By Lisa Johnston
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Las Vegas – BrandSource opened its annual fall convention, here, Monday, with CEO Bob Lawrence previewing efforts that will be further detailed this morning during his keynote and the rest of the show.
In his opening remarks, Lawrence said that attendance for this year’s show is up 12 percent over last year’s Las Vegas event, and that the convention will present to members “more programs and more introductions at this one show than in the past five years put together.”
Among the programs that will be unveiled here, and were previewed by TWICE last week, are:
BrandSource also presented its annual 2012 Dealer Awards to 15 members by region last night.
The group also held its annual “Stampede” event last night, enabling members to buy special deals on major appliances, TVs, furniture and related products from suppliers such as GE, Bush, LG, Frigidaire, Panasonic and Toshiba.
And for fun, today BrandSource members will be able to drag race against champion John Force … with Traxxas remote control cars. The buying group is a long time sponsor of Force’s cars which feature the BrandSource logo.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.