Shawn DuBravac

Consumer and professional electronics manufacturers representatives and manufacturers, numbering around 70, gathered in Scottsdale last week to implement strategic planning for business growth in 2015 and beyond, at the annual conference of the Independent Professional Representative Organization (IPRO.) 

Consumer and professional electronics manufacturers representatives and manufacturers, numbering around 70, gathered in Scottsdale last week to implement strategic planning for business growth in 2015 and beyond, at the annual conference of the Independent Professional Representative Organization (IPRO.) 

Three of four holiday gift-givers this year, as last, plan to include at least one tech product somewhere on their shopping lists – and they will have a Black Friday period to shop in that will start earlier and last longer than ever, in the estimation of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

Thousands of people attended CE Week at the end of June in New York City, where they saw hundreds of new products. This week-long event has truly come into its own as being the midyear event for consumer electronics manufacturers and the media. The home theater demos were outstanding, with manufacturers pulling out all the stops; for a full story on the experience, turn to page 28.

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