Asheville, NC

MDI Expo 2017

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MDI Expo 2017

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The Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes you to our great city. Below you'll find details on the host hotel for the event and information to help plan your time in Asheville. We hope you enjoy your stay!


April 24-25, 2017

  • Monday Evening – Cocktail Reception, Dinner and Speaker
  • Tuesday Morning – Ad Group Meetings, RIoL
  • Tuesday Afternoon – Extracurricular Events
  • Tuesday Evening - Guests are on their own. Check out local shopping, dining and entertainment.
  • Wednesday All Day – Food Show



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Sign Up for Activities and Make Hotel Reservations by 11/18 for a chance to win a 65” High Definition Television. Also note, the sooner you sign up for activities and reserve hotel rooms, the better chance you have of getting what you want.



MDI is fully sponsoring all of these activities. Each show attendee may pick one of these to attend. If you have multiple people coming to the show, be sure to sign each person up for something!

  • Biltmore
  • Asheville Brewery Tours
    • SOLD OUT
  • Asheville Golf Event
    • SOLD OUT



The group meetings and RIoL will be held at the Crowne Plaza. Book now before space runs out! Customers who stay both Monday and Tuesday night will receive a Credit from MDI for one night’s stay.

Come Early and Stay Longer. Crowne Plaza has extended this special rate for MDI Customers starting Sunday, April 23rd through Thursday, April 27th. Also available with a special rate for MDI Customers is the DoubleTree by Hilton - Asheville Biltmore.

Crowne Plaza Expo CenterCrowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort  | Rate $125.00 + tax 

Located a mile from Asheville's dynamic downtown area, the Crowne Plaza promises more than just a good night’s sleep. Impeccable service, soothing decor, and spacious accommodations that offer a chance to enjoy quiet mornings on a private balcony or patio. Unique onsite amenities include “Asheville Alpine Canopy Adventures,” “Asheville Treetops Adventure Park”, a 9-hole golf course, 20 indoor and outdoor tennis courts, walking trails, two outdoor and one indoor saline pools, and a new bike trail.

Options to make reservations:

1. Call 1-888- 211-7755 (24/7) and mention the group name Merchant Distributors LLC to receive the special group rate.   

2. Go to, Check Availability (enter dates of stay), Enter Group Code: MD7   

3. Click here to automatically add the group code when booking online. Be sure to click "Change search" next to the dates offered to adjust your preferred dates of stay.


Doubletree exteriorDoubletree by Hilton - Asheville Biltmore | Rate $131.00 + tax

The DoubleTree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore, an Asheville-based Biltmore Farms Hotels property, is a full-service hotel located one block from The Biltmore Estate and within walking distance of the historic Biltmore Village’s quaint shopping and restaurant district. This 197-room hotel offers guests a distinctive upscale ambiance in a relaxing atmosphere, and a complimentary warm fresh-baked DoubleTree cookie upon arrival.

To make reservations: Click here to book the MDI Group Rate online.



Please click here to view the schedule of events.



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