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Keystone ONLINE BIG Show June 1-5

  • 6/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Harneet Kaur
BIG Show Online

EXETER, PA – The 2020 Keystone BIG Show is going online, Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 5. While The BIG Show in Grapevine, Texas had been canceled due to conditions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Keystone Automotive Operations is delivering The BIG Show to participating jobbers via the eKeystone.com online transactional website. This virtual BIG Show will feature the same great deals, show-only specials, new products and product features from many of the automotive industry’s leading suppliers.

Registered participants will be welcomed to the Online BIG Show by Keystone Automotive Operations President, Bill Rogers along with a special message from Chris Kersting, president and CEO of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA).

“These are interesting times and while we’re all facing challenges these days, Keystone is excited to present this event and help get things moving and back to a more normal state,” says Rogers. “While we’d prefer to be with our customers in person, we are proud to be presenting our first-ever Online BIG Show as a safe alternative to the in-person show. We are grateful for so many of our supplier partners who have come alongside us to present this event which is providing jobbers with once-a-year show deals while showcasing an extensive product offering to the audience that sells and installs them to consumers.”

 

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The Online Experience

Accessed through the eKeystone.com, The Online BIG Show is a unique experience providing participating jobbers access to deals and discounts that can be added directly to their BIG Show carts along with real-time interaction with supplier representatives and product specialists. Participants will have access to the full event schedule, along with all BIG Show promotions at their fingertips with the dedicated Keystone BIG Show App. Keystone will also be providing notifications of promotions and Power Hours electronically. Easy-to-navigate landing pages from participating suppliers will showcase their brands with featured products, how-to’s and new products demonstrated through custom dedicated content.

While on the site, visitors will have the opportunity to review the “Overland Bound” overlanding experience, providing them exciting ideas to expand their business with this emerging market.

Training Sessions

In offering more than exclusive pricing and promotions, the 2020 Online BIG Show will feature Virtual Training Sessions from some of the industry’s leading manufacturers throughout the week. Each event day, a schedule of Virtual Training Sessions will be made available allowing jobbers to choose what products to learn more about through demonstrations, installation training and selling tips while having the ability to engage directly with manufacturer representatives and product specialists. Once the Online BIG Show has concluded, these training sessions will be made available to view on-demand.

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From vehicle performance, wheels, tires, cargo and storage, overlanding, suspension systems, truck accessories, interior products, OE parts and more, the Online Keystone BIG Show is the perfect opportunity for jobbers to stock up and save while connecting with the industry’s leading automotive aftermarket manufacturers and suppliers.

“We appreciate our customers and like them, are anxious for things to return to normal.  We are looking forward to their joining us for this year’s unique online event,” concluded Rogers.

About The BIG Show:

The Keystone BIG Show is the industry’s largest distributor event in North America, drawing thousands of attendees from Canada and the United States. Hosting more than 250 exhibiting companies, more than 75 show vehicles and an agenda packed with special events and networking opportunities, the BIG Show is the place to be.

About Keystone Automotive Operations:

Keystone Automotive Operations is the leading distributor and marketer of automotive aftermarket products and services, uniquely positioned to offer customers and suppliers substantial scale, the most comprehensive inventory selection in the industry, high levels of customer service, and innovative marketing support. Keystone is committed to expanding its offerings to meet the ever-growing needs of its customer base, providing them everything they need, when they need it.

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SEMA Person of the Year, Myles Kovacs to Present the 2021 BIG Show Keynotes Address
EXETER, PA (February 23, 2021) –  Keystone Automotive Operations is proud to announce 2020 SEMA Person of Year, Myles Kovacs will be presenting the Keynote Address to open the 2021 BIG Show at the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. The in-person event will be held March 5-6, 2021 followed by a weeklong virtual event March 15-19. His Keynote Address: “From Street Kid to Success: Navigating the Journey with Myles Kovacs” will inspire attendees to “think differently” as they kick off the two-day industry-only tradeshow.
 
Born in a tough neighborhood in East Los Angeles, California, the Japanese-Hungarian Kovacs has become a leading, influential figure in the automotive media and wheel industries. Since 1998, Myles and his companies have created entire market segments and spawned brands that defined their genres.

Over the years, Myles has earned accolades for his business success and leadership from the New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, SEMA, and Newsweek, which named Kovacs one of the nation’s “10 Big Thinkers for Big Business in the 21st Century.” With his business focus now aimed squarely at the wheel industry, he comes to the BIG Show with his Keynote Address, sponsored by Truck Accessories Group (TAG) – LEER, to share the wealth of experienced gained through decades of navigating his unique path.

 “Myles has built a remarkable career as an automotive industry innovator by effectively bridging the powerful and influential connections between music, culture, lifestyle and social media,” said Keystone Automotive Operations President, Bill Rogers. “None of his accomplishments have come without challenges, which makes his route to success even more impressive. We’re looking forward to Myles sharing his story with our BIG Show attendees along with his perspective on the automotive industry and how attendees can benefit from his experience.”
    
During Kovacs’ 20-year tenure at the helm of DUB Publishing Inc., he developed partnerships with some of the world’s most recognizable brands including Best Buy, Chrysler, Energizer, General Motors, Ford, Microsoft, Mobil 1 and many more. He also pioneered product licensing agreements that extended the brand into video games, toys, car care, energy drinks and other sectors. The 2020 SEMA Person of the Year serves on the organization’s board of directors and he is actively involved in numerous charitable organizations.
 
“Myles Kovacs is an industry visionary who over the course of his career has parlayed his exceptional understanding of the media, entertainment and automotive landscape to achieve tremendous success across the marketplace,” said John Aleva, President and COO, Truck Accessories Group – LEER. “His is a compelling, impactful story that will resonate with attendees. We are proud to be sponsoring his Keynote Address at the 2021 BIG Show.” 

The BIG Show opens March 5 with Kovacs’ Keynote Address, followed by a preview of the suppliers and brands represented on the show floor. With featured vehicles, innovative product displays and exciting opportunities to connect, share and discover throughout the 180,000 sq. ft. convention center in a relaxed environment, The Keystone BIG Show is a premier automotive aftermarket industry event.

For more information on The BIG Show, including exhibitor lists, sponsorship guides, and travel recommendations, interested customers or suppliers can visit https://www.keystoneBIGshow.com or contact their Keystone Automotive Operations representative.
 
Keystone Automotive Operations continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and are in constant communication with the host venue and local authorities.
 
About Keystone Automotive Operations: Keystone Automotive Operations is the leading distributor and marketer of automotive aftermarket products and services, uniquely positioned to offer customers and suppliers substantial scale, the most comprehensive inventory selection in the industry, high levels of customer service, and innovative marketing support. Keystone is committed to expanding its offerings to meet the ever-growing needs of its customer base, providing them everything they need, when they need it.
Don’t miss the New Product Showcase Presented by Raybestos at the 2021 Keystone BIG Show in Grapevine, Texas, March 5-6.

Don’t miss the New Product Showcase Presented by Raybestos at the 2021 Keystone BIG Show in Grapevine, Texas, March 5-6.

This dynamic display at the center of the action will feature hot new products, updated applications, sleek redesigns, and innovative enhancements. This is your first opportunity in quite some time to meet with manufacturers in person and explore many of the newly introduced lines to the Keystone Automotive Operations supplier lineup. While you’re checking out new products, make sure you enter the Raybestos Shop Clock Giveaway Promotion.

In addition to new lines, many of your favorite manufacturers will be revealing hot new products including truck bed covers, side steps, traction devices and much more.
Shop for show-only deals and new products while visiting with representatives from many of the industry’s leading brands! Start planning today and visit <<https://www.keystonebigshow.com/attendees/floorplan>> to review the just-finalized floor plan. It’s going to be a great two days in Grapevine for the 2021 Keystone BIG Show.

Keystone Automotive Operations and The BIG Show staff continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and are in constant communication with the host venue and local authorities.

Venue Event Preparedness and Safety Information

Prior to your arrival, take a moment watch the following recording of the February 9th call where Keystone Automotive and the Gaylord Texan presented venue preparedness & safety protocols. You can also view a video that showcases an a prior event held at the Gaylord Texan.

We look forward to greeting you.

2021 Keystone BIG Show is coming to Grapevine, Texas

EXETER, PA (February 2, 2021) -  Keystone Automotive Operations, the leading distributor and marketer of automotive aftermarket products and services, will be hosting the 2021 BIG Show, its annual customer event, as the company returns to the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, TX, March 5-6 followed by a virtual event from March 15-19, 2021. 


“While many industry sectors are facing their share of challenges, the automotive aftermarket continues to thrive,” says Keystone Operations President, Bill Rogers. “We have had extensive communication with our suppliers and customers who have conveyed to us the value of the BIG Show to their businesses and are enthusiastic about the upcoming event. Our priority is the health and safety of the participants and our staff and our experienced events team is working closely alongside the Gaylord Texan staff to ensure that the show meets and exceeds required standards.”


The world-class facilities of Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center hosted the 2019 BIG Show and attendees will once again be treated to special programs and events, show vehicles, product education, significant show-only sales and promotions along with the opportunity to network over the course of the two-day event. Friday’s opening welcome is followed the next day in the exhibit hall while the day concludes with a special closing function.


The BIG Show will be limited to a specific number of customers, exhibitors and staff in order to facilitate the recommended spacing and other protocols that will be in place in this special year.  The event will however, host the major manufactures that our customer partners have come to expect, as well as the other key show elements that have helped the BIG Show become a major industry attraction.


“Nothing replaces doing business in person and our team, customers and suppliers are looking forward to the opportunity to safely connect at the BIG Show in Texas,” added Rogers. “We recently held a tremendously successful show for our RV Dealer customers in Florida and received very positive feedback from enthusiastic attendees. Now, we are prepared to apply the benefits of that experience to put on a great show alongside our automotive supplier partners for our customers in March.”
For more information please visit keystonebigshow.com or contact your Keystone Representative. 


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