AVAD Announces First Leg of 2010 Vend -O -Palooza Tour

Special events offer dealers access to 45 leading custom electronics manufacturers, workshops, product demos, giveaways and special pricing.

AVAD LLC, America's leading distributor of custom electronics, has announced the dates for the first leg of its 2010 Vend -O -Palooza tour. The early tour dates for 2010 feature six events held at local AVAD branches throughout Arizona, California and Florida. Building on the success of the events held in 2009, the Vend -O -Palooza tour will be AVAD's largest to -date, featuring at least 45 of the industry's leading vendors at each of the events scheduled for 2010.


Held at local AVAD branches throughout the US and Canada, Vend -O -Palooza is a one -day event offering area dealers the opportunity to meet directly with representatives from leading manufacturers in an interactive forum. At each event, attendees can demo the latest products, participate in raffles and giveaways, and purchase products at special pricing.

AVAD also presents workshops and training sessions at each Vend -O -Palooza, reinforcing the distributor's commitment to providing dealers with the service, support and training programs to allow them to successfully manage and grow their businesses.

"Vend -O -Palooza had grown to be highly beneficial for both AVAD dealers and manufacturers and we look forward to making this year's tour our most successful," said Jim Annes, vice president and general manager of AVAD. "Unlike any other event, Vend -O -Palooza gives dealers an opportunity to meet directly with the manufacturers of the products they depend on. They can come to the event, ask specific questions, demo products and gain a better understanding of how each manufacturer can serve their unique needs. At the same time, manufactures benefit from meeting face -to -face with dealers, which helps them evaluate how to better address those needs."

The early 2010 Vend -O -Palooza schedule will feature events at the following AVAD Branches:

January 14 - San Diego, Calif.
January 28 - Scottsdale, Ariz.
February 11 - Irvine, Calif.
February 25 - Tampa, Fla.
March 11 - Van Nuys, Calif.
March 25 - Livermore, Calif.

With at least 20 events planned for 2010, AVAD will announce more Vend -O -Palooza tour dates in the near future.



Talking Points
• AVAD has announced the dates for the first leg of its 2010 Vend -O -Palooza tour.
• The early tour dates for 2010 feature six events held at local AVAD branches throughout Arizona, California and Florida.
• Vendo -O -Palooza gives dealers and opportunity to ask questions to vendors, demo hot new products, participate in multiple raffles and purchase products at special pricing.
• The events also offers workshops designed to equip dealers with the tools they need to successfully manage and grow their business.

About AVAD LLC
AVAD LLC, a wholly -owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro Inc., is the most complete custom electronics provider in North America. Offering customers the most trusted brands, AVAD stocks complete systems solutions for home theater, home automation, pro AV, lighting controls, security, distributed A/V, central vacuum, HVAC and more. Further, the company is dedicated to dealer education, training and skill advancement, as evidenced by AVAD University's over 450 online and classroom continuing education classes held each year. AVAD ensures just -in -time delivery from each of its 28 North American facilities.

Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include: AKG, APC, Aprilaire, Artison, Atlantic Technology, B&K Components, Bogen, Bose, Carlon ChannelPlus, Chief, COPS Monitoring, Crown International, Denon Pro, DSC, Dirt Devil, Draper, Dymo/RhinoPRO, Escient, Exceptional Innovation/Life|ware, Gefen, Global Cache, HAI, , iPort, ITC, JBL Pro, JDSU, JVC Professional Products Company, Key Digital, Labor Saving Devices, Lutron, Marantz, MartinLogan, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., Midlite, MuxLab, NetStreams, Niles Audio, OmniMount, Onkyo, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Optoma, Panamax, Panasonic Phones, Panasonic Professional, Peerless, Philips Pronto, Polk Audio, PROconnect, ProFlex, RepairMaster, RTI, Rockustics, Samsung, Samsung Professional, Satellite USA, Sharp, SharpVision, SunBriteTV, Terk, Toshiba, Universal Remote Control, Velodyne and more.

For more information about AVAD, visit http://www.avad.com.

Company Contact:
Steve Honig, Senior Manger of Marketing and Training
AVAD
Tel: 818 -742 -4775 x1101
Email: steve.honig@avad.com
Web: http://www.avad.com

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