PowerHouse Alliance Member Sees Record Attendance at 5th Annual BBQ Bash
Both dealers and manufactures raved about the value offered by Ui Supplies’ BBQ bash and trade show.
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CLIFTON, N.J. — Ui Supplies, a value-added regional distributor of name-brand consumer and specialty electronics for the metro New York/tri-state region and member of the PowerHouse Alliance, brought together over 300 dealers and 40 manufacturers for its fifth annual BBQ bash and trade show here on August 3.
The annual event provides the opportunity for the dealers and manufacturers to connect to advance their product knowledge, learn new trends and plan for the year ahead, according to the company.
“2017 represents our fifth year in business, so we wanted a standout event. It was a jam-packed day of demos, trainings, giveaways, deals and delicious eats for our dealers that showed up in record numbers,” says Ui Supplies CEO Matthew Weil. “We’re proud to have accomplished a worthy celebration of our fifth anniversary thanks to our dedicated team and our vendor partners.”
The day included on-site manufacturer trainings, including Cleerline SSF Fiber Termination, Dolby Atmos by Yamaha, Commercial Applications by Harman, MSE Audio and LG.
“Offering education sessions is one of the best ways we can support our dealer businesses and help their staff excel,” says Alan Malowitz, Ui Supplies executive vice president. “By introducing dealers to new product categories and providing them with a thorough understanding of the most relevant technologies, they are able to expand their business and provide leading-edge solutions, plus a higher level of service to their customers.”
Dealers were enthusiastic about the event, praising the ability to give feedback to factory reps about their specific needs and how they may be able to help.
“The Annual BBQ and Trade Show highlighted top-tier brands that support the custom installation channel,” says Barry Schurr, COO of Osbee Industries. “The event allowed my staff to interact with manufacturer representatives from top brands as well as network with their counterparts in the industry. Ui Supplies really understands how to service our business and their team of professionals makes doing business with them easy and rewarding.”
Manufacturer representatives echoed the positive experiences, praising the opportunity to speak to a large number of resellers and integrators in one place.
“The dealers that I spoke with had nothing but praise for the Ui Supplies team,” says Scott Ashbaugh, director of sales, Core Brands. “The annual BBQ and trade show was extremely well attended and I was busy from the beginning all the way to the end of the day, making our investment in time and money was well worth it.”
View images from the successful event in the slideshow above.
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