SDI™-TDI™-ERDi™ had a very successful show in Toronto’s International Centre on the week of February 24th through the 26th. This was our first time at the show, and the interest in scuba was buzzing. London Scuba Centre, Rec and Tek Scuba, Scuba Shack, 2 Beez Diving and Total Wreck Divers all had their presence at the SDI™-TDI™-ERDi™ booth as well.
“It was a great opportunity to talk to potential customers while creating a network among the SDI™-TDI™ dealers in the area. It was a great learning experience for everyone,” said, Steve Moore, Regional Manager for Eastern Canada. “I think that one of the many highlights was watching everyone work together in generating a positive buzz in our industry.” Further stated Moore, “‘What works for you? This is what works for me’ was a great thing to hear among participating stores.”
Among more than 300 exhibitors, SDI™-TDI™ stood out as the only scuba training agency proudly representing their dealers at the show. Others promoted everything from general sporting goods to travel, “I would definitely do this again next year…great job! It was great to see the agency support us and our business,” stated Terry Kovacevic, owner of London Scuba Centre.
Mitch Wilson, owner of Rec and Tek scuba added, “It was great being together with other SDI™dealers and working together at the booth. It was very useful to me as a store owner to have this opportunity to build relations with other SDI™ and TDI™ dealers.”
Steve Lewis a long Time TDI™ IT and past member of the HQ management team, with Techdiver Publishing and Training had this to say about the show: “I was pleasantly surprised by the attendance and the number of non-divers interested in trying scuba for the first time. I also fielded a heap of inquiries about rebreathers and rebreather try-dives from the divers who dropped by the booth. Great show; expect even more of an SDI™ / TDI™ presence next year!”
The Toronto Show had approximately 28,200 consumers walking the show over the course of the 3 days. All soon recognized that the synergy of working together to attract more participants to diving IS what makes us allies, not foes!
Where will we be next? Join us at Beneath the Sea in Secaucus, NJ from March 23rd to the 25th. Contact Cris Merz for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit with Cris at the show to discuss your ideas how we can work together to improve your business or give us a call at 207-729-4201.
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