The 2017 show was the 31st year of bringing manufacturers, distributors, and some of the finest educational seminars to, not only northern Californians, but pool industry people from all over the country. There have been attendees from many foreign countries, Russia, France, Hungary, China, Mexico, to name a few.
As in the past this year’s show will feature a full range of classes ranging from builder related problems to business practices. From equipment repair to pool and spa chemistry. From advertising and promoting to licensing and contracting.
And there is the entertainment, a golf tournament and awards dinner and the daily prizes, cash and for one lucky showgoer, a trip to Hawaii.
Does Pool Industry Expo draw people away from other shows around the country? They don’t think so. “We feel that we have made people aware of the benefits of a trade show. Northern Californians who had never been to a show not only attend PIE, they will travel to Long Beach to the Western Show and travel back east to the Aqua Show and the International Pool and Spa Exposition.” We encourage our Exhibitors and Attendees to experience all.
PIE has well earned its reputation over the past 31 years, with more than 130 exhibitors per show and attendance ranging as high as 6 to 7 thousand, many of the attendees and exhibitors from those shows are still showing up in Monterey for their “Education Vacation”.