There won’t be anything easy in the Big Easy for the upcoming Azione Unlimited “New Dreams in New Orleans” spring conference taking place March 28-30. The buying group released the agenda for the event, which will focus on difficult issues such as accelerated growth in key areas like lighting and managing business during the supply chain crisis.
“What would an Azione conference be like without a fantastic program designed around building relationships between vendors and dealers, having fun, and sharing ideas,” says Azione Unlimited President Richard Glikes. “People have been trapped in their offices, and the energy will explode with smiling faces and new initiatives that power Azione dealers to new heights of profitability.”
Themed around “New Dreams,” the Azione Unlimited conference focuses on what the future portends for the Azione custom integration-focused dealer and vendor community. Conversations on the impact of selling lighting, navigating supply chain issues, and where the industry is headed are cornerstones of some of the discussions.
The event will also feature small group meetings and keynotes from TheCoTeam CEO Chris Smith, Josh.ai CEO Alex Capecelatro, One FireFly CEO Ron Callis, and LK & Associates Director of Sales & Business Development Jason Sayen. Each of the small group meetings — member-led group discussions between 12 to 15 dealer members — provide critical insights into developing KPIs, managing profit & loss sheets, assessing labor rates, empowering teams, and emerging tech.
The conference also invites dealers to think about their businesses through the lens of renowned keynote speaker Stacey McKibbin as she focuses on elevating middle management, evaluating their profit formula, and executing both short- and long-term success. The Consilio CEO will lead a handful of small group meetings and present succinct 15-minute keynotes to grow business, retain employees, and open communication for a more productive business.
The Azione Unlimited conference will also take full advantage of the lively New Orleans backdrop, hosting cocktail parties across the French Quarter and a group dinner at the world-renown Antoine’s. The conference will also continue its Dining with Dealers experience in which vendor members are able to host smaller dinners across the city to builder deeper relationships with dealer members.
“I love the idea of focusing on ‘new dreams’ and Azione’s ability to consistently launch innovative initiatives,” Glikes says. “Our national conference is loaded with strategies around professional development, unique economical marketing to affluent clients, and building relationships with similar complementary industry executives. We can’t wait to turn these ideas into action as our community continues to grow, share, trust, and prosper.”