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Nationwide Backs EHX Custom Retailing Day

Framingham, Mass. — Nationwide Marketing Group is supporting the Electronic House Expo’s (EHX) Custom Retailing Day, which will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2006, in Orlando, Florida.

The buying group joins TWICE, Professional Audio/Video Retailers Association (PARA) and Deborah Smith Group as sponsors of the event.

As part of Nationwide’s participation, Jeannette Howe, executive director of the group’s Specialty Electronics Direct will be hosting a special breakfast presentation “Are You Ready to Join a Buying Group?” from 7:45–8:45 a.m. that morning.

Howe will provide attendees with insight on the profit opportunities, inventory solutions and marketing initiatives that can help custom electronics companies prosper and grow, according to show organizer EH Events & Education, a division of EH Publishing.

To register for the free continental breakfast presentation, please R.S.V.P. with your company name and how many people will be attending to [email protected] or call (949) 369-6402.

The breakfast is in addition to the existing line up of sessions targeted toward custom retailers:

  • Opening Keynote: Creating and Selling the New CE Experience by Gary Shapiro, president/CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association
  •  Make More Money Selling HD Audio
  • Get Clients Now! Fill the Pipeline with New Business Every 90 Days
  •  A 10-Point Profit Strategy for Your Custom Retail Business
  •  Custom Retailing Connections Reception

“EHX has seen more and more custom dealers looking for advice and information on operating showrooms and retail stores in conjunction with installation operations. To answer that need, we have developed this solid day of programming, with some of the industry’s most sought-after minds,” stated John Galante, EH events and education VP. “We are looking forward to delivering great information and advice and helping dealers make the connections they need.”

The seventh annual Electronic House Expo conference runs from Tuesday, March 28 to Saturday, April 1, with exhibits on Thursday, March 30 through Saturday, April 1. In addition to Custom Retailing Day, the EHX conference program will feature 60+ conference sessions, eight boot camps, nearly 100 free manufacturer training courses and a number of other special presentations. The exhibit floor will include 350+ manufacturers and distributors of custom electronics products for the home.

Registration for Custom Retailing Day is now open at or by calling (800) 315-1581. Passes are $195 prior to the early deadline of March 3.