HTSA Preps for 20th Anniversary with Dynamic Event Lineup

Marking two decades of success as a cooperative association, the Home Technology Specialists of America celebrate with a year-long schedule of strategic events, tradeshows, and conferences.

Barrington, IL - July 16, 2015 - The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), released today its 2015-2016 calendar of events, which will also mark a significant 20th anniversary milestone for the organization.

At its foundation, HTSA is a cooperative association that leverages the strengths of a unified team of leading home technology professionals and premium vendors to increase buying power. But today, HTSA is much more than that. Over the last two decades, HTSA has evolved from what many would consider a conventional buying group, into an aggressive, innovative marketing engine and trusted business development partner.

"We are changing the perception of what it means to be a buying group," said Bob Hana, Managing Director for HTSA. "For us, the last 20 years have been about adaptation and innovation. We've challenged ourselves to be better and work smarter, resulting in our ability to deliver premium products and unparalleled service to consumers across the country."

Relationships are just the beginning; HTSA strives to continually add-value, increase education initiatives and arm its members and vendor partners with cutting edge tools that not only cultivate business across the channel, but allow for deeper consumer awareness and adoption. Evolving from traditional A/V and home theater specialists, HTSA members have embraced and become the leading authority on a variety of connected home elements including control and automation, security, climate, networking and more. Additionally, in a monumental move to deliver seamless smart home integration and service, HTSA recently announced a game-changing strategic alliance with Nationwide Marketing Group - further solidifying the group's leadership in the connected home space.

"This year is as much about honoring our anniversary as it is about celebrating the future," added Hana. "This is an exciting time for HTSA, the channel and technology consumers. We are eager to kick-off a historic year with an active, energetic schedule of events."

2015 - 2016 HTSA Schedule of Events

In addition to the 20th Anniversary Spring Conference, hosted at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Puerto Rico, HTSA has also determined the dates and locations for upcoming summits, receptions, and tradeshows; many which will feature a united front, highlighting the group's strategic alliance with Nationwide Marketing Group:

Nationwide PrimeTime!; August 2-5, 2015
The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV
HTSA executive members will join Nationwide Marketing Group and HTSN for their next installment of "Prepare for Share" which will explore unique market opportunities and more.

CE Pro Summit; August 17-19, 2015
Gaylord National Resort, Washington DC
This will mark the first official collaborative outing for the strategic alliance, featuring executive members from both HTSA and HTSN (Home Technology Specialists of Nationwide) in attendance at Booth #222.

2015 HTSA Fall Conference; September 15 - 17, 2015
Softel Water Tower Hotel, Chicago, IL
As a powerful launch to the fall season and the official kick-off of HTSA's 20th Anniversary, the Fall Conference will feature a customizable schedule, offering 15+ talk tracks and trainings for all attendees to choose from as well as the crowd favorite, HTSA VendorFest.

CEDIA EXPO 2015; October 14 - 17, 2015
Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, Dallas, TX
CEDIA Expo attendees are invited to visit the strategic alliance for a cooperative HTSA & HTSN exhibit located in Booth 6203.

Annual HTSA CEDIA Cocktail Reception; Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Gilley's, 1135 S. Lamar Street, Dallas, TX from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Welcoming members from HTSN (Nationwide Marketing Group), home tech pros will continue their collaboration, engagement and networking in the heart of Dallas.

CES 2016; January 6 - 9, 2016
LVCC, Las Vegas, NV
Both HTSA and HTSN will be onsite, walking the CES show floor, and holding a small networking cocktail reception.

HTSA 20th Anniversary Spring Conference; April 4 - 9, 2016
Ritz Carlton, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Members: April 4 -7 with optional special events April 8 & 9
Vendors/Media: April 5-7 with optional special events April 8 &9

Interested in attending? HTSA will offer up additional details on the group's events page. Specifically, registration for the 2015 HTSA Fall Conference is now open to HTSA members and vendors; for initial agenda highlights and to register please click here.

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About Home Technology Specialists of America
Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) is a national association of specialty retailers and custom integrators, who design, specify and install premier residential and commercial electronic systems. Ranging from home automation and media rooms to lighting control systems and multi-room audio, today's digital living environments demand a specialist who helps connect the products in the home, at work or on the go, simply and correctly, while maximizing their performance. Join the conversation on Twitter or becoming a fan on Facebook.

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