Snap-on Franchisee Conference highlights innovation
The three day event (August 16 -28, 2013) at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Centre in Nashville, Tennessee (USA) attracted more than 2850 franchisees, a new record, and the gathering of over 7000 represented the largest Snap-on event in its 93 year history
The conference highlighted the latest product innovations from Snap-on and offered franchisees the opportunity to focus on productivity, best practices in sales and financial management, while experiencing hands on demonstrations of the latest products and technology from Snap-on.
The 2013 edition featured a stunning 150000 square foot Product Exposition highlighting the latest innovations in hand tools, power tools, diagnostics, tool storage , and shop and tech equipment available exclusively from Snap-on. Nearly 16o new products were showcased at the “Rhythm & Tools” themed conference. Of particular note were advanced capability torque wrenches, diagnostic solutions, cordless ratchet and impact wrench power tools, special edition tool storage units and productivity enhancing hand tools. The fair also featured a “Productivity and Profit Centre” which highlighted the latest in technology and mobile applications, as well as safety solutions franchisees can apply while operating their business. In addition to the product Expo, franchisees filled the “Learn More, Earn More” seminars providing real insight into advancing each franchisee’s business success, as well as technique for enhancing their customers’ experience.
The three day event hosted franchisees at entertainment activities that included fireworks, the Tennessee State marching band, and the bands Driven Bow and McKenzies Mill. The evening was highlighted by an emotional performance by Grammy winning recording artist Lee Greenwood along the Cumberland River.
Snap-on Tools (founded in 1920), headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin with operations throughout the world, is a subsidiary of Snap-on Inc., a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and system solutions for professional users performing critical tasks. Products and services include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop equipment and other solutions for vehicle dealerships and repair centres, as well as for customers in industries, including aviation and aerospace, agriculture, construction, government and military, mining, natural resources, power generation and technical education. Snap-on Tools is one of the largest non-food franchise companies in the world, selling its products and services through franchisee, company-direct distributor and internet channels.