For more than half a decade now, The New Jersey Cooperator’s Condo, HOA, Co-op and Apartment Management Expo has been the annual must-attend event for the Garden State’s property managers, board members, building owners, real estate professionals, shareholders and unit owners. More than 2,000 attendees and over 250 exhibitors made the trek back to the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus for the sixth straight year for the best advice, educational seminars and networking experience the tri-state region has to offer.
The annual event on May 1st drew thousands of visitors from throughout the Garden State, who took advantage of the opportunity to meet vendors, get free advice from community association and HOA professionals, and sit in on a wide range of educational seminars covering everything from board governance, emergency preparedness and Superstorm Sandy insurance claims to pest control and bylaws.
Providing the right information is key. “Obviously our goal is to present attendees with information and products that will make running their communities, properties and businesses easier and more efficient,” says Yale Robbins, president of Yale Robbins, Inc., Expo producer and publisher of The New Jersey Cooperator, “but we also put a great deal of thought into the bigger picture, anticipating trends and trying to broaden and build on our offerings from one year to the next.”
Henry Robbins, executive vice president and director of sales for Yale Robbins, Inc., added that with the economy finally emerging from a rough period, attendance and interest in the Expo—both from vendors and attendees—continues to grow, “It's really our exhibitors and our attendees who make this show what it is,” says Robbins. “Their enthusiasm and interest is contagious—the fact that the event grows and draws more people each year is proof of that.” The 2013 Expo attracted more than 2,000 registered attendees with hundreds of exhibitor booths to visit throughout the day.
Information and Instruction
While the exhibitors provide valuable information to attendees—the community essentials ranging from alarm systems to roofing, the New Jersey Expo offered six seminars designed to enlighten attendees about key issues affecting both condominium and apartment building management.