NAPED Announces Joint Annual Meeting with NAUMD

The National Association of Police Equipment Distributors (NAPED) and the National Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD) to combine annual exhibition and meeting in New Orleans in April 2019.

New Bern, N.C. (September 2018) – The National Association of Police Equipment Distributors(NAPED) is pleased to announce the joint annual meeting and exhibition with the National Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors for 2019. The annual event, which will double the expected attendance of distributors and vendors, takes place April 7 – 9, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event, “Success Thru Synergy,” will be a first-time opportunity for manufacturers of public safety, police, fire/EMS and military equipment to network and sell to retailers within NAPED and NAUMD memberships.

“This is a unique opportunity for our membership to network with retailers and suppliers within another public safety association,” James Witmer, president of the NAPED board of directors and CEO of Witmer Public Safety Group, said. “As NAPED enters its 35th year of working within the public safety sector, we will continue our efforts to make our association a valuable resource for growth opportunities and this joint conference is just the start.”

“There are enough similarities between our two associations and enough differences to make this exhibition one of the strongest conferences we’ve seen in a long time,” Steve Zalkin, president of NAUMD, commented. “We have received tremendous support from both associations on this endeavor and already are booking exhibition space. It is sure to be a success.”

NAPED’s Annual General Meeting, in conjunction with NAUMD’s Convention and Exhibition, allows manufacturers and retailers the opportunity to network, showcase products and grow their businesses during a three-day conference with exhibitions, meetings, social engagements and a speaker series. Exhibitors and retailers must be a member of either NAPED or NAUMD to exhibit or attend. More information on membership can be found on or Members of NAPED and NAUMD can register for the event by contacting Steve Zalkin at or 402-639-0498.

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About National Association of Police Equipment Distributors (NAPED): 

NAPED was created by bringing together law enforcement distributors, industry professionals and manufacturers to form a network for the purpose of mutually sharing the vast amounts of market experience, resources and product knowledge comprised within its membership. NAPED acts as a forum for member manufacturers and distributors to form long-term, profitable relationships.

About National Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD):

NAUMD, founded in 1932, is the trade association for the uniform and image apparel industry. Manufacturers, distributors and associated companies build community through strategic relationships by which members can connect, inspire innovation and grow their businesses.

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