Annual MRI Fall Expo Keeps Northeast Dealers Current

Northeast regional distributor and member of the PowerHouse Alliance brings premium manufacturers and dealers together for full day of expert trainings and hands-on demos

Plainville, CT - October 30, 2015 - MRI, a premium regional distributor of name brand consumer and specialty electronics hosted dealers from across the Northeast Tuesday, for in-demand training sessions, new product demos and a keynote speech from industry veteran, Jeffrey Boccaccio for their 14th Annual Fall Expo.

Hundreds of dealers flocked to the Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference center for the opportunity to learn more about new products, like Yamaha MusicCast, straight from manufacturer trainers. Each year, MRI works to create a fresh training slate for the expo so new and experienced attendees can stay up to date on trends shaping the CE industry.

"As a dealer, we don't always get the opportunity to go to the larger shows like CES or CEDIA, and the MRI Expo provides necessary trainings and the venue to get one-on-one time with manufacturers," said Chris McDonald of Northeast Entertainment, Inc. "I know many fellow dealers who believe they don't have the time to attend these shows, but this expo is important enough to mark on your calendar and work around it."

The expo also provides the unique opportunity to hear experts weigh in on some of the hot topics shaping the industry. This year, MRI hosted Jeffrey Boccaccio, president of DPL Labs and experienced keynote speaker who specializes in all-things HDMI. As a former integrator, engineer and manufacturer, he shared several different perspectives on the challenges consumers and integrators face when it comes to HDMI interoperability.

"This has been one of the best shows I've ever participated in, there was a solid turnout and a great response from the audience because they were really eager to learn," said Jeffrey Boccaccio. "I think almost every single person who sat in on the keynote came up to me afterwards with questions and interest in the challenges our industry is facing with HDMI interoperability."

MRI has developed relationships with a long list of premium manufacturers over the past 14 years that this event has taken place, and the opportunity to engage with potential new customers keeps them coming back year after year. This year, over 50 leading manufacturers including Sony, Epson, Samsung, Luxul, URC, Yamaha, 2GIG, Ubiquiti, RTI and more, shared their latest products and networked with customers in a more personal setting.

"For the past three years the MRI Expo has allowed us to get our new products in front of at least three hundred people that we would not normally get to meet," said Charlie Boornazian, Sales Manager for Epson. "It lets us put Epson in front of a whole new installation audience and has always been a positive experience for our team."

"For nearly 15 years, we have put in the time and effort to make this event a true resource for our dealers and showcase who we are as a distributor partner to potential customers," added Robert Dean, President of MRI. "This year, we made sure to fill our training program with the most important classes that dealers will need as we near the end of 2015, and bring in products that received the most attention on the show floor at CEDIA."

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As the Northeast's premier distribution company, MRI is the leading source for residential, commercial and mobile consumer electronics. With locations in central Connecticut, central Massachusetts and central Upstate New York - and each featuring fully integrated product showrooms with audio/video, security and commercial display areas, conference rooms and training facilities - MRI offers unparalleled service and convenience for today's consumer electronics professional.

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