AVAD's New VendoCOMM Events to Showcase the Best of Commercial Integration

AVAD's New VendoCOMM Events to Showcase the Best of Commercial Integration

New event series for commercial custom installers sets four 2013 dates

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – July 8, 2013 – AVAD LLC, the leading provider of innovative solutions to the residential and commercial custom installation markets, will debut VendoCOMM, a new series of one-day trade events offering custom installers premium access to leading commercial manufacturers, service providers and industry influencers. The inaugural event will be held July 10 in the Washington D.C. metro area.

VendoCOMM officially kicks off at 7:30 a.m. with registration and breakfast followed by a keynote address from Kirsten Nelson, editor of Systems Contractor News and Healthcare AV magazines. The event will feature a diverse range of training sessions beginning at 10:00 a.m. and running until 4pm. Another prominent feature of VendoCOMM will be the various product exhibits and special promotions displayed by over a dozen leading industry brands throughout the day, concluding at 7:00 p.m.


“AVAD is well positioned to lead the industry’s dialog on commercial install solutions thanks to our manufacturer relationships and infrastructure,” said Jim Annes, vice president and general manager of AVAD. “VendoCOMM is about connecting integrators to the most recent advancements in the commercial industry and giving them an opportunity to engage in a dialogue with their preferred brands, collaborate and learn the latest concepts.”


The full schedule of training sessions for VendoCOMM includes the following courses.

9:00 a.m.:         LG Commercial Display Technology
Learn Trip-Wire Selling to Get the Skills that Make the Deals

10:00 a.m.:        Learn how to take Advantage of the New or Smart End-Point, iTach Flex                                                             IP Networking Basics for the Commercial Integrator

11:00 a.m.:        Optoma Projectors
Compass Control for the Commercial World

12:30 p.m.:       Best practices for designing and installing HDMI systems

1:00 p.m.:         Digital Signage Solution Selling

2:00 p.m.:         Energy Intelligence: How Proper Power Protection Protects Profitability

2:30 p.m.:         Designing Commercial Systems for Maximum Performance & Profit


Fans of AVAD’s highly-popular Vendopalooza event series will find the presence of promotions, raffles and live product demonstrations a familiar detail at VendoCOMM. The events also include complimentary food and cocktails, and attendees will have the opportunity to win valuable prize giveaways. In addition, free Apple® iTunes gifts cards will be awarded to the first 50 attendees that sign in.


Following the premiere launch of VendoCOMM in Gaithersburg, Md., three additional North American cities will play host to this extraordinary commercial trade show tour: Bellevue, Wash. on September 10, Smyrna, Ga. on November 5 and Dallas, Tex. on December 5.


For more information on VendoCOMM, please visit http://vendocomm.tumblr.com/. To RSVP for any of the events or contact an AVAD associate, please send an email to vendocomm@avad.com or call 800-760-4707.


For more information on AVAD, please visit http://www.avad.com in the US or http://www.avadcanada.ca in Canada. Connect with AVAD on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for news on the latest promotions and news.




As part of the Specialty Solutions Division, AVAD, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro, provides integrators access to the industry’s top products and integrated solutions for residential and commercial video, audio, lighting control, content management, whole-home and business automation and control, as well as digital signage and commercial solutions and design services. AVAD offers the broadest consumer electronics and home and business automation portfolio in North America. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools and technical support and services integrators need to grow their businesses. With 23 locations throughout North America, AVAD offers local, hands-on access to the latest products and trainings, as well as free support services including system design and technical support.

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