By Lisa Johnston
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Chicago – New Age Electronics, the national IT, CE and gaming distributor, kicked off its second annual Executive Dealer Summit last night here at the Intercontinental Hotel.
The three-day event was created to give New Age’s retail customers a competitive edge by providing product showcases, industry insights, educational sessions and one-on-one meetings with key vendors.
This year’s Summit will have a particular focus on Windows 8, which is expected to fuel PC demand this holiday season. Special sessions addressing Microsoft’s latest OS update will include an interactive “All-Star Panel” moderated by TWICE senior editor Alan Wolf and featuring NPD Group VP Stephen Baker, Hewlett-Packard VP/GM Stephanie Dismore, Microsoft GM Felicia Guity, Intel sales manager Eric Eshaghoff, Acer VP Scott Ledterman, and Synnex president Peter Larocque.
New Age launched the Summit last night with a welcome reception featuring blues guitarist Johnny Hawthorne, who has performed with such bands as Everclear and Toad the Wet Sprocket.
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.