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Learning Express Prepares for 2018 Convention

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DEVENS, Massachusetts. Learning Express Toys hosts their 21st Annual Convention and Vendor Expo June 24-27 at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort and Convention Center in Kingsport, TN.

The 2018 theme, “Get it Done, Play to Win” is a reference to the Team, Product, Wow! Success strategy introduced at February 2018 Toy Fair meeting. Learning Express stakeholders are committed to creating a successful business environment while providing their customers with a fun, engaging shopping experience.

Every June, in a different US city, Learning Express Toys hosts a franchise-wide Convention. Store owners look forward to Convention each year because the information and connections they gain are invaluable. Convention is a wonderful time for store owners to socialize with each other and share their experiences from the past year. It’s also an opportunity for franchisees to connect with the corporate office support team and vendors. Over $14,000,000 in orders are written at the convention each year, and more than 100 vendors are represented.

Convention offers franchisees the opportunity to:
• Share experiences with their fellow store owners and managers
• Connect with Home Office staff face-to-face
• Take part in professional development workshops
• Listen to speakers from the toy industry
• Meet vendors face-to-face and check out new products at the Vendor Expo
• Place orders for the critical fourth-quarter holiday season with special vendor terms

“We are excited about this year’s convention, and all of our new vendor attendees – 24 in all. Our vendor expo provides them a great opportunity to meet our storeowners, to show their products, and for our owners to learn about what makes each one of them unique. We have many returning vendors – 29 of whom have attended at least 10 of our vendor expos! The strength of Learning Express can be found in these long-standing vendor partnerships as well as in our embracement of brand-new vendors who have the latest toys that kids want. Our convention is one of the best services we provide to our storeowners as they can save on every order they write for fall shipping, learn about all the great new and best-selling products that our vendors provide, as well as network with our vendors, and each other to maximize their business.” – Lisa Visco, Sr. VP Merchandising, Learning Express Toys

The 2018 Convention will include a Moonshine Tasting and the 2nd Annual Learning Express 5k race. The tasting will feature samples of “fine tasting shine” from Roberson’s Tennessee Mellomoon and the East Tennessee Distillery. The early morning “Beat the Golfers to the Greens” 5k will take place at 6 am and will meander through the cart paths of the Cattails Golf Course.

For more information about this year’s Convention, Contact Us.

MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort and Convention Center

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