RentDirect Nationwide held its 2018 Meeting and Hot Show “No Limits“ last week at The Venetian/Palazzo and Sands Expo in Las Vegas. The event, in conjunction with Nationwide Marketing Group’s Primetime! Show, included more than 190 vendors displaying products and services as well as more than 60 education and vendor product-training workshops. The event kicked off with an array of regional meetings and informational sessions based on merchandising-specific categories, with separate agendas catered specifically for both members and vendors. Monday’s events were capped off with a keynote address from Admiral William H. McRaven, a retired U.S. Navy Four-Star Admiral and the former Chancellor of the University of Texas System. McRaven was Commander of U.S. Special Operations, commanding the troops that captured Saddam Hussein, rescued Captain Phillips and was credited with developing the plan for the Osama Bin Laden mission in 2011. Following the keynote, attendees were invited to the PrimeTIme Palooza Reception, where members took advantage of the high-paced auction while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a live band complete with an Elvis impersonator. The night was then capped with a Hot Show auction and reception where members had more opportunities to secure one-of-a-kind deals on products. Nationwide announced a partnership with Google at this year’s event. Tuesday and Wednesday continued with a number of Nationwide Learning Academies led by Google associates, PrimeTime Expo, and various regional meetings and dinners. In addition to the buying opportunities offered at the Hot Show and Palooza reception, RentDirect Director, and APRO Associate member Bruce Manning says there was a new focus for its members at this year’s show, “How to bring customers to your store or to your website.” “In keeping the focus on marketing and bringing customers into the store for our RTO members, we offered free website development,” shares Manning. “RentDirect members received free development of a website plus half the cost for the first six months of maintenance offering more than just deals at our Hot Show in an effort to bring customers back to RTO with digital marketing.” RentDirect will be exhibiting at RTO World August 21 – 23 in St. Louis, Missouri, highlighting marketing programs offered to grow RTO businesses. Click here to see more photos of the 2018 RentDirect Nationwide “No Limits” Show.