AVAD Dealers Immediately Benefit from First Leg of AVAD Opportunity Tour

Dealers gain valuable tools and insight from leading manufactures to help them grow their businesses

AVAD LLC, one of North America's leading distributors of custom electronics, is pleased to announce the success of its first round of 2011 AVAD Opportunity Tour events. AVAD's Opportunity Tour is a series of one -night -only events, held at select AVAD branches, that introduces dealers to new solutions they can use immediately to impact their businesses.

The initial leg of the tour was held at various AVAD branches from October 11 -13, drawing numerous dealers who were able to experience six new products from leading manufacturers Bose, Sharp, Optoma and Lutron.

"This event was a really great opportunity to get direct interaction with the manufacturers," said Chad Carlson of A Universal Connection in Deerfield, Fla. "In addition to learning more about these new products and business opportunities, we get to voice our opinions and concerns directly to the reps who can help us with our business."

Each event throughout the Opportunity Tour includes a short networking reception at 4 p.m. followed by product breakout sessions. The evening concludes with a dinner buffet and question and answer session.

"The sessions were extremely informative," said Ryan Bethell of Sat Sound, who attended the AVAD Fort Lauderdale event. "Our company is located in the Bahamas and I flew in just for the opportunity to attend. It was well worth it. I saw and learned a number of things we can use in our business to help our customers even more."

"I really liked that the events were well organized and held at a time that made it convenient for us without disrupting our business," said Hector Yanez of Fort Lauderdale's HY -FY Audio & Video. "I learned a lot of things that I can take back immediately and use to help grow our business."

The remaining AVAD Opportunity Tour schedule will visit several AVAD branches throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - San Jose, CA; Edina, MN; Pine Brook, NJ
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - Bellevue, WA; Centennial, CO; Woburn, MA
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - Nashville, TN
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - Scottsdale, AZ; Chesterfield, MO; Calgary, AB, Canada
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - Gaithersburg, MD
Seating space for the events is limited. Register online at www.vendopalooza.com/opptour

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 23 North American facilities.

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