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American Idol Winner To Close 2024 Expo

Exeter, PA – SeaWide Marine Distribution, has announced American Idol Winner Noah Thompson as the featured closing event entertainment for EXPO 2024. This highly anticipated event is scheduled to take place in Kissimmee, Florida, on January 15-16, 2024, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.

In overcoming adversity and extraordinary odds to achieve widespread acclaim and the hearts of millions, Noah embodies the spirit of Country music. Releasing his debut song “One Day Tonight” during his American Idol run, the catchy, romantic track immediately shot to No. 1 on iTunes All Genres and Country charts and is still racking up an incredible number of on-demand streams, averaging nearly 1 million per week.

SeaWide President, Bill Rogers, expressed his enthusiasm about Noah Thompson’s participation, “Noah’s journey, resilience and musical talent align with the values and spirit of EXPO. His performance will be a fitting conclusion to what we expect to be a fantastic event.”

EXPO 2024 kicks off with speaker Sterling Hawkins, founder of the #nomatterwhat movement and author of the best-selling book ‘Hunting Discomfort.’ Hawkins will delve into the inevitability of discomfort in a world disrupted by technology, pandemic changes, and uncertainty. Attendees will gain valuable insights into building resilience and achieving breakthrough growth in the face of challenges.

The second day of EXPO will feature basketball legend Bill Walton as the keynote speaker. Walton, known for his success on the court with the Portland Trail Blazers and Boston Celtics, will share leadership and teamwork lessons based on principles that extend beyond the basketball court. Following his address, Walton will be available to meet with showgoers.

“We believe that impactful speakers with unique insights and perspectives add tremendous value to the EXPO experience. We are excited to hear from dynamic personalities like Sterling Hawkins and Bill Walton and look forward to sharing their discussions with EXPO attendees,” added Rogers.

EXPO 2024 features two full days of manufacturer product showcases, educational seminars, exclusive promotions, special events, and industry networking opportunities along with enjoying the vibrant local dining and entertainment attractions in the Kissimmee region.

“EXPO is about much more than promotions, business and networking opportunities. From the performance by Noah Thompson, to the educational talks by Sterling Hawkins and Bill Walton, EXPO promises to deliver a memorable combination of inspiration, education, and of course, fun,” concluded Rogers.

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About SeaWide Distribution

Serving the marine industry since 1979, SeaWide Distribution, is a national wholesale distributor of outdoor products and accessories, boat systems, and consumer and marine electronics. As a division of LKQ Specialty, SeaWide is dedicated to providing its customers with an extensive inventory, high-quality service and innovative marketing resources. Positioned as one of the largest wholesale marine aftermarket distributors in the U.S., SeaWide offers more than 50,000 products from over 300 suppliers. To learn more about SeaWide, please visit or call 1-866-732-9433.

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