Distributor Round Table
David Goldstein, Vice President, Sales
We’re planning our annual Product Expo, which will be held in the fourth quarter in the New York City venue we’ve used the past few years – CitiField, where the New York Mets play. It’s the same concept: vendors showing new products, brands and deals in an relaxing atmosphere with food and entertainment.
This year, we’re also focusing on our web site, and we’re refreshing it constantly with new product information. We are also going to be updating it to allow dealers to order from it, hopefully by August.
Ingram Micro Consumer
Tom Bamrick, Executive
Director & General Manager
Ingram Micro’s Consumer Electronics (IMCE) division hosts its annual Spring Vendor Expo, which brings together over 500 CE resellers, vendors, associates and industry professionals to identify new business opportunities, foster existing relationships, and learn about emerging products and technologies. Activities include a general session, one-on-one meetings, a speed-dating session, vendor training breakouts, a tabletop expo, and a charity golf tournament.
Vendors will provide show specials valid for one week following the event. CEA will present a Forecast breakout to provide insight into the latest CE trends; last year, CEA’s Gary Shapiro delivered a keynote.
New this year, IMCE will be hosting an industry panel of professionals to discuss challenges and opportunities facing the CE industry and to provide the audience with industry perspective and best practices.
New Age Electronics
Fred Towns, President
Through the SYNNEX Campus TechConnect program, New Age Electronics will offer StreetSmart Roadshows to college retail stores and vendor partners with academic programs to strategize on consumer electronics product offerings, promotional calendars, merchandising needs and on-campus events. Roadshows will be held in Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta for 2014.
New Age Electronics will host its annual Dealer Summit Oct. 1-3, a three-day event created to give retail customers the competitive edge via product showcases, educational sessions, a panel discussion led by industry-leading experts and one-on-one meetings with key vendors. This year’s event will be held in Greenville, S.C. in conjunction with the SYNNEX National Conference.