Azione 2016 Fall Conference- Change of Venue and What to Expect
Azione Unlimited (AU), the education and buying group for custom integrators, is announcing a change in venue for its semi-annual conference, entitled “Veridic Vistas in Vegas”, October 18 - 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. Due to renovations occurring at the Monte Carlo Resort, the three day conference will be held at the fabulous New York, New York Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. Regardless of the hotel, Vegas is a city that perfectly reflects the fast pace and high energy that members have come to expect from Azione conferences.
In the typical Azione style, it will be three days jammed with educational content and numerous interactive forums, giving dealers one of the things they covet most about these meetings; opportunities to share experience and learn from other CI professionals. The agendas and topics for discussion of these highly interactive meetings are member driven. The growing attendance, approaching 250, is reflective of the value they provide.
Tuesday begins with the “Dealer Only” meeting, with dealer presentations on topics including:
- “A Client Party That Generated $350,000 in Additional Sales”
- “How My Service Manager Sells Our Client Care Program”
- “Customer Care Program Pricing”
- “Camera Leasing”
- “Employee Bonus Program”
- “Inspirity - Outboarding HR”
- “A TV Comparison Spreadsheet Used to Close Deals”
The group will then delve into the topic “How to Establish a Profitable Recurring Revenue (RR) Model” starting with a report from the Recurring Revenue Committee and followed by a roundtable discussion on the same. The goal of this segment is to empower every dealer to walk away with a complete model to replicate and quickly institute.
Later Tuesday afternoon, the Dealer and Vendor meeting will begin with a panel discussion titled “Where Will the Industry Be in Five Years?” Julie Jacobson, Founding Editor of CEPro will moderate the panel comprised of industry heavy hitters: Vin Bruno, CEDIA; Frank Sterns, Sony; William Lynch, Savant; Hagai Feiner, Access Networks; and Tim Costello, BDX. With the experience and knowledge of these panelists, this discussion will undoubtedly be extremely informative and enlightening.
Wednesday begins with a highly anticipated presentation. Back by popular demand, dynamic guest speaker, Tim Costello, President/CEO, BDX, Inc. will present, “Virtual Reality-Applications for the Technology Integrator”. The Azione group was captivated during the spring conference by Tim’s expertise in marketing, demographics, and selling to today’s tech savvy consumers. At this meeting, Tim will demonstrate selling “the experience” with Virtual Reality technology. Later in the schedule Tim will present again on “Sales & Marketing in a One-On-One World”.
A presentation on “Creating an Exit Strategy for Individuals and or the Group” will be conducted by a Mr. Brad Stanek, Senior Vice President of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.
Thursday morning the dealers will immerse themselves in any combination of interactive small group discussions and dynamic presentations that they choose. Topics for discussions are:
- Maximizing Billable Hours
- Business Numbers - Which Ones To Keep Your Eyes On
- Running A Profitable Service Department
- How to Sell Expensive Stuff to Rich People
- Security and Surveillance
- Navigating the World Of Software
Let's Get Motivated - Employee Policies, Rewarding Efficiency, Profit Sharing, and Bonuses.
The presentation topics include:
- “Sheconomy”; Appealing to the Female Buyer
- Process Cubed - Standardized Operations
- Digital Marketing
- Client Experience: The ‘X’ factor - This session will cover how a differentiating client experience has become the biggest deciding factor of success for businesses.
Azione conferences always include numerous opportunities for dealers and vendors to meet and discuss products in One-On-One meetings. Both dealers and vendors benefit from the development of these important business relationships and valued friendships.
“This is going to be a killer event”, says Richard Glikes, President of Azione Unlimited. “The agenda incorporates dealer presentations, dealer/vendor one-on-ones, roundtable discussions, great guest speakers, and exceptional dining experiences. The group’s energy, enthusiasm, and participation have enabled us to deliver a program jammed with the content and substance our dealer members and vendor members relish. We pack a lot into three days, and we also manage to have a lot of fun. Our off-site dinner sites include Double Barrel Roadhouse and a complete buy out of Koi Restaurant.”
Registration for this event is free for all Azione dealers and vendors.
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