DPA’s 2011 Annual Buying and Networking Conference was held at the JW Marriott in the “racing capital of the world,” Indianapolis,  on April 27-30, 2011. More than 150 of the industry’s distributors and suppliers were in attendance for the group’s networking and sales meetings.

This year marked the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 and DPA members were treated with a special trip to the Indianapolis Speedway. Every winning Indy 500 car was on display to commemorate this special milestone.  DPA members enjoyed a private track tour and had their picture taken inside of a race car.  DPA’s surprised guest was professional Indy car driver Ed Carpenter, who drives the #67 Dollar General for Sarah Fisher Racing. Ed answered questions, signed autographs and posed for photos with DPA distributors and suppliers.

“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.