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AVAD to Bring Integrators' Business Potential into Focus at 2013 Opportunity Tour

AVAD branch events will offer exclusive incentives and new product ideas

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – October 28, 2013 – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading provider of custom electronics, announced today the start of its third annual Opportunity Tour, a series of one-night-only events that will introduce new products and solutions that dealers can use to immediately grow their businesses. Open exclusively to AVAD customers and held at local AVAD branches throughout North America, each event will introduce dealers to the latest product strategies as well as offer new promotions from major brands including Bose, Lutron and Samsung.

Each stop on the Opportunity Tour will begin with a short networking reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by product breakout sessions. The evening will include a dinner buffet as well as a question and answer session, concluding at 8:30 p.m., with AVAD’s team of experts and representatives from vendors. AVAD will offer exclusive promotions and discounts to Opportunity Tour attendees. Additionally, each branch location will award a Samsung Galaxy 10.1″ tablet to one attendee at random.

“The AVAD Opportunity Tour gives our dealers additional business development tools to immediately grow their customer base,” said Jim Annes, vice president and general manager of AVAD. “Integrators who remain the most successful are those who invest in training and seek the most valuable information, and AVAD is proud to offer unique opportunities to engage dealers in their own markets to help elevate their respective businesses.”

AVAD Opportunity Tour Schedule

  • Tuesday, October 29 – New York metro area, Scottsdale, Ariz., San Jose, Calif. and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Wednesday, October 30 – Chicago, Denver, Livermore, Calif. and Charlotte, N.C.
  • Tuesday, November 5 – Washington D.C. metro area, Dallas and San Diego
  • Wednesday, November 6 – Minneapolis/St. Paul, Houston and Irvine, Calif.
  • Thursday, November 7 – St. Louis, Los Angeles and Northern New Jersey
  • Tuesday, November 12 – Boston and Nashville, Tenn.
  • Wednesday, November 13 – Atlanta and Seattle

The 2012 tour was praised by attending integrators who found the programs, which are geared to allowing prominent industry manufacturers to showcase their latest product lines and applications, to be helpful to their businesses. Dealers who have attended the AVAD Opportunity Tour for multiple years have provided branch managers with encouraging feedback about the ability to incorporate information about new promotions and solutions into their strategy.

Registration is now open for each event of the series and dealers can secure a spot by talking to an AVAD sales associate at any branch for assistance. Dealers can also sign up online at www.avad.com/opptour or find the AVAD location nearest to them at http://www.avad.com/Profile/Locator.aspx.

For more information on AVAD, please visit http://www.avad.com in the U.S. or http://www.avadcanada.ca in Canada. Connect with AVAD on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for news on the latest promotions and news.

 

About AVAD LLC

AVAD is an industry-leading provider of solutions to the residential and commercial custom installation markets. As part of the Specialty Solutions Division, AVAD, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro, provides integrators access to the industry’s top products and integrated solutions for residential and commercial video, audio, lighting control, content management, whole-home and business automation and control, as well as digital signage and commercial solutions and design services. AVAD offers the broadest consumer electronics and home and business automation portfolio in North America. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools and technical support and services integrators need to grow their businesses. With 23 locations throughout North America, AVAD offers local, hands-on access to the latest products and trainings, as well as free support services including system design and technical support.