards Banquet are very exciting to enjoy.
About IDAExpo 2015
Dealers who attend represent an estimated 75% of the annual U.S. garage door volume
Attracts 85 to 90% of garage door manufacturing in terms of dollar value
The number of seminars are growing each year; 40 in 2015
3,287 attended seminars at IDAExpo 2015
4,753 hours of education presented in 2015
A global event; 22 countries were represented at IDAExpo 2015
New faces and products - the 2015 show featured 14 first time exhibitors!
Provides fundraising opportunities for the
IDA Scholarship Foundation
Recognizes industry leaders including door technicians
It is the event’s primary reason for existence. Unlike other construction-related trade shows where it’s difficult to single out door dealers from the general attendees, the IDAExpo™ audience buys and specifies the door-related products you sell. Because of this focus, you get much more value from your participation as an exhibitor of the IDAExpo™.
The International Door Association (IDA) primary mission is to provide programs and services to door and access systems dealers, for the express purpose of enhancing their value and professionalism. Door and access systems dealers sell, install and service a vast array of products including:
Residential Doors and Operators
Commercial Doors and Operators
Founded in 1995, the trade association (501 c 6):
Produces an annual trade show and exposition (the IDAExpo)
Publishes the industry’s leading trade journal (International Door & Operator Industry)
Facilitates the creation and production of educational, accreditation, and certification programs through its partnership with the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation
Provides educational scholarships to IDA members via the IDA Scholarship Foundation.
Enforces a Code of Business Conduct equally important to ethical door dealers and consumers.
The association is headquartered in West Milton, Ohio USA. It operates 12 Regions with a national director representing each one. Long & Associates, Inc., provides professional management services via a team of association specialists.