ProSource will return to Las Vegas for its upcoming CI Summit event set to take place March 24 – 27, 2024 at Caesar’s Forum Convention Center. Attendees can expect an agenda packed with education, vendor meetings, and networking opportunities with a continued focus on how they can plan for the WIN in 2024. ProSource members can visit the event website to secure their registration for the event.
“It is time to sign up to attend the 2024 Summit!” says Jim Pearse, ProSource CEO. “The ProSource team has been working hard for the last few months to prepare the best Summit ever. We have three primary objectives for the show: increase member collaboration, strengthen vendor partner support, and showcase relevant business education sessions. We will have attendance from executive-level leadership and best of class product demonstrations. There will be many opportunities for you and your teams to discuss your partnerships and review the next generation of products. I am more than excited to announce that Jesse Itzler will be the keynote speaker at this year’s event. Jesse spent time with our members at the PRO / Power Spring Meeting in May 2023 and his impact was incredible. I have talked with members who attended that event that say it was life changing.”
“It is time to come together, learn, grow, and develop a plan to WIN. Please make sure you sign up early before the event sells out. First come, first served! I look forward to seeing you all in Las Vegas.”
ProSource is excited to welcome Jesse Itzler as the ProSource and BrandSource keynote:
Jesse Itzler has put together one of the most Impressive LIFE RESUMES I’ve ever seen. With no aviation experience, he and his partner started Marquis Jet, the largest private jet card company in the world, and sold it to Warren Buffet’s NetJets after doing over $5 BILLION in sales. Then, with no beverage experience, he and his partners started ZICO Coconut Water and sold it to Coca-Cola. And just last year, his adventure company 29-0-29 was bought by the fitness giant iFit. He was a rapper signed to Delicious Vinyl Records, a kiddie pool attendant, managed Run DMC, lived in a monastery with monks, author of the NY Times Best Selling Book, “Living with The Seal”, and he is an endurance athlete who has run multiple 100-mile races. On top of that, he’s married to Sara Blakely, the founder of the shapewear empire SPANX which was just recently acquired for $1.2 billion. Currently, Jesse lives in Atlanta where he is part owner of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks.
ProSource education topics include:
The U.S. Economy in 2023 and Beyond with Elliot Eisenberg
Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is an internationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making economics fun, relevant and educational. Dr. Eisenberg earned a B.A. in economics with first class honors from McGill University in Montreal, as well as a Master and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University. Eisenberg is the Chief Economist for GraphsandLaughs, LLC, a Miami-based economic consultancy that serves a variety of clients across the United States. He writes a syndicated column and authors a daily 70-word commentary on the economy that is available at www.econ70.com.
Dr. Eisenberg has spoken hundreds of business groups and associations, serving as keynote speaker on topics including economic forecasts, economic impact of industries such as homebuilding, consequences of government regulation, and other current economic issues. Dr. Eisenberg has been invited to testify before lawmakers and is often asked to comment on proposed legislation. His research and opinions have been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Bureau of National Affairs, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications. He is a regularly featured guest on talk, and public radio.
Dr. Eisenberg was formerly a Senior Economist with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C. He is the creator of the multifamily stock index (the first nationally recognized index to track the total return of public firms principally involved in the ownership and management of apartments), the author of more than 100 articles, serves on the Expert Advisory Board of Mortgage Market Guide and is a regular consultant to several large real estate professional associations, financial institutions, and investment advisory groups.
Elliot’s interests include walking at least five miles a day and reading as many newspapers as he can get his hands on. He loves ice hockey and talking economics with crowds large and small!
You Say More Than You Think: How to “WIN” Using the New Body Language (to Increase Sales, Build Clientele and Get What You Want at Work and at Home)
Janine Driver is the CEO of the Body Language Institute, the NY Times Best-Selling author of YOU SAY MORE THAN YOU THINK and top business-seller YOU CAN’T LIE TO ME, an international trainer, an award-winning keynote speaker, and a retired ATF Investigator.
Janine spent over 16 years as a federal law enforcement officer within the Department of Justice and now shares her cunning people-reading skills with thousands who work in the field of executive leadership, law enforcement, finance, law, human resources, and sales, as well as the ATF, FBI, CIA, and DIA.
Janine has been ranked #1 in the “Inspiration” category in the World’s Top 30 Body Language Professionals and has been named one of the top twenty educational trendsetters in the meetings industry by Meetings Today magazine. Janine is a popular media guest on NBC’s TODAY Show, Live with Kelly, Steve Harvey Show, CNN Morning Show, MSNBC, and more. She is often quoted in publications like the New York Times, the Washington Post, Cosmopolitan and Psychology Today.
Janine’s corporate clients include companies such as Proctor & Gamble, ABC Supply, Salesforce, ABA, Lockheed Martin, ADP, KRONOS, Charles Schwab, Prudential, Coca-Cola, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
FUN FACT: In the mid-90s while Janine worked as a Public Information Officer for ATF in NYC, in the World Trade Center, she did stand-up comedy at night. She opened for Robin Williams, Chris Rock, and Ray Romano at Stand-up New York Comedy Club.
Get insight on the future of AI from Josh.ai CEO, Alex Capecelatro
Alex is deeply passionate about the intersection of design and technology. His interests span IoT, UX design, machine learning, AI, smart home, and pushing the boundary on what’s possible.
Alex had his first success in middle school when he and his brother launched a consumer BMX website that quickly grew in popularity. His interests evolved towards physics, science, and engineering, and with a focus on impact he left high school early to work as a research scientist for the government.
After working on nanotechnology and bioengineering projects for the Naval Research Lab, Harvard, Sandia National Lab, NASA, and UCLA, Alex consulted for the X Prize Foundation and Aerogel Technologies. With a desire to bridge his engineering interests and consumer products, Alex joined Fisker Automotive full time. It was at Fisker that Alex saw firsthand the power of combining brilliant engineering and elegant design to inspire consumers.
In 2011 Alex founded Hyphos Inc, a software company based in LA. With a passion to take what he learned in consumer product design and technology, Alex built a team aimed at bridging the online-offline gap in order to connect people in a more meaningful way. His first product, At The Pool, was featured in the likes of Forbes, LA Times, and Fast Company, and boasted members in more than 120 countries across 3,500 cities. Yeti, a local recommendation product that emerged from At The Pool passed 3,000,000 swipes in just the first few months.
In 2015, Alex launched Josh.ai with co-founder Tim Gill, aiming to revolutionize society’s interaction with our environments. Initially focused on luxury smart homes, Josh.ai boasts the industry-leading natural language processing engine and home control platform, alongside its award-winning hardware.
Alex sits on the UCLA Engineering Alumni board, the CEDIA board, the StartOut board, and has been a fellow with the LA Coalition for Jobs and the Economy. In his spare time Alex is an avid hiker, cyclist, skydiver, and skier.
Some of the highlights planned for the ProSource CI Summit in Las Vegas include:
- A two-day ProSource vendor expo floor where you have the opportunity to connect with new vendors and expand relationships with existing vendors
- A high energy ProSource / BrandSource keynote by Jesse Itzler
- 5 education sessions guaranteed to help you accelerate your business in 2024
- 10 audio and video demo rooms
- Celebrate the 2023 ProSource CI Members of the Year
- Attend an exciting off-site networking event at Brooklyn Bowl
ProSource members can visit the event website to secure their registration for the event.
Interested in more information on becoming a ProSource member? Please contact Sherry Dantonio, VP, Education & Member Recruitment at (562) 810-1706 or Sherry.Dantonio@ProSourceinfo.com.
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