Hundreds of AV, security and smart home dealers attended the six-stop tour throughout the Southeast from leading distributor and member of the PowerHouse Alliance.
Raleigh, NC – June 30, 2017 – 21st Century Distributing, the premier consumer electronics distributor serving the Southeastern United States, brought their third annual Innovation Integration Roadshow to the region in May. Supported by over 30 vendors with demos, discounts, and product giveaways, 21st Century Distributing hosted over 250 dealers across North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida, and completed the tour exhibiting at the 2017 Electronic Security Expo (ESX).
“Our third-annual Integration Innovation Roadshow was a tremendous success,” said Vanesa Zitzmann, Marketing & Sales Director for 21st Century. “We’d like to thank our diamond sponsors for going above and beyond to help set up, put-on, and cleanup five fantastic events for our dealers. We honestly could not have done it without their support, joint efforts, and enthusiasm!”
Vendor support was overwhelmingly strong: Vanco, Peerless, Polk, & Sony, were all key to the success of the show. “21st Century represents some of the top dealers in the country and the attendance at this year’s roadshow reflected the industry’s growth as a whole,” said Aaron Rozanski, Sales Manager of Distribution Markets for Vanco International. “We were thrilled to provide training on our latest 4K solutions and are a proud sponsor of such a successful show.”
“As a manufacturer, the opportunity to educate current and potential dealers on our latest mounting and outdoor displays solutions was greatly appreciated and extremely beneficial to us,” said Dwight Jenkins, Regional Sales Manager for Peerless-AV. “21st Century Distributing’s connections and their ever-growing customer base, allowed us to display and promote our latest AV products to a vast customer base.”
The Integration Innovation Roadshow covered product demos, show-only promotions, and dealer education for anyone in the AV, CE, smart home, security and surveillance spaces. “We attended the 21st Century Road show in Raleigh NC and as usual they went over and above,” said Matthew Chachkes of Diverse Security Systems Inc. “All the classes were very informative, and when the showroom floor opened up with all the vendors, it was a great way to learn about products we are not currently using, as well as new products we should be adding to our line.”
Each stop of the roadshow also gave dealers the opportunity to network, enjoy food, drinks, as well as access to numerous giveaways. “The staff at 21st go out of their way to make this a fun and educational event for their dealers,” said Chad Moses of M.E. & More. “And as an added bonus, everyone wins something when they come to the show.”
21st Century Distributing finished the tour with a trip to Nashville for the 2017 Electronic Security Expo (ESX), exhibiting alongside Just Add Power, to demonstrate and show off their expansive security and surveillance solutions, as well as offering product discounts and prizes to new and existing dealers at the highly-trafficked show.
“It’s important for us to spend quality time with all of dealers across our territory and show our appreciation for them and our vendors through events like the Integration Innovation Roadshow,” said Don Vicini, Owner of 21st Century Distributing. “The feedback from this year’s Integration Innovation Roadshow was the best we’ve heard yet, and we are excited to continue the momentum throughout the rest of 2017.”
After collecting hundreds of entries at each stop, 21st Century Distributing pulled the name of the Integration Innovation Roadshow grand prize winner, and congratulates Peter Ashley of Structured Wiring in North Carolina. Peter won a two-day Performance Driving School package, including driving lessons in a SCCA racecar sporting. 21st Century Distributing would also like to congratulate Nelson Moreira from Realtime Audio & Accessories in Georgia and John Thall from Knightwing Audio in Florida, who each won a Sony 55” Bravia OLED 4K Acoustic Screen television