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Exhibit Info:
Henri "Doc" Calitri
Show Director, x220 dcalitri@towman.com

Advertising Info:
(American Towman Magazine,
Tow Industry Week, ATTV)
Dennie Ortiz, x213 dortiz@towman.com

Exciting Dallas at the Arlington Convention Center
Tow Expo Int’l features major manufacturers of wreckers, carriers, trailers, truck chassis and all the related equipment and services towers need to ply their trade. “Tow Bosses” will have the opportunity to meet with many of the major motor club representatives as well as dispatch systems providers, GPS companies and equipment finance sources. They will also be able to see the latest in safety apparel and equipment. Everything a Tow Boss may need will be under one roof for viewing.
 
Stay ahead of your competition when you attend the American Towman Conferences, which features top Industry leaders from across the country related to municipal towing and tow operations. With leaders from both state associations in the lone star state in attendance, your voice can and will be heard at Tow Expo Int’l.
 
And it doesn't stop there, Participate in the Centennial Celebration with a fun evening of the Tow Expo Long Bar, Card Games, BBQ Brisket, and Live Music. Have a cigar and casual conversation amongst towing professionals during the Big Smoke. Experience a live Recovery Show and much more!
2015 Tow Expo International Exhibitors
Welcome Exhibitors!
One of the most influential markets in the towing industry - Southwest U.S. - is home to one of the most exciting expositions and conferences for the professional tow operator.
 
Market Strength of American Towman Magazine
Backed by the marketing power of American Towman magazine, the towing and recovery industry’s premier monthly trade publication with over 38,000 readers, Tow Expo Int’l’s attendee-building program is a hard-hitting combination of print advertising in AT and direct mail marketing to the tow bosses from AT’s extensive database along with email, Internet, and telemarketing.
 
Tow Bosses in the Southwest
With Texas being the heart of the southwestern market with three of the largest metropolitan areas in the country - Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, and Dallas - Tow Expo International is positioned to deliver an audience comprised of towers not only from the Lone Star State, but also the key states of Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and Arizona.
 
Unparalleled Reputation
A.T. Expo Corp. has built its reputation for producing and marketing trade shows that are professionally managed and target marketed to the most qualified audience in the industry: professional tow business operators.
Special Event Sponsors
Recovery Show

Sponsored by:
Miller Industries
Desert Smoke

Sponsored by:
Savatech
Reposession Conference

Sponsored by:
Dynamic Manufacturing
Luxury Vehicle Training

Sponsored by:
Allstate Roadside Services
The American Towman Cup

Co-Sponsored by:
SpeedTech Lights
Offical Lighting Company
of the WRECKER PAGEANT
Kids Korral

Sponsored by:
GEICO
Expo Info Card

Sponsored by:
Beacon Software
Expo Info Card

Sponsored by:
Specialty Vehicle
Expo Info Card

Sponsored by:
Insurance Auto Auctions
Expo Info Card

Sponsored by:
Integrated Vehicles & Equipment Leasing
Show Bags

Sponsored by:
Phoenix USA
Badge Inserts

Sponsored by:
Santander
USA Wrecker Pageant
World-Class Wreckers Compete for trophies
Open during Exhibit Hall
hours
Unique for its theme displays alongside traditional wreckers and carriers competing among several classes, the Wrecker Pageant is a true piece of Americana. You see a bit of history mixed with the character and color only wrecker operators bring to their trucks. Attendees vote for their choice for each class.
Wrecker Class Fee: $75 Light (Pre-2015), Light (2015-2016), medium, vintage (pre-1990): $100 HD Single Axle, HD Tandem, Carrier, Rotator. You must advance register to enter a wrecker or carrier in the pageant. You may enter as many as three trucks (One per class) in the competition. Trucks may enter the hall between 8am-6pm Thursday, Aug. 4, and 8am-11am Friday, Aug. 5. Trucks stay in the hall until the Winners' Ceremony during the Saturday Night event.
Co Sponsored By:

Offical Lighting Company
of the USA WRECKER PAGEANT
Sponsored By:
Repossession Conference
Date, times, and seminar information coming soon
This special two-day conference will focus on education, procedures, safety, legal and of course the importance of certification in the repossession industry.

Speakers will include:
Mark Lacek of Certified Commercial Recovery Agent Certification Program (CCRA), and the Repo Editor of American Towman magazine
Mike Howk, Risk Manager and Director of Education, Recovery Specialist Insurance Group (RSIG)
Alex Price, Director of Risk Solutions, Digital Recognition Network (DRN).
Municipal Tow Conference
Date, times, and seminar information coming soon

This conference will feature seminars centered around law enforcement towing, such as contracts and knowing laws, remediation, and what can towmen learn about dealing with municipalities based on third-party dispatch.
Towing & Recovery Conference
Date, times, and seminar information coming soon

Technical aspects of towing, such as calculating recovery resistance and reducing line tension with snatch blocks will be among the topics discussed in seminars in the Towing & Recovery Conference.
Women’s Conference
Date, times, and seminar information coming soon

Seminars will include discussion of how to handle the stress of running a business and a family, and how to be active in industry politics.
Getting Paid by the Motor Clubs Conference
Date, times, and seminar information coming soon

Individual clubs will present specifics on how to get paid. Each club will feature presentations by individual motor clubs as to what is required, time frames, proper invoicing procedures and other pertinent information regarding expediting payment to your company.
Regulation and Legislative Conference
Sunday, August 16, 9 am - 1 pm • Open to All
Texas Towing and VSF Legislative and Compliance Conference

New Tow/VSF changes from the 84th Legislative Session
Come find out what the legislators passed this session that will impact your business! Southwest Tow Operators will tell you what you need to do to prepare for the changes effective September 1, 2016.

VSF Storage Lien Processing
Come hear the latest on DMV requirements for VSF Storage Lien processing. Make sure your paperwork is perfect and your auction sales are GOOD! Question and answers directly from the Dept. of Motor Vehicles.

Top Ten Violations
TDLR Tow Program Compliance Team Leader, Todd Forrester, will be here to help you avoid those nasty TDLR fines! We will go over the new list of the top ten violations that tow/VSF companies get fined for. Take this information back to your office and do your own compliance review. It could save you thousands of dollars in fines!

Guest Speakers
Clint Thompson with DMV
Todd Forester, TDLR
Tom Drake, Auto Data Direct
Todd Althouse, Beacon software

Texas law & TDLR Conference
Sunday, August 16, 9 am - 1 pm
Open to all
Conducted by Bobby Tuttle / CIRT
Light- and Medium-Duty Training • 2 Days
Conference Passport Included Thursday, August 4 • 8-Hours - 8am to 5pm

1-Hour Lunch Break (Provided by American Towman)

Classroom Topics:
• topics coming soon
Friday, August 5 • 4-Hours - 8am to 12pm

Hands-On Techniques:
• topics coming soon
Rotator Training
Friday, August 8, 8am-1pm & 5-9pm • Saturday, August 9, 8am-12noon
Lead by WreckMaster instructor Bruce Campbell. Rotator Training is a classroom/hands-on component of the new WreckMaster 8/9 R course. You do not have to be WreckMaster Certified to participate. 13 hr. Independent Course.

Fee: $595 when registering now or before July 25, $695 after. Class size limited. Register now before class fills up. Fee includes breakfast Friday and Saturday morning.
TDLR Approved Courses
 
Conducted by Southwest Tow Operators (STO)
Contact STO Directly: 972-247-9454

Friday, August 5, 2016
TDLR 4 Hour Continuing Education Course • 8am-12noon
TDLR 8 Hour IM Training Course • 8am-5pm

Sponsored By:
Allstate Roadside Services Luxury Vehicle Education
- On the show floor: Free and Open to All

Allstate Roadside Services will be conducting education classes on the towing methods for various makes and models of luxury and premium vehicles.

Participants will have the opportunity to see how to safely secure and tow a variety of luxury and premium vehicles during exposition hours.

Heavy-Duty Recovery Training with WreckMaster
Thursday, August 4, 8 am - 12 noon & 1 pm - 5 pm • Friday, August 5, 8 am - 12 noon

Classroom & hands-on training w/ WreckMaster
$595 pp before July 18; $695 pp after 7/18
More Information Coming Soon
Sponsored By:
Recovery Show
Time and Date available soon

Live Recovery Show, where the latest in tow truck technology is used to illustrate various recovery scenarios.
Centennial Celebration
Friday, August 5, 6-9 pm

Includes: Tow Expo Long Bar, Card Games, BBQ Brisket, Live Music
Steel & Wheels Tailgate Party
Saturday, August 6, 6-9 pm

More Information coming soon.
Sponsored By:
The Big Smoke
Friday, August 5, 9-11 pm
One complimentary cigar. Sponsored by Savatech, Auto Return, and American Towman.

VIP - $20 pp
Includes one complimentary cigar, premium cigar,
premium drink,and a gift.
Sponsored by Savatech, Auto Return & American Towman

Sponsored By:
Kids Korral
 
Tow Expo is a family affair. Area is set up on the show floor to accommodate all the children who want to finger paint, draw, and have their faces painted.
Schedule of Events
Thursday, Nov. 14
Rotator Training
Camden Yards • 8am–5pm
Welcome Cruise
Inner Harbor • 5:30–8pm
Captains of Industry
Renaissance Hotel • 7:00pm
 
Friday, Nov. 15
Rotator Training
8am–Noon
TRAA Level 3 Testing
8am
AT Academy Seminars
8:30–11:30am
Towman Hunt (Skeet)
9am
Police Towers of America
11:30am
DC Recovery Luncheon
Noon
Exhibit Hall Open
2–5pm
Friday, Nov. 15 cont'd.
AT Academy Seminars
5:10-7:10pm
Bull & Pig Roast–Miller Rocks
Hard Rock Cafe • 7:30–10pm
Calitri's Cuba
Luckies Tavern, PowerPlant • 9pm
 
Saturday, Nov. 16
AT Academy Seminars
8–11am
Recovery Billing Course
8–Noon
TRAA Level 1/2 Testing
8:30am
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
11am
American Wrecker Pageant
Opens 11am
Towman 500 Luncheon
12:30pm
Exhibit Hall Closes
6pm
Saturday, Nov. 16
Towman Order
Renaissance Hotel • 6pm
Festival Night
Renaissance Hotel • 7pm
 
Sunday, Nov. 17
Recovery Billing
8–Noon
AT Academy Seminars
9–11am
Exhibit Hall Opens
10am
ACE Awards
2pm
Exhibit Hall Closes
4pm
International Feast
4pm
Wrecker Pageant Ceremony
4:30pm
All events held at Baltimore Convention Center unless otherwise noted.
Six Flags Over Texas
With so many choices, where do you begin? Right here. Take a look at all the amazing things to do while at Six Flags Over Texas — from pulse-pounding roller coasters to gentler options for tots. Take a break at one of our entertaining shows and catch a bite at one of our restaurants. Don't forget to pick up your souvenirs so you can remember the day!
Hurricane Harbor
Picture yourself relaxing under sunny, cloud-filled skies on the banks of Hook’s Lagoon Treehouse, where little kids and big kids alike can splash and play while Mom and Dad take a break. Or hanging out on Boogie Beach while you enjoy an ice-cold lemonade or a rainbow snow cone. Or floating down the scenic Lazy River, soaking up some Vitamin D while the hassles of your daily life drift away. Head for the Wahoo Racer, a two-tier, multi-lane water slide that’s the only one of its kind in the world. Then get in line for the Blue Niagara, where thrill seekers can plummet over seven stories on a pair of enclosed tube slides coiled for super-fast twists. Or check out the six-story drop on the Geronimo, or the 40-foot waves on the Tsnunami Surge.
AT&T Stadium
For football fans, watching a game at AT&T Stadium is pretty much as platinum as it gets: 140 acres, three million square feet, a colossal video board that’s the only one of its kind in the world, retractable roof, and steel arches that soar nearly 300 feet over the playing field. Did we mention the oh-so-comfortable climate-controlled interior? The stadium boasts seating options from luxury suites to "standing room only" sections that will satisfy even the smallest piggy bank. And forget ordinary stadium food. Lick your chops and prepare for fire-roasted turkey burgers, gourmet nachos, sushi and dozens of other out-of-the-ordinary menu items. Flat screen TVs and lounging areas everywhere you look.
Globe Life Park
Even as you’re approaching the stadium, Globe Life Park impresses you with its grandeur. It covers 270 acres and boasts 48,000-plus seats. There’s an adjacent lake, a youth sports facility and Texas-themed architecture, served up with stunning views. There are the dozens of VIP and special events areas like the Captain Morgan Club, a destination for noshing and imbibing before, during and after a game. Or get your fix at more than 100 fixed & mobile concession stands that serve up deliciously outrageous menu item
International Bowling Museum
If you’re someone who has yet to lace up your first pair of bowling shoes, the museum offers an intriguing look at the history-rich sport that just might inspire you to head over to Alley Cats or Dave & Buster’s and try a frame or two after you finish your visit. For bowling fans, your museum trip will introduce you to a lot of intriguing back stories, trivia, and fascinating facts about one of your favorite pastimes – in fact, you’ll likely find that you enjoy the game even more after your visit.
23 bars and clubs
The pursuit of happiness doesn’t end when the sun goes down – it just gets more interesting. And so does Arlington after dark. Whether you’re in town for business, hanging with friends, or enjoying a getaway made just for the two of you, there’s an Arlington nightlife destination that’s got your name on it. (And don’t worry about staying out late to sing with the dueling pianos at Louie Louie's. Our hotels rock when it comes to wake-up calls.)
Sheraton Arlington Tow Expo International Headquarters Hotel
Rooms have free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and desks. Other amenities include fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub, meeting rooms and a business center. Across from Convention Center.

$169 S/D, $179 T, $189 Q
Courtyard Marriott Dallas Arlington
Rooms have free WiFi, HDTV, and desks. Other amenities include free parking, fitness center, pool, and meeting rooms.

$139 Q
Hilton Palacio del Rio
Explore Dallas from Hilton Palacio del Rio, and enjoy our hotel's contemporary hacienda-style setting. Spectacularly situated on the banks of the river, this hotel in Dallas by the River Walk offers private balconies with River Walk Views. At the opposite end of Convention Center, two blocks from the alamo, fitness center, restaurants and bars. Free Internet Access.

$149 S/D
La Quinta
Description and hotel availability information coming soon
American Towman Magazine
 
Exhibitors receive free in-depth editorial coverage of the show through the April Issue of American Towman Magazine. Advertising opportunities and circulation bonuses are available to all show exhibitors.
 
American Towman magazine is the towing and recovery industry's longest published (38 years) and largest circulated (38,000+ readers) monthly trade publication.
American Towman TV
 
With American Towman TV, suppliers can benefit from the endless boundaries of the Internet with this industry-exclusive television program that provides coverage with a bi-weekly program throughout the year. In addition to its regular programming, American Towman TV covers the show with special show related information on what is being shown on the show floor, special events and other exciting goings-on at the event. Check for details on what advertising opportunities are available.
Tow Industry Week
 
Online information and industry coverage is afforded exhibitors on the Tow Industry Week website that provides online coverage of the industry as well as features of interest year-round. All pre-show information leading up to the exposition and postshow coverage is right there at a click of the mouse.
Expo Info Program
 
Placed in the hands of every show visitor at registration, this important program provides event and seminar schedules, floor plan, exhibitor list and NEW this year a complete product reference section linking companies with the products on display. This useful resource helps make traveling the show aisles a more organized experience.
Registration Counters
 
Sponsorship opportunity allows for the distribution of a promotional flyer and traffic builder at the registration counter area.
Badge Holder Inserts
 
Place your business card-size insert into every attendee's badge holder. It is a guarantee to draw traffic to your booth.
Lanyards
 
Place your name around every neck of the show's attendees with the Show Lanyard. Featuring your color logo on the lanyard strap, this promotional item is handed out to every registrant.
Registration Towers
 
Six headers (8" x 30" ea.) and six advertising panels (38" x 40" ea.), printed with your advertising messages and seen by all registrants in the registration area, give your company premium exposure.
Information Booth
 
A source of assistance to show attendees, the Expo Info Booth is located right in the registration lobby for easy access.
Expo Show Bags
 
Your name and advertising message appear on the oversized Official Show Bag available to all show attendees at registration area and several locations.
Food Court/Diner
 
One of the fun places to visit when attendees take a break from the busy show floor is the retro diner in the center of the Food Court. The eatery, resplendent with a black and white checkered floor, and emanating an old time 50s ambience is a great place to promote your corporate and product image.
Advertising Opportunities
 
Please check back soon for advertising opportunitues that will be available.