DPA’s 2012 Buying and Networking Conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas from April22-25,2012. More than 150 of the industry’s leading distributors and suppliers were in attendance for the group’s annual networking and sales meetings.

DPA distributors and suppliers held 1-on-1 meetings over the course of three days, attended product presentations and played golf on the resort’s championship course. Presenters included Green Certification Expert, Joe Johnson, Doug Luckhardt of Bradley Corporation and Paul Riesenburg from NIGE. Members were also treated with a special trip to SeaWorld which included live dolphin feedings, an aquarium visit and a private Cirque du Soleil style dolphin and whale show.

“DPA’s conference would not have been a success without the support from all of our members. Their enthusiasm, dedication and commitment will continue to be the most important factor in DPA’s continued success,” said Zachary T. Haines, DPA Executive Director.

During the event, DPA Buying Group recognized its 10-year members. Four distributor companies were honored with a special 10-year member lapel pin at the group’s awards banquet.

“These members have been a valuable part of DPA’s success over the past 10 years and we want to thank them for their loyal support,” said Haines.