Des Moines, Iowa - DSI Systems held its first annual Vendor Summit at its corporate headquarters Sept. 21-22, drawing executives from 30 CE manufacturers.
More than 100 DSI and vendor executives from top suppliers met. Manufacturers included Applied Instruments, Audiovox, Channel Master, Chief, Haier, LG, Mitsubishi, Monster Cable, Onkyo, Pinnacle Speakers, Pioneer, Sennheiser, Sharp, Toshiba, Universal Remote, Yamaha and others.
In a prepared statement, Dave Robison, CEO of DSI, said the message of the meeting was, "The independent retailer channel is the only sure bet for manufacturers. We believe that manufacturers should take a closer look at the significant market share and ongoing strength of this channel as they make their plans for 2010 and beyond. By partnering with DSI Systems, we can work together to deliver the products and selling tools that independent retailers can utilize more effectively in their own market."
The itinerary included a reception on the evening of Sept. 21, followed by a business meeting the next morning and a choice of a golf outing or an outdoor excursion to spend time with DSI's management.
Robison noted, "DSI is a family-owned business, and we believe that our employees and our vendors are part of that family. This event was planned with the intention of getting to know one another on a personal basis and expanding our many important relationships beyond the everyday phone calls and emails. I believe that we accomplished that goal."
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