Representatives from some of the biggest brands in tech mingled with the people responsible for getting that tech into consumers’ homes this week during D&H Distributing’s Mid-Atlantic Summer Technology Show.
About 90 vendors, including Cisco, Lenovo, HP, Microsoft and Intel had booths at Thursday’s event in the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. There, they showed off everything from robotic vacuums and electric bikes to virtual-reality gaming sets to potential retailers.
The show drew roughly 900 attendees, according to D&H.
These types of events are one of the ways that D&H Distributing ensures its sales team develops and maintains face-to-face relationships with customers, said Dan Schwab, who serves as D&H’s co-president along with his brother, Michael Schwab.
“It’s the relationship part of it,” Dan Schwab said. “We’re so old-fashioned. (The trade shows) allow our inside salespeople to touch the customer directly.”
The Harrisburg-based company acts as a connector between technology manufacturers and retailers, including the likes of Best Buy and Amazon. It has consistently ranked among the highest-revenue companies in the midstate.
D&H holds several trade shows across the country throughout the year and plans to unveil one at a new location – Chicago – in August.