ST. LOUIS–Lighting One has finalized plans for its upcoming annual convention to be held Nov. 6 to 8 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Fla., near Orlando.
The cooperative buying group is working on the agenda for the convention, which will begin with its annual awards banquet. Pre-convention activities will include education day classes and new-member orientation.
The exhibit hall buying time will be split among two days—Friday and Saturday. Another group of education day topics will be covered on Saturday following the final exhibits.
Lighting One’s private-label product line is still in development, but the group will again add new collections to its Select series. In addition, suppliers will be able to offer Lighting One members advanced peeks at the January introductions and other offerings.
Group events are planned throughout the convention to promote camaraderie among members and suppliers.
Mike Cherico, Lighting One president, said the group anticipates a good turnout at this convention, its second away from the Dallas market time frame and campus.
“We are fully aware of the economic conditions our members face, and we feel conventions like this promote positive energy, networking, idea exchanges and reinforce the power of our large organization,” Cherico said.