In the second year of the PRI Trade Show's return to Indianapolis, trailer companies will not have space available inside the Indiana Convention Center for the display of their trailers. This change is designed to make more booth space available for racing parts manufacturers inside the main Exhibit Halls of the Indiana Convention Center.
"As we look ahead to laying out the 2014 PRI Trade Show floor plan next month, we saw a definite need to free up more space in the main Exhibit Halls for racing parts manufacturers," said John Kilroy, producer of the PRI Trade Show. Last year, there were over 300 racing companies displaying their products outside the main Exhibit Halls, in meeting rooms and lobby areas. "Essentially, the trailers as products are too big for display inside the jam-packed main Exhibit Halls, where there is huge demand for booth space. We are working to accommodate the exhibit requests for the largest number of racing parts manufacturers."
Lucas Oil Stadium is not available for exhibits due to an Indianapolis Colts game the week of the PRI Trade Show. The NFL schedule was announced Wednesday night, April 23.
"The return of the PRI Trade Show to Indianapolis was a huge success in number of buyers and number of exhibiting race companies, but it also brought new challenges," continued Kilroy. "The main Exhibit Halls are very different in size, configuration and access. They're not well suited for the space required for the display of trailers during the PRI Trade Show."
Trailer companies will still have access to the buyer traffic inside the main Exhibit Halls with an exhibit presence, such as 10x10 or 10x20-foot exhibit space. However, there will not be space available for the trailer.
Exterior space around the Indiana Convention Center has been reserved by the PRI Trade Show for those trailer companies who wish to have a trailer nearby to complete a sales presentation. Trailer companies must reserve booths inside the PRI Trade Show in order to reserve space for a trailer outside the Convention Center.