Worlds 2017 Vendor Information
The UCWDC would like to invite you to participate as a vendor at the 2017 Country Dance World Championships. This year’s event will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee from January 1st, through January 8th, 2017. In this our 25th anniversary year, we’re expecting another memorable event and would therefore like to partner several outstanding vendors to bring quality merchandise and services to our guests.
While it is always difficult to predict how many people will attend, we’ve had between 1,000 and 1,200 attendees in recent years. Our customers come from 20 or more different countries, making the event truly international and exciting.
We are still at work finalizing facilities space with the hotel for our vendor area. We plan to locate our vendors in an open area (the Presidential Lobby) that will not be access-restricted to only our Worlds customers. Anyone on-site at Opryland will be able to easily visit and purchase merchandise and services in the Worlds vendor lobby. Also, we have restructured our pricing strategy to more evenly share the risk with our vendors.