2024 CCA Retail Group conneXtion™ Conference Continues with Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran, Unveils 180,000-Square-Foot Trade Show Floor and Much More

DALLAS, TX (January 16, 2024) – CCA Global Partners Retail Group’s conneXtion™ conference kicked off yesterday at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Dallas, TX with nearly 1,200 members from Carpet One Floor & Home, Flooring America, Flooring Canada, The Floor Trader, and International Design Guild guests. Opening day was highlighted with a full day of 44 education sessions.


Day two kicks off with a special appearance from real estate magnate and ABC’s Shark Tank Barbara Corcoran.  She is the founder of The Corcoran Group, as well as a Shark and Executive Producer on ABC’s wildly successful business series, Shark Tank (where she’s invested in over 100 businesses). She is also the author of Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business! and host of top business Patreon channel "Barbara in Your Pocket".


Following Sunday’s spectacular Women of CCA event and yesterday’s lively Education Day, NEX40 and Welcome Reception events, conneXtion’s jam-packed agenda rolls on this afternoon and into tomorrow with more member-to-member meetings spanning over 45 regions, additional sessions geared toward ways to drive more customer traffic, marketing and merchandising innovations, increased networking opportunities, and the opening of the 180,000-square-foot trade show floor showcasing CCA’s exclusive Retail 2.0 showroom.


The 2024 conneXtion concludes tomorrow evening with a cool-as-ice dinner and dancing event with renowned funk, R&B, and soul legends Kool & The Gang.


“There’s such great energy and enthusiasm going into our second day at conneXtion. Education Day yesterday was a successvery hands-on and interactive. Members are eager to learn ways to increase traffic through accelerating smart marketing initiatives, networking with their peers, making connections, and really feeling motivated about the future,” said John Gilbert, President of Carpet One Floor & Home.


Keith Spano, President of Flooring America, Flooring Canada, The Floor Trader, International Design Guild, and NISI, agrees that member enthusiasm is high coming off day one. “Every detail of conneXtion has been meticulously planned to maximize our members’ time here, from the peer-led panels, guest speakers, deep dives into our proprietary marketing tools, and the networking opportunities on the agenda. We want every attendee to walk away after our fun closing event tomorrow night feeling inspired, full of ideas, and invigorated to implement the knowledge they’ve learned to take their businesses to the next level.”  

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