Southeast U.S. distributor 21st Century Distributing has scheduled its first mobile demo, called the “Integration Innovation Roadshow,” which will appear in six major regional cities before concluding with an exhibition at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX).
“Each year we look forward to reconnecting with customers, while providing value-added resources that truly help our dealers and specialty professionals improve and organically grow their businesses,” said Don Vincini, owner of 21st Century Distributing. “The Integration Innovation Roadshow is taking this mission to a whole new level. Alongside the ability to share exciting new products and inventive installation techniques, this tour will provide the perfect atmosphere for a genuine discussion surrounding the benefits presented by the smart home and IoT – a major growth opportunity for the channel.”
Beginning in May, the 21st Century Distributing team will take to the streets, alongside a specially constructed demo station, that will serve up a comprehensive look at some of the hottest products and tech solutions shaping the CE marketplace. Consisting of 10 4×8-foot interactive side panels, the mobile demo unit will showcase a number of devices from key vendors including, Diamond Sponsors Vanco and CoreBrands, as well as secondary sponsors 2GIG, Alarm.com, Elk, JVC, Kwikset, LiftMaster, Milestone, New Leaf Warranties, ProMounts, Resolution Products, RTI, and Sonance.
Attendees will have the opportunity to test and handle products firsthand, exploring their interoperability and uncovering new opportunities to supplement and bolster businesses.
In an effort to enhance the dealer experience, 21st Century Distributing adjusted show hours and added a cocktail networking session to conclude each event. Demos will run from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST each day, followed by the cocktail hour from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST, allowing local dealers the flexibility to attend when it is most convenient to their schedules.
The 21st Century Distributing 2015 Integration Innovation Roadshow will take place at the following locations:
• Orlando, FL – May 28, 2015
• Jacksonville, FL – May 29, 2015
• Atlanta, GA – June 2, 2015
• Nashville, TN – June 4, 2015
• Charlotte, NC – June 9, 2015
• Raleigh, NC – June 12, 2015
• ESX, Baltimore, MD – June 25-26, 2015
Wrapping the tour, 21st Century Distributing will head to Baltimore, MD, to exhibit at Electronics Security Expo (ESX). ESX presents multiple opportunities for the group to reach new dealers as well as a highly trafficked platform to expose their vendors to a larger audience, encompassing the realm of security.
“We put a lot of thought into the creation of this roadshow,” said Vanessa Zitzmann, marketing and sales coordinator for 21st Century Distributing. “From adjusting the event times to be cognizant of career schedules, to partnering with some of the most popular brands, we’ve taken dealer feedback to heart and used customer insight to form this modular program. Dealers are the bread and butter of our business, we are dedicated to being a trusted partner and valuable resource.”
For additional information and details on any of the tour dates or the Road Show in general, please visit www.21stcenturydist.com or contact Vanessa Zitzmann at (800) 849-0647 or at Vanessa@21stcenturydist.com.