IPRO Schedules Networking Event at EHX Fall 2003

The organization extends a warm invitation to all independent representatives, manufacturers and the press, interested in learning more about IPRO and the role of the independent rep.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Business Contact:
Ray Wright
Association Business Manager
Tel: (248) 474 -0522
Email: ray@avreps.org

Public Relations Contact:
Coleen Sterns
Association Public Relations Manager
Tel: (800) 420 -4268
Email: coleen@avreps.org


HOLLYWOOD, FL - October 31, 2003 - The Independent Professional Representatives Organization (IPRO) announced plans for a reception to be held at the Fall Electronic House Expo (EHX) in Long Beach, California. The collection of electronics manufacturer's representatives will gather at the Long Beach Convention Center on the last day of the Expo. The organization extends a warm invitation to all independent representatives, manufacturers and the press, interested in learning more about IPRO and the role of the independent rep.

"Regional events are ideal to gather members and non -members of IPRO to discuss ongoing changes within our industry and our companies," stated Andrew Ard, president of IPRO. "The IPRO reception has been our forum for addressing the challenges and solutions that each of us faces in building a successful representative's practice. I look forward to seeing the familiar faces of our members, and hope some first -time participants will join us as well."

IPRO's EHX Fall 2003 Reception is being held in Room 202C at the Long Beach Convention Center, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM on Wednesday, November 12th.

About IPRO

IPRO is the manufacturer representatives' best resource, forum and advocate for managing their position, contemporary effectiveness and professionalism within the specialty and custom electronics industry. IPRO was founded in 1988 to promote the sales and marketing by independent manufacturer's representatives of specialty audio/video products through ethics of professionalism, communications, and the active pursuit of common goals and interests for the benefit of the membership and the audio/video industry. IPRO works closely with organizations such as ERA (Electronics Representatives Association Int'l.), PARA (Professional Audio Video Retailers Association), CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association), CEA (Consumer Electronics Association), EH Publishing, producers of the EH Expo and MERA (Mobile Electronics Retailers Association) to spread and promote high standards of professionalism through education, ethics, and mentoring.

For more information or to inquire about eligibility to join IPRO, please contact Ray Wright at (248) 474 -0522/ray@avreps.org or Coleen Sterns at (800) 420 -4268/coleen@avreps.org. Visit www.avreps.org.

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