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Why Attend?

The reasons for door companies to attend the IDAExpo are numerous, but perhaps the number one value derived from the event would be sharpening one’s competitive edge. Today’s marketplace is ever changing, and it is extremely difficult for door dealers to know how to remain ahead of the pack. The IDAExpo provides this knowledge.

The IDA calls on the services of the Institute of Door Dealer Education and Accreditation (IDEA) to identify topics critical to the success of today’s door dealer, and then to develop and produce an educational forum that can only be realized via the IDAExpo. Industry speakers and specialized presenters powerfully address these timely topics in workshops and plenary sessions.

A common response to this question by those who do attend is, “The IDAExpo provides me with an economical, single source platform from which I can learn about my business, industry, and have the opportunity to visit with the industry’s leading product and service providers.”

Think about it. Where else can you spend three or four days and be exposed to such a valuable array of business enhancement opportunities? Talk to dealers from throughout the globe. Attend educational sessions designed to help you immediately. Visit with innovative product producers. Learn how to be more competitive in a highly competitive world. Be a leader in your market and not a follower.

“I’ve developed strong relationships with my counterparts in the industry, been exposed to the products and services of additional vendors, and received all forms of training. Being IDEA accredited differentiates us from our competitors.”

– Jack Curtis
Raynor Garage Door Authority
Ft. Wayne, Indiana


“I get a lot from IDA. Going to the IDAExpo has exposed me to worldwide suppliers, educational programs that can’t be found anywhere else, and the ability to learn from people who do the same thing I do and have overcome challenges I’m facing.”

– Richard Neas
Cardinal Door, Inc.
St. Louis, Missouri


“The IDAExpo is a great event because the manufacturers come together with IDA to create an event where you can see what’s available out there in the industry, meet new people, network with people you already know, and really gain a sense of happening. I am a big believer in the educational seminars put on by IDEA.”

– Don Van Buren
Consolidated Overhead Door and Gate
Santa Barbara, California


“We attend the IDAExpo regularly and especially look forward to the educational aspects of the event. It provides us the opportunity to get to know and network with some great people in this industry.”

– David Ziegehorn
Garage Door Company of Sikeston
Sikeston, Missouri