HTSA Sponsors First-Ever Technology Forum

Arming Members with cutting-edge technical training and business best practices, HTSA hosts exclusive three-day event featuring 3rd party experts and key CE vendors.

Barrington, IL - March 17, 2015 - The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) announced today the launch of the organization's premier skills-driven event, the 2015 HTSA Technology Forum. Taking place from Tuesday, June 23rd, through Thursday, June 25th in Chicago, IL, attendees will embark on an instructional and collaborative process, focused on experience-sharing, bolstering technical knowledge and improving business operations.

For years, HTSA has built up a reputation for significantly supporting Member businesses across a variety of verticals, offering a range of value-added services including cooperative marketing, social media and PR support, SEO, content development and web design. With the ever-changing technology landscape the need for enhanced, timely product and service training has become a critical element for CI and specialty retailer businesses. HTSA is dedicated to delivering the resources and instruction that Members need now to proactively grow their bottom line.

"We see the Technology Forum as a huge opportunity for our Members to convene with the best and brightest thought leaders available, helping to strengthen their technical chops and business functions," said Bob Hana, HTSA Managing Director. "We've gathered an insanely talented group of professionals, each an expert in their craft, who will educate on a number of topics ranging from 'managing project managers' to 'tech tips for upgrading legacy systems' - we are excited to share this knowledge with our Members and in turn have them share theirs with us."

Key topics and trainings covered during the 2015 HTSA Technology Forum include, but are not limited to:

The integration, managing and maintaining of residential networks

Service & Security
Best practices in managing service and support systems; how to have a profitable security business

Project Management
Best tools and software; labor utilization and increasing profitability

Human Resources
How to recruit, train and retain technical resources

Business Operations
Best practices for improving efficiency and profitability; working with 3rd party service providers

Technical Issues
A review of today's most challenging technical applications

All sessions will be led by 3rd party experts from their respective field, as well as select CE vendors who will offer additional technical training, guidance and resources.

Registration for the 2015 HTSA Technology Forum is now open and can be accessed here; information also been made available on the HTSA Events Page. Anticipating roughly 75-80 attendees, HTSA looks forward to welcoming Members and industry partners to Chicago this summer.

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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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