Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) leaders expect their 2018 Spring Conference to be the biggest Spring Conference in the group’s history. This optimism is thanks to overall economic growth; the group’s recent addition of the lighting design, fixture, and services category; and the addition of many prominent new members and vendors to the group over the last few months.
At the 2018 Spring Conference, April 3-5, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando (FL), Grande Lakes, HTSA’s management team recaps the results of the previous year and sets the agenda for the remainder of the new year. The conference also includes a wide range of educational presentations, providing members with critical information that both helps them to be more successful as businesses, and aids them in executing the group’s priorities.
“HTSA members continue to amaze me with their spectacular growth, as they perennially drive the market for high-end, high-performance AV, home automation and lighting solutions,” said HTSA executive director, Jon Robbins. “At this year’s Spring Conference, members will get critical information on all of our 2018 initiatives, such as our lighting design, fixtures, and services program…our process standardization initiative…and our push to attract, hire, and retain the finest talent available, to name just a few. HTSA programs like these will help members continue to drive their growth in 2018.”
Like previous conferences, the agenda for the 2018 Spring Conference includes a keynote address, topical presentations and panels, and several training sessions centered on major group initiatives.
The conference’s keynote presentation is tentatively titled, “How to Attract and Retain the Right Talent” with nationally-renowned speaker Jason Dorsey, co-founder of the Center for Generational Kinetics.
The conference will also include special training on the group’s recently announced lighting design, fixtures, and services initiative, presented by Tom Doherty, HTSA’s director of new technology initiatives.
There will be a special presentation for all attendees, members, and vendors, with an update on the rapidly emerging and newly important voice control category. This session will offer the most up-to-the-minute information as presented by Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Josh.ai.
Details are still in the process of being finalized and the final agenda will include all this and much more. But something that is included in all HTSA events includes one-on-one meetings between members and group vendors and several breakout sessions where members can share best practices in several business areas. And, as always, the group builds in plenty of time for members to meet and interact with other members, as well as to have the opportunity to build strong relationships by spending quality time with the top executives of HTSA vendors.