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AVAD to Launch 23-City Tour to Meet with Dealers

Over the next several weeks AVAD will be touring the U.S. and Canada to show dealers some of the top new products from companies including Lutron, Samsung and Bose.

Lutron starts a 23-city tour on Tuesday, Oct. 28 in New York, Dallas, San Diego and Ft. Lauderdale, and it ends the tour on Nov. 12 in Atlanta, Seattle and Toronto.
Robert Archer · October 23, 2014

AVAD LLC, a North American distributor that supports custom electronics professionals, has announced the start of its 2014 Opportunity Tour. This multi-city tour is comprised of a series of one-night-only events designed to bring integrators the best new selling strategies and exclusive deals to put them into effect in their businesses.

The fourth annual Opportunity Tour will introduce the latest solutions from Bose, Lutron, Samsung and Samsung Professional product lines. To highlight the product introductions, the distributor will align the products with new sales strategies and limited-time promotions solely available to dealers who attend the tour.

AVAD starts each event with a short welcome reception at 5:30 p.m., and each tour stop will include breakout sessions focused on strategies for selling key product categories in residential and commercial integration. The evening will include a dinner buffet as well as a question and answer session.

“The AVAD Opportunity Tour allows us to collaborate with dealers all across the United States and Canada and give them something that will translate into resources to make their customers happy,” says Jim Annes, vice president and general manager of AVAD. “We have consistently found that integrators that take us up on these opportunities for education and support are elevating their businesses and coming back next year to tell us how it has worked. When a program like this produces results, we’re happy to keep delivering that success driver.”

Dealers can find their local AVAD branch here. Tour stops include:

  • Tue., Oct. 28: New York metro area, Dallas, San Diego and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Wed., Oct. 29: Chicago, Houston, Irvine, Calif. and Charlotte, N.C.
  • Tue., Nov. 4: Washington D.C. metro area, Scottsdale, Ariz. and Los Angeles
  • Wed., Nov. 5: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Denver and Livermore, Calif.
  • Thur., Nov. 6: St. Louis, San Jose, Calif., Northern New Jersey and Calgary (Canada)
  • Tue., Nov. 11: Boston and Nashville, Tenn.
  • Wed., Nov. 12: Atlanta, Seattle and Toronto (Canada)

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at

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