ELAN™ Home Systems Announces First -Annual ELAN TRIO Summit For Dealers

Groundbreaking Industry Summit to Provide Unique Platform for ELAN Dealers to Exchange Ideas, Learn Best Practices, and Share Passion for the Custom Installation Business


LEXINGTON, KY - - ELAN™ Home Systems today announced that the company will host its First -Annual ELAN TRIO Dealer Summit, May 13 - 16, 2004 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky. This exclusive, invitation only event will bring together more than 400 of ELAN's top dealers, VIA!® Integration partners and Independent Sales Representatives, from around the world, to experience and participate in a truly unique industry forum that will feature a wide array of sales and technical training, business education and networking opportunities. The announcement was made by Paul Starkey, ELAN's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Unlike many other conferences, the TRIO Summit has been designed to address the needs of three different, key areas within an ELAN dealer company: owners, salespeople, and designers/installers.

Says, Paul Starkey, "Our dealers continue to grow at astonishing rates and, as a result, the need for owners, and sales and technical personnel to maximize their efforts is paramount. At ELAN, our philosophy is to serve the specific and individual needs of these three key dealer components. This truly unique event, combined with other initiatives like ELAN University, is the next stage in our ongoing commitment to doing just that."

In addition to a wide variety of courses and seminars, TRIO will feature several prominent Keynote Speakers, who will address topics of the utmost significance and relevance to the custom installation industry. In addition, Giovanni Livera, renowned magician and motivational speaker, will present and entertain during the program. Other highlights of the weekend include a welcome reception, an awards ceremony, one -on -one meetings with ELAN key personnel and close manufacturers who are VIA! Integration Partners, great food, exciting events and first -class entertainment.


"It all begins with taking our dealer's interests to heart. By helping each one of them to be more productive through offering industry -setting standard educational programs such as ELAN University and TRIO, we avoid the industry wide dilemma that other manufacturers face of having to continually court and add new dealers. TRIO provides yet another special connection and bond between ELAN and our prized family of dealers," added Cat Fowler, ELAN's Vice President of Marketing and Technical Services.

TRIO is an ideal opportunity for ELAN Dealers to learn from each other, participate in focused Dealer forums, establish new and deeper relationships, interact with VIA! Integration Partners, see the newest ELAN product offerings, communicate directly with ELAN development personnel, and further expand their partnerships with ELAN. Reservations for this extraordinary event will begin on February 29, 2004 and can be made by using the TRIO Dealer web site fax form or online submit form. Questions may be directed to ELAN's dedicated TRIO email address at triosummit@elanhomesystems.com, or by calling 877.289.3526 x140.

TRIO registration is limited to 400 attendees and costs $595.00 per person. The fee includes all TRIO conferences and activities as well as hotel accommodations and most meals. A package without rooms is $325 per person. A special discount of $100 per person will be extended to those companies who register one person each from their Business, Sales, and Technical teams ($300 total discount per company) at the same time. Additionally, upon arrival, each attendee who is an authorized ELAN Dealer will receive special ELAN Triple Value Coupon books for discounts on future ELAN product purchases that, when redeemed, will cover more than triple the cost of their conference fees.

ELAN Home Systems is a leading manufacturer of innovative, award -winning distributed audio/video and home automation systems. Based in Lexington, KY, the company's systems were the first to integrate audio, video, phones and third -party products to create a seamless, easy -to -use "whole house" experience. The company's unique products provide complete lifestyle, feature -rich solutions, yet can be configured to fit the specific needs of every homeowner. ELAN products are distributed through a comprehensive channel of select dealers and distributors throughout the United States, Canada and 54 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.elanhomesystems.com.

ELAN is a trademark of ELAN Home Systems, LLC, Lexington, KY. VIA! is a registered trademark of ELAN Home Systems, LLC. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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