Sweeper Summit & Equipment Expo 2021 Delivers Another Successful Event in Vegas!

The 9th Annual Sweeper Summit & Equipment Expo, which celebrated the 10th year anniversary of 1-800-SWEEPER, was held in Las Vegas on November 3rd-5th. This was one of the first trade shows since the onset of Covid-19 and, needless to say, many folks in the power sweeping industry were ready to reconnect and spend some quality time together!

This year started off with the 1st annual golf outing at the Reflection Bay Golf Club. “We added the golf outing this year to kick-off the Summit as a way for our Partners and Vendors to spend time together, get re-acquainted, and have some fun.” Says Carolyn Bell, the Sweeper Summit’s Program Director.” Everyone had a blast; we will definitely be adding this to our program moving forward.” The outdoor Equipment Expo was also a hit and the largest yet, with over 20 trucks from 11 of the industry’s leading manufacturers. New additions this year included Merit- Sweeprite and Karcher-Holding from Canada making the 2021 Summit an international event. They were joined by Curbtender, Elgin, ODRA, Nite Hawk, Schwarze, Stewart-Amos, TYMCO, Victory, and XBroom, “Everyone enjoyed the outdoor displays and got to see a lot of new equipment” says Ben Steyer, Executive Director of 1-800-SWEEPER. “The inclusion of manufacturers from Canada was a nice addition.”

This year’s attendance was good with over 135 participants. Educational sessions consisted of classes covering areas that have been challenging for the industry, such as Environmental Regulations, Hiring & Retaining Employees, Expanding Your Existing Business, a manufacturers roundtable discussion, and a session on How to Increase the Value of Your Business. All very pertinent and timely topics for the attendees.

The 10 Year Anniversary of 1-800-SWEEPER was also celebrated by the 1-800-SWEEPER Partners during their Partner meeting on Wednesday, 11/3. A cake celebrating the 10-year anniversary achievement with a champagne toast was shared amongst 1-800-SWEEPER Partners at the end of the day. “We reached a milestone and validated 1-800-SWEEPER is here to stay. The group grows stronger every year. The vendor support we receive is unbelievable and a true testament to the strength and resiliency of our organization”, says Mike Lucht, founder of 1-800-SWEEPER.

Plans are now being put in place for the 2022 Sweeper Summit & Equipment Expo. Watch the Sweepersummit.com website for announcements and details.