Wow…it’s been a busy two weeks for the Rydin Decal team. We’ve been touring the U.S. attending several trade shows and meeting many of our great customers. It’s always a pleasure to put a face to a name, and let our customers know how much we appreciate them.
Here’s a recap of what we’ve been up to:
IPI Conference & Expo-June 29th-July 2nd, 2015
The International Parking Institute (IPI) conference was held in Las Vegas this year, and had the largest attendance in the conference’s history. Team Rydin started the show off right with the IPI 5k Fun Run! It was literally 90 degrees by 6:30 am, and there were numerous sets of stairs to tackle, so this run was quite the challenge for us. Our Bid Team Sales Manager Jenny came in 1st place, and our Director of Marketing Stephanie came in 2nd place for the Women’s Division, which was awesome. Director of Sales Mike finished and didn’t pass out, so that made him happy. Overall a very fun morning!
Next up, we hit the trade show floor, which was full of parking industry professionals. We chatted with many of our customers, and even took a few photos of them proudly posing with their permits!
University of Arizona
University of Windsor
City of Austin
Rydin Decal was honored to be part of the Ignite: Technology presentation on RFID technology. Our Director of Sales Mike Weiler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Dan Carpenter, and TagMaster’s Ali Khaksar all contributed to this informative and insightful presentation.
Even though we were so busy during the show, we managed to sneak in a bit of free time and saw the Aquarium Reef at Mandalay Bay.
All in all, IPI was a great experience for our company and we enjoyed meeting so many people in our industry. We are already looking forward to next year’s show in Nashville, which (fingers crossed) will be a bit less hot than 113 degrees!
IACLEA Conference- June 29th-July 2nd, 2015
IACLEA (The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators) was held this year in the beautiful city of Nashville! We enjoyed talking parking permits with our amazing customers in this industry.
Sales Manager Tom wows our visitors!
Rydin PermitExpress Specialist Michael discusses how amazing our software is!
A trip to Nashville wouldn’t be complete without a little sight seeing, so Team Rydin caught a Minor League baseball game and listened to some country music!
NASRO Conference- July 6th-8th, 2015
The National Association of School Resource Officers’ conference was held in scenic Orlando, Florida this year (all these trade shows were in beautiful locations...life is rough! ). Rydin Decal had not participated in this conference before, so we were excited to set up our booth and meet everyone. We learned a ton about the complexities of this group, and were so happy to “talk shop” with our customers.
Director of Sales Mike and Sales Manager Maureen tell the crowds all about Rydin Decal!
When we weren’t talking parking permits and school safety, we….
ARM WRESTLED …..
ATE CAKE ….
and TOOK SELFIES!
Clearly a fun time was had by all at NASRO!
That’s a wrap folks! We are all grateful for the experiences and knowledge that was gained during Summer of Trade Shows 2015, and look forward to several more shows we are attending later this year. Stay tuned!