TriMega Purchasing Association and AOPD announced today that for 2018 they will not combine their annual One on One events as they have in 2016 and 2017.

TriMega Purchasing Association and AOPD announced today that for 2018 they will not combine their annual One on One events as they have in 2016 and 2017.
 
Reasons cited were the overall length of the meeting and some loss these past two years of the essence of the meetings, individual independent dealer meetings with senior management of key supplier partners.
 
“We are glad we held the joint meetings with AOPD these past couple of years” remarked Mike Maggio, president of TriMega. “It was absolutely imperative that we make a valid effort to combine our meetings, both for our combined membership and our key suppliers.”
 
“However, we both recognize that some of the limitations imposed on bringing the meetings together was eroding the very reason for the meetings,” continued Mark Leazer, Executive Director of AOPD. “Consequently, together, we have made the hard, but right decision, to separate the meetings again.”

Both executives praised each other’s teams for their hard work and professionalism in putting on the Kinetic events, agreed that they would continue to work together whenever areas of opportunity present themselves and will coordinate dates each year so there is sufficient separation between the meetings.