AVB Summit Summons Top Industry Speakers

Education series spans cybersecurity to succulent in-store events

By Alan Wolf, YSN

This month’s AVB Summit in Las Vegas will be serving up a smorgasbord of top-flight industry speakers to satisfy every retail taste and help members “Win.”

From streamlining operations with AI to cooking up in-store events for your luxury clientele, attendees looking to learn at Summit 2024 can choose from a gangbuster cluster of education sessions.

Can’t-miss Summit education classes will include:

  • Ziv Fass, CEO of BrandSource partner Package.ai and frequent YSN columnist, on how AI can streamline deliveries and supercharge your sales and margins
  • Stephen Dale, director of training at Power Selling Pros, on turning your call center into a profit center 
  • Chef Andrew Forlines, culinary appliance specialist at The Appliance Academy, on planning, promoting and executing high-level in-store events
  • Thomas Richards, CMO of cybersecurity experts Ninjio, on protecting your business from ransomware
  • Lee and Terry Resnick, principals of the Resnick Succession Group, on succession and estate planning

And of course AVB’s own in-house experts will be on hand to share best practices and practical know-how, including:

  • Eric Hunter, GM of marketing, on scaling your business to the $5 million revenue mark
  • Chris Swift, director of digital strategy, on pushing your company to the next revenue level
  • Daniel Abramson, managing lead of HRSource, on providing customers with a “wow” experience

Topping it all off will be AVB CEO Jim Ristow’s traditional State of the Union address at the Monday morning General Session, followed by Summit keynoter and “serial entrepreneur” Jesse Itzler, who will share the secrets of his extraordinary business success.

The Summit itself is set for March 24-27 at Harrah’s/Caesar’s Forum in Las Vegas. There, under the shared theme of “Win,” BrandSource and its ProSource, NEAG and Intercounty affiliates will present the latest industry intelligence, display the newest furniture, appliance and tech products and, like the name of the venue, provide a forum for members to exchange best practices and forge a common bond.

To view the full agenda and to register for the show, click here.

YSN publisher AVB BrandSource is the nation’s largest merchandising and marketing co-op for independent appliance, mattress, furniture and CE dealers.

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