2019 Midwest Multifamily Conference
Another successful Midwest Multifamily Convention has come and gone. One of our largest yet by the number of attendees and the size of our trade show floor. More than 3,900 attendees and suppliers from around the Midwest gathered at the Indiana Convention Center on October 9th and 10th for the conference. Attendees were able to enhance their management, sales and customer service skills at 30 breakout sessions, many featuring nationally recognized speakers. The trade show this year was the largest ever with over 52,000 square feet of 200+ exhibit booths featuring suppliers of products and services to the multifamily housing industry.
Based on our evaluations, the conference was a positive, informative event for all attendees. The tradeshow was a big pull with over 85% of attendees signifying above average experiences. Almost 80% said they did discover new products on the trade show floor. Over 90% of the attendees spent an hour to four hours on the trade show floor.
Our Keynote speakers knocked it out of the park this year. Most every respondent took some nugget of information or just laughs away from the sessions. The education breakout session speakers received favorable responses as well. There were some specific requests for topics in 2020 and for those that requested PowerPoint presentations, they are on our app if the instructor provided it. Interestingly, the layout of the classrooms was split down the middle as to whether the traditional classroom style or the mix of round tables, classroom, and cocktail table seating/standing worked best.
A highlight of the conference every year is the Prodigy Awards and the Awards of Excellence. The Prodigy Awards recognize apartment communities for excellence in appearance, service, marketing, and design. The Awards of Excellence honor onsite management and maintenance personnel who have demonstrated outstanding performance in their respective positions. The highly anticipated event was an overall success, especially the fact that it ended in record time. Congratulations to all our winners and those that were nominated. A full list is posted here.
None of this could be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Thank you to:
Platinum sponsors- Ardizzone Enterprises, BELFOR Property Restoration, Comcast, Cox Residential, Holt Construction Group, and Sherwin Williams.
Gold Sponsors- PPG, Realpage, Apartments.com
Silver Sponsors- Kelly Landscaping, The Home Depot Pro Multifamily, Carpetbaggers
Bronze- HD Supply, Chadwell Supply, Maintenance Supply Headquarters, Rentpath, Gym for Dogs, Wellman Exteriors, Mohawk, IPL, Rays Trash Service, LED Indy, Eye4 Group, 5 Star Pest Solutions
See you next year on September 22 & 23, 2020.
To view more photos from MMC 2019, click here.