ELAN Home Systems ANNOUNCES PRESTIGEOUS LINE -UP OF TRIO 2004 SUMMIT SPEAKERS

Nationally Acclaimed Speakers Scott Hunter, James Gilmore and Giovanni Livera to Give Summit Keynotes. Industry Leaders Bernie Sapienza and Steve Hayes to LeadSpecial Workshops and Seminars

LEXINGTON, KY - - ELAN™ Home Systems today announced that Scott Hunter, James Gilmore and Giovanni Livera will be Keynote Speakers at the company's upcoming inaugural ELAN TRIO 2004 Summit. In addition, renowned industry business leaders Bernie Sapienza and Steve Hayes will lead seminars and workshops for attendees. The announcement was made by Paul Starkey, ELAN's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.


Scheduled to be held from May 13 - 16, 2004 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky, the ELAN TRIO 2004 Summit is an exclusive, invitation only event that will bring together 400 of ELAN's top Dealers, VIA!® Integration Partners (VIPs), and Independent Sales Reps 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, informative and inspiring keynote speakers, and networking opportunities.

`As part of our TRIO 2004 effort to further empower our Dealers, we've put together a group of select speakers that will share insights that are highly relevant to the custom installation industry today," said Paul Starkey. "These presentations have been designed to inspire thought, and will cover relationship and lifestyle selling, creating excitement within a company, and exceptional customer experiences. We hope attendees will return home with new ideas and resources that will positively impact their businesses."

Nationally recognized author ('Making Work Work'), speaker, executive coach and TRIO Keynote Speaker, Scott Hunter, will open the Summit on Friday morning, May 14, 2004, with a presentation entitled Relationship is Key! Creating Partnerships that Work. In this enlightening Keynote speech, Mr. Hunter will relate how true success, in both business and life, depends on the quality of the relationships one develops with colleagues, customers, reps and manufacturers, as well as family, friends and the community.


Keynote speaker and co -author of 'The Experience Economy,' James Gilmore will deliver a provocative Friday Lunch Keynote speech entitled Create Compelling Customer Experiences, Everyday! Customers Just Want to Have Fun, in which he will teach attendees how to create rich, compelling experiences that will excite and delight their clientele - - from the moment they enter the show room to the last contact they have with your company.

"Creator of Experiences", Giovanni Livera, will give his Keynote presentation entitled The Magic of ELAN - Anything is Possible on Saturday morning, May 15, 2004. The perfect person to capture and share the great passion of ELAN and the custom installation industry, Mr. Livera is a calibrator of the human spirit and potential. In his Keynote, he will share how anything is possible when it is approached with positive energy, originality, passion, and heart.

On Friday afternoon, special industry guest speaker and former CEDIA President Steve Hayes will teach a course entitled Common Profit Leaks and How to Plug Them. This high impact, interactive course will help attendees identify their biggest problems and offer resolution ideas, tools and tips.

On both Friday and Saturday, renowned business consultant Bernie Sapienza will give individual TRIO guest presentations directed to Sales personnel and Business Owners entitled respectively Buy, Sell, Merchandise and Market the Lifestyle Experience and Get Clients Now! A PARA Mentoring Program.

ELAN's TRIO 2004 Summit will also host a variety of other programs including courses covering cash flow management, leveraging ELAN resources, ELAN new products, the art of simple selling and more. As a company wide initiative, TRIO calls for nearly everyone on ELAN's staff to teach a course or be available for one -on -one meetings. During these courses, breaks, nightly cocktail gatherings, and a fabulous closing party Saturday night, TRIO attendees will have the unique opportunity to get to know the entire ELAN team and renew or build even deeper relationships with ELAN and other Dealers.

About ELAN Home Systems:
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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