As in years past, the event will focus on the largest retail and custom integration members of the group and will be broken into two segments. The first part of the week will be dedicated to retail focused topics and discussions for the PRO level dealers including an industry update from guest speaker Stephen Baker, Vice President/Industry Analyst of NPD. The latter half of the week will focus on residential and commercial integration for the Power CI dealers with workshops on digital marketing for custom integrators presented by Ron Callis, CEO with One Firefly and an OLED optimization workshop presented by Robert Zohn, Principal of Value Electronics. Also, all members will have the opportunity to sit down with the group’s vendor partners for valuable, in-depth one on one meetings.
As the only buying group in the industry that can serve both the commercial and the consumer AV market, ProSource is proud to announce that their alliance partner, CI Edge, will be co-locating at this year’s event. CI Edge will host a half-day meeting that is themed “Excellence in the Commercial Integration Market – “Where Does My Company Fit and Am I Measuring Up?”
Jessica Paskon, Director of Operations for ProSource commented, “We are looking forward to a productive and fun-filled event, and it is our intention that all attendees come away feeling that this was time very well spent.”
ProSource will host over 300 PRO and Power level dealers and vendor partners. Additional events throughout the week include the annual state of the union address, business roundtable meetings, audio demo suites and vendor awards. Social activities include a wine and craft beer tasting, a private concert and a luau. New vendors in attendance include Autonomic Controls, HiFi Man, Interlogix, Master and Dynamic, Q Motion, Soundcast, and Vantage.About ProSource
ProSource is a cooperative, member-owned, not-for-profit buying group representing more than 500 specialty retailers and custom integrators. With annual sales of more than $4.5 billion, ProSource is the largest specialty and consumer-electronics merchandising group in the United States, which allows it to negotiate stronger programs with manufacturers, helps independent dealers stay relevant to consumers, and keeps the specialty A/V channel competitive. For additional information go to www.prosourceinfo.com.