Distributor Almo’s Pro A/V group marked the first anniversary of the start of its “E4” (Educate-Explore-Exchange Expo) series – shows that combine a vendor product exhibition with integrator-oriented educational tracks – in New York City Dec. 15, where the tours began exactly a year ago.
Sam Taylor, Almo Pro A/V executive vice president and COO, said the year-long tour had attracted a combined total of more than 2,000 attendees at all its venues. Next year, the program will continue with an April 6 E4 Expo at San Francisco’s South San Francisco Convention Center and a May 3 Expo at the Dallas-Fort Worth Embassy Suites Hotel.
Taylor said that the Pro A/V division, begun in July 2009, currently serves 1,600 resellers and offers integrators the opportunity with partner InfoComm to accumulate CTS (Certified Technology Specialist) renewal units via the course curriculum and through a webinar series. In July 2010, he said, Almo added its EDGE loyalty/rewards program, where points may be accumulated for Almo Pro A/V products purchased and then spent on additional training, and he added that the company is constantly looking for more ways to be responsive to the needs of its customer base.