Highlights for 2014

Professional door and access systems dealers who continue to grow and succeed against all economic odds know one thing that their competitors don’t…they can gain insights, new products and one-on-one opportunities with industry leaders at the IDAExpo. These dealers know the IDAExpo is the ONLY place these business-building opportunities come along in one place, at the same time.

The 2014 IDAExpo has been designed to provide valuable information to door dealers; information focused on creating and sustaining a successful business. The superb educational offering will cover a wide array of topics of critical importance: financial management, sales, marketing, business succession, and personnel management. In additional, a variety of technical sessions will be presented.

Many dealers consider exhibits as being an important part of the educational offering as well. New products, the latest in services, and meeting the providers of industry product s face-to-face ranks high each year as dealers evaluate the event.

To balance out the IDAExpo schedule of events, a number of fun events will be available. These events include: President’s Awards Banquet, Opening Session, Golf Tournament and Motorcycle Poker Run. The Golf and Motorcycle events provide financial support to the IDA Scholarship Foundation.

The IDAExpo provides what’s needed to make good door dealers better, and excellent dealers superb. One thing is certain, for those who attend their competitive edge will be sharpened.

Over 150 Exhibitors, and Growing!

IDAExpo is the largest door and access systems exposition the world, and this year is no exception. The major highlight of the IDAExpo is the exhibitors, featuring new products, new styles, demonstrations, and the latest in innovation. Participation has exceeded our expetations and we're constantly expanding the floor plan to accomodate the latest exhibitors. Click here for a current list of exhibitors and a link to an interactive floor plan!


Peter Sheahan to Keynote IDAExpo™ Opening Session


Peter Sheahan
Founder and CEO of ChangeLabs

Our industry is rapidly changing.  Our markets are changing.  Our businesses must keep pace and change as well.

The IDAExpo is proud to announce the keynote address in Las Vegas on April 25, will be provided by Peter Sheahan, Founder and CEO of ChangeLabs<Read More>

Special Presentation:
On Fire at Work! How Great Leaders Ignite Passion in their People Without Burning Them Out
Presented by Eric Chester, Award-Winning keynote speaker and best selling business author.

Why are some companies able to attract and retain highly talented workers while their competitiors end up picking through the leftovers? Eric Chester answers this question through a highly entertaining multi-media presentation. <Read More>

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
Special Presentation:
The Advantage of Dealer FIT

Presented by John Zoller and John Bown

This seminar will educate attendees on IDA’s free Dealer FIT program. Those that participate in Dealer FIT have all the statistics relating to garage door dealership’s financial and operating characteristics. John Zoller and John Bowen will examine last year’s results and show you how to read this information and how valuable it can be to your business analysis.

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Download the IDAExpo Informational Brochure

Click here for IDAExpo 12-page informational brochure

Click here to download a 20-page PDF of the IDAExpo 2014 informational brochure.

Register Online

Register online for IDAExpo 2014 by March 28, 2014 and be automatically entered to win this Craftsman 26 inch 6-drawer heavy-duty ball bearing top chest!

Included with the chest are three IDA educational DVDs: Homeowner Garage Door Systems Maintenance/Safety Awareness Kit, DoorTech Installer Training Program, and How to Inspect a Garage Door System.

The winner will be announced Friday, April 25, 2014, 4:00 p.m. at the IDA booth #1113. You must be presnt to win.

You must be 18 or older.
Online Advance Attendee Registration ONLY.


Schedule of Events

(Presidential Awards Banquet and Opening session will be held at the Paris Hotel. All other events are at the Las Vegas Convention Center.)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • 8am - 5pm: General Registration
  • 8am - 4pm: Motorcycle Ride
  • 8am - 4:30pm: 2-Day Tech School
  • 9am - 4pm: IDEA Testing (Pre-Registration req.)
  • 9am - 5pm: IDEA Train-the-Trainer Class
  • 8:30am - 5pm: Educational Workshops
  • Noon - 6pm: Golf Tournament

Thursday, April 24, 2014
  • 7am - 5pm: General Registration
  • 8am - 5:30pm: Educational Workshops
  • 8am - 4:30pm: 2-Day Tech School
  • 9am - 4pm: IDEA Testing (Pre-Registration req.)
  • 7pm - 9pm: Presidential Awards Banquet
  • (Paris Hotel - Cocktails 6:30pm)

Friday, April 25, 2014
  • 8am - 5pm: General Registration
  • 8am - 8:30am: IDA Annual Meeting of Members
  • 8:30am - 10am: Opening Session (Paris Hotel)
  • 10:30am - 5pm: Opening Day of Exhibits

Saturday, April 26, 2014
  • 8am - 10am: IDEA SuperTech
  • 9am - Noon: General Registration
  • 10:30am - 3pm: Exhibits
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm: The Advantage of Dealer FIT
  • 3pm - 4:30pm: IDEA Testing (Pre-Registration req.)

Complete Schedule of Events