21st Century Distributing Shakes Things Up with First-ever Dealer Roadshow

21st Century Distributing, a consumer electronics distributor serving the Southeast, announced today the schedule for their first-ever mobile demo, Integration Innovation Roadshow, which will hit six major regional cities before concluding with an exhibition at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX).

“Each year we look forward to reconnecting with customers, while providing value-added resources that truly help our dealers and specialty professionals improve and organically grow their businesses,” said Don Vicini, owner of 21st Century Distributing. “The Integration Innovation Roadshow is taking this mission to a whole new level. Alongside the ability to share exciting new products and inventive installation techniques, this tour will provide the perfect atmosphere for a genuine discussion surrounding the benefits presented by the smart home and IoT – a major growth opportunity for the channel.”

Beginning in May, the 21st Century Distributing team will take to the streets, alongside a specially-constructed demo station, that will serve up a comprehensive look at some of the hottest products and tech solutions shaping the CE marketplace. Consisting of ten, 4’x8’ interactive side panels, the mobile demo unit will showcase a number of devices from key vendors including: Diamond Sponsors Vanco and CoreBrands as well as secondary sponsors 2GIG, Alarm.com, Elk, JVC, Kwikset, LiftMaster, Milestone, New Leaf Warranties, ProMounts, Resolution Products, RTI and Sonance. Together, the brands form a valuable ecosystem, while providing attendees with some valuable face time with major manufacturers. Most importantly, attendees will have the opportunity to test and handle the products first-hand, exploring their interoperability and uncovering new opportunities to supplement and bolster businesses.

In an effort to enhance the dealer experience, 21st Century Distributing adjusted show hours and added a cocktail networking session to conclude each event. Demos will run from 2PM to 7PM EST each day, followed by the cocktail hour from 7PM to 9PM EST, allowing local dealers the flexibility to attend when it is most convenient to their schedules.

The 21st Century Distributing 2015 Integration Innovation Roadshow will take place at the following locations:

  • Orlando, FL – May 28, 2015
  • Jacksonville, FL – May 29, 2015
  • Atlanta, GA – June 2, 2015
  • Nashville, TN – June 4, 2015
  • Charlotte, NC – June 9, 2015
  • Raleigh, NC – June 12, 2015
  • ESX, Baltimore, MD – June 25-26, 2015

Wrapping the tour, 21st Century Distributing will head to Baltimore, MD to exhibit at Electronics Security Expo (ESX). ESX presents multiple opportunities for the group to reach new dealers as well as a highly-trafficked platform to expose their vendors to a larger audience, encompassing the realm of security.

“We put a lot of thought into the creation of this roadshow,” said Vanessa Zitzmann, marketing and sales coordinator for 21st Century Distributing. “From adjusting the event times to be cognizant of career schedules, to partnering with some of the most popular brands, we’ve taken dealer feedback to heart and used customer insight to form this modular program. Dealers are the bread and butter of our business; we are dedicated to being a trusted partner and valuable resource.”


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