Azione Unlimited (AU) has announced a change in venue for its semiannual conference, titled “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 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.
The event will feature three days of educational content and numerous interactive forums, providing dealers with opportunities to share experience and learn from other CI professionals. The agendas and topics for discussion of these 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,” and more. The group will then delve into the topic of “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 topic. 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?” featuring a panel of Vin Bruno, CEDIA; Frank Sterns, Sony; William Lynch, Savant; Hagai Feiner, Access Networks; and Tim Costello, BDX.
Wednesday will begin with a presentation by Tim Costello, president and CEO of BDX, who will present “Virtual Reality—Applications for the Technology Integrator.” In the presentation, Costello will impart his expertise in marketing, demographics, and selling to today’s tech savvy consumers, and will demonstrate selling “the experience” with virtual reality technology.
Additionally, 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 will feature a choice of combinations of interactive small group discussions, including “Maximizing Billable Hours,” “Running A Profitable Service Department,” “How to Sell Expensive Stuff to Rich People,” “Security and Surveillance,” and more. Dealers will also have a choice of presentations, such as “Sheconomy: Appealing to the Female Buyer,” “Digital Marketing,” and “Client Experience: The ‘X’ factor.”
“This is going to be a killer event,” said 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 Azione dealers and vendors.