HTSA Conference Treads Multi-Topic Landscape
Tariffs. Talent, Training. Company culture. Health and wellness. The aging demographic. These were some of the very pointed topics addressed for the nearly 250 members in attendance at the Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) buying group’s Fall Conference in Dallas Oct. 22-24. But the event, at the same time, was as wide ranging as it was specific, with presenters on the program agenda providing “big picture” scenarios for he dealers and integrators who were there.
“It’s time to bring home the year,” HTSA Executive Director Jon Robbins told members in welcoming remarks, as he revealed that the group’s purchases with vendor partners in aggregate through September were up 15.2 percent over the same period in 2018. For the balance of 2019, though, he added, “it’s all about acceleration… [by year’s end], we want to finish over 20 percent over 2018.”
And fueling that acceleration was a series of hot-button presentations on the aforementioned topics.