Van Nuys, Calif.
- AVAD, a distributor of custom electronics, completed the first
round of its 2011 Opportunity Tour events to good reviews and has set its
schedule for the next round.
AVAD's Opportunity Tour is a series of one-night-only events,
held at select AVAD branches, that introduces dealers to new solutions, the
distributor said. Each event throughout the Opportunity Tour includes a short
networking reception at 4 p.m. followed by product breakout sessions. The
evening concludes with a dinner buffet and Q&A session.
The remaining Tour schedule will visit several AVAD branches
throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Here is the next round of one-day meetings:
Thursday, Oct. 20 - San
Jose, Calif.; Edina, Minn; Pine Brook, N.J.
Tuesday, Oct. 25 - Bellevue, Wash.; Centennial, Colo.;
Wednesday, Oct. 26 -
Thursday, Oct. 27 - Scottsdale, Ariz; Chesterfield, Mo;
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Wednesday, Nov. 9 - Gaithersburg, Md.
AVAD, a subsidiary of Ingram Micro, said that seating space
for the events is limited. Register online at www.vendopalooza.com/opptour.
The initial leg of the tour was held at various AVAD
branches from Oct. 11-13, drawing numerous dealers who were able to experience
six new products from leading manufacturers Bose, Sharp, Optoma and Lutron.
"This event was a really great opportunity to get direct
interaction with the manufacturers," said Chad Carlson of A Universal
Connection in Deerfield, Fla., in an AVAD statement. "In addition to learning
more about these new products and business opportunities, we get to voice our
opinions and concerns directly to the reps who can help us with our business."
"I really liked that
the events were well organized and held at a time that made it convenient for
us without disrupting our business," said Hector Yanez of Fort Lauderdale's
HY-FY Audio & Video. "I learned a lot of things that I can take back
immediately and use to help grow our business."