View Full Version : Mobile Tech Expo or Detailfest

10-27-2016, 08:47 PM
I can go to either Mobile Tech Expo or Detail Fest. With my wife going along (to make sure I behave), Mobile Tech Expo is right at $1,000 room & air flight. Detail Fest is a little over $1300. Both have detailing seminars, both a products & manufacturers; Orlando in January or West Palm Beach in March. Since I live in south Texas, the weather is comparable. To those who have attended both, any thoughts or suggestions?

10-28-2016, 03:02 PM
Sort of two different things, if you do more then auto detailing, PDR work, wheel refinishing, etc. I would go to the Tech Expo. If just detailing then it would be Detail Fest.

10-28-2016, 06:53 PM
Yes MTE is more PDR, Detail Fest more Detailing.

wing commander
10-28-2016, 11:32 PM
Take your wife to MTE then let her come with you to Detail Fest. Two is better than one and you can deduct the expenses com tax time.

10-29-2016, 09:48 PM
I'll shoot for detail fest. Meghan, what day is best to arrive/leave? I'm guessing Thursday - Monday?

11-19-2016, 07:54 PM
I would arrive Thursday and leave Monday unless you are into baseball, spring training games are nice to attend.

11-20-2016, 07:00 AM
Detail fest for sure.mobile expo 5 years ago when I attended in Orlando was more about repairs on leather rim painting and very little detail manufacturing companies there..can't beat detail fest .

Mike Moore
12-01-2016, 02:40 PM
Yes MTE is more PDR, Detail Fest more Detailing.

Agreed. MTE is a PDR show with a touch of detailing stuff.

Detail Fest is the BIG one with TONS of detailing stuff!

12-01-2016, 08:23 PM
I would like to attend both but due to my work times I can only attend Detail Fest. I went ahead and got tickets and room so I won't back out.

12-07-2016, 11:30 AM
Looks like there are a few detailing seminars with Mike Phillips at the MTE. I think I will go and stay over at Disney World. I have a friend who can get me discount rooms at Disney.