The SBN Expo's annual spring events will span March 20-23 and they will be held at the Ocean Center Arena in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Knowledgesfest will be changing names next year. As for this year, there was a change of venue across town to the Hilton Anatole vs. the Gaylord Texan. I guess the only astonishing thing to mention about that is the amount of hotels in Texas that can swallow a show the size of Knowledgefest—complete with demo vehicles and soundboards—and still take on other conventions within the same venue.
The ten leaders that rock: Jim Minarik, Noel Lee, Bill Stewart, Jim Ristow, Bob Abt, Fred Towns, Ron Freeman, Thomas Bamrick, John Herrington, Soren Mills
MERA announced that its magazine, association trade show and its retail channel partnership program will all fall under the Mobile Electronics moniker. This also applies to MERA's software and service offerings, MAID Installation software and Fit Guide product/vehicle database.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and Mobile Electronics Retailers Association (MERA) are joining forces to support CarTech Demo Days. The events are set to take place May 16-18, at stores nationwide.
In Car Experts, recently acquired by MERA, said Thursday that it has launched a zero-tolerance policy against "transshipping" by member retailers.
MERA this week issued a call for speakers for this year's KnowledgeFest event. The event is set for August 16-19 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.