Buying Power: HTSA Fall Meeting Focuses on New Tech, Bright Future
“Focused Energy” was the slogan for the Fall 2012 meeting of the Home Technology Specialists of America, and it was not an empty promise. The meeting, held Oct. 8-10 in Chicago, was all about pumping up the trade group’s member dealers to focus their energies on upping sales in today’s challenging retail landscape.
The meeting kicked off on Oct. 8th with a welcome address from HTSA Managing Director Bob Hana (who recently celebrated his one-year anniversary in the position). This session amounted to a state of the union address, with Hana reviewing the organization’s structure, goals and plans for the future.
Hana spoke of the “new” HTSA, saying the reorganized group now “has the focused energy and commitment to lead our industry and leverage the enthusiasm building around new technologies for the connected home.”