MRI Announces Training Schedule for 12th Annual MRI Expo

Northeast regional distributor, and member of the PowerHouse Alliance, to host vendors, dealers and media for annual electronics event, featuring connected home keynote address from Lutron

Plainville, CT - October 10, 2014 - MRI, a premium regional distributor of name brand consumer and specialty electronics for the Northeast market unveils the dynamic training line-up for their annual electronics exposition, to be held on Tuesday, October 28th from 9:00am - 6:00pm at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center.

"Each year we look forward to meeting with integrators and home technology specialists and work hard to deliver a variety of innovative sessions, including high-level product trainings from industry-leading manufacturers," said Robert Dean, President of MRI. "This year we are especially excited to reveal our keynote, which will address the most talked about trends, applications and growth opportunities afforded by the connected home."

With the growing popularity of the smart home and 'Internet of Things', this year's Expo attendees will be treated to a dynamic dialogue lead by Lutron's Sales Director for Residential Systems, Blake Deal. Deal will reflect on the rapidly changing connected home landscape while exploring some of the industry's key players and their impact on consumer adoption. From Apple and Google to Comcast, ADT and DIY solutions, Deal will breakdown where the opportunity lies for today's electronics professionals as well as where Lutron and various other CE manufacturers feel the industry is heading.

Among the Expo's most popular trainings, will be WiFi networking from Luxul, creating scalable, affordable and expandable control systems with URC and the Google-delivered session for dealers interested in becoming a Nest pro. New to this year's docket will be a social media presentation geared towards helping dealers better leverage prominent social media platforms - Facebook Twitter, LinkedIn and Houzz - to build a stronger digital brand presence as well as find, keep and serve new business leads. Training sessions will run from 8:30am through 5:00pm.

Alongside interactive trainings, guests will have the opportunity to network one-on-one with the industry's top vendors, access live demonstrations and displays, as well as take advantage of exclusive incentives including buy-ins, special purchases and demo programs. This year's event will also feature the highly-anticipated Dolby Atmos demo, complete with a dedicated theater room. Those interested in attending the 12th Annual MRI Expo are kindly asked to register by calling 888-824-9596; fax 860-793-5599; or email

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