ProSource Has Big Plans for Summit

Awards, seminars and exhibitors aplenty at the Las Vegas show

By Alan Wolf

BrandSource tech affiliate ProSource has set a busy slate for next month’s Summit 2022 in Las Vegas (March 6-9), which will run concurrently with the annual AVB event.

According to Dave Workman, president/CEO of the A/V and integration group, the Summit’s theme of “Own It” celebrates a return to face-to-face networking, and ProSource’s three educational initiatives: ProSource Academy, ProSource University and the Lighting Technology Certification program.

“Peer-to-peer dialogue, ProSource education initiatives, and networking events are a hallmark of the Summit,” Workman noted. “The anticipated record attendance of ProSource members and greater-than-ever vendor participation reflect the pent-up enthusiasm for building relationships that are an investment in the future success of the business.”

The group’s educational focus will be further sharpened with a series of seminars, panels and presentations, beginning with a keynote address on creating a culture of greatness, presented by featured speaker Galen Emanuele.

Also on the agenda is a session on leadership, led by certified executive coach Paul Krismer; a best practices panel on forging lighting liaisons with builders, designers, architects and electricians moderated by ProSource lighting consultant David Warfel; and separate roundtables on supercharging your sales department and scaling your business for growth.

Highlighting the itinerary is group’s Member of the Year Awards, which will be bestowed upon five ProSource members for their participation within the group, their support of group brands, conducting business in a manner that stands as an example to other members, and industry recognition.

The honorees will include:

  • Total Home Technologies, Keith Harrison, CEO
  • Technology Interiors, Rick Goren, President
  • SoundVision, Mark DiPietro, Managing Partner 
  • Elite Automation & Technology, Justin Carter and Jessica Carter, Owners
  • Pacific Audio & Communications, Phil Mulligan and Pat Mulligan, Owners

“We extend our heartiest congratulations to each of the 2021 Members of the Year, honor their ability to evolve and adapt to the rapid changes in technology and market trends, and applaud the investment they have made in their people to create a winning team,” Workman said.

ProSource is also looking forward to taking up residence at the Caesar’s Forum Conference Center, a new venue for both buying groups that allows for an expanded expo floor where attendees will have the unique opportunity to meet with top vendor-partner executives, the group said.

For more information on Summit 2022, visit AVBevents.com/summit.

BrandSource, a unit of YSN publisher AVB Inc., is a nationwide buying group for independent appliance, furniture, mattress, and CE dealers.