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Almo Professional A/V’s E4 AV Tour Heads for Chicago

Philadelphia, PA — March 2, 2010 — With two successful events already completed, Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing audiovisual distributor, is bringing its traveling E4 AV Tour to Chicago on April 7. Registration is open and will include a line up of new and refined courses that offer its partners complementary InfoComm CTS renewal units and other valuable information to help them stay profitable and thrive in 2010.

The E4 AV tour, which debuted last December in New York City and stopped last month in Anaheim, Calif., is a full-day program that allows partners to earn valuable InfoComm International CTS Renewal Units (RUs) while networking with the industry’s top manufacturers. The E4 AV event can also be accessed on demand during and after each event for instructor videos, copies of the course presentations, video product reviews and live Twitter updates.

“Our Anaheim event brought together more than 250 partners, many of whom left with CTS renewal units in hand,? said Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V. “Attendee feedback continues to be extremely positive and a critical way for us to strengthen our show agenda. Our goal is to make the E4 event an educational and worthwhile professional experience for everyone involved.?

“The E4 event proved to be one of the most influential events for me to continue seeking education,? according to Edwin Santos of ATK Services. “I really was not expecting this event to make such a huge impact on my professional life, but it did.?

“E4 provides an excellent way to keep you updated on the new products and interact with manufacturer reps on a one-on-one basis,? said Doug Wilson of House of Sound and Video. “The sessions gave me insight on the new trends, and the venue was well-planned.?
Video comments from participating vendors, presenters and attendees also can be viewed here.
E4 Chicago will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Training sessions include:

• “This Economy Sucks – What YOU Can Do to Grow? – 1.5 CTS RUs
Gary Kayye, CTS, Chief Visionary, Kayye Consulting, Inc.

• “AV-IT Convergence – Audio and Video Over IP? – 2 CTS RUs

• “Digital Signage for Sales Professionals? – 2 CTS RUs

• “Projection Screens: The Science, Design and Application? – 1.5 CTS RU
Alan Brawn, Brawn Consulting

• “Digital Signage Revenue Past the Install: NEC’s Revolutionary Business Platform for the Digital Out-of-Home Market? – Dealer Authorization Session
Greg Patrick, Account Manager, NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.

• “Using Performance Standards as a Business Strategy? – 1.5 CTS RUs
Paul Streffon, MBA, CTS-D, CTS-I, InfoComm Academy Staff Instructor

• “Video Wall Basics: Technologies and Applications? – 1 CTS RU
Alan Brawn, Brawn Consulting

• “Success Strategies for Selling Interactive Whiteboards?
Hitachi Software Training Team

Along with the opportunity to earn InfoComm CTS RUs, Almo’s E4 AV Tour affords partners coveted one-on-one time with the industry’s top manufacturers, including NEC, Panasonic, Samsung, Canon, LG, Sanyo, Hitachi, Sharp and others. For more information, go to www.e4avtour.com.

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About Almo Professional A/V
Founded in 2009, Almo Professional A/V is the nation’s fastest growing distributor serving the needs of professional audiovisual integrators, dealers and consultants. With a highly skilled sales team, reseller education programs, 12 distribution centers across the U.S. and product lines specifically for the Pro A/V channel, customers can expect the full distribution experience on a local and a personal level.

The entire Almo Professional A/V sales team is Infocomm-trained, and the vast majority is CTS-certified. The team is also the first to complete the Digital Signage Certified Expert program. Almo Professional A/V teams with InfoComm International to offer certified courses that enable partners to stay ahead. At the same time, the division works with industry vendors to bring live and online product training opportunities directly to channel partners.

Almo Professional A/V distributes all the leading displays and peripherals, with new manufacturers and products being added each day. Markets served include bar and restaurant, corporate, digital signage, education, government, healthcare, home theater, hospitality, house of worship, and rental & staging.

Almo Professional A/V is a division of Almo Corp., the nation’s leading independent distributor of consumer electronics and major appliances. For more information about Almo Professional A/V, please call 410-560-2890 or go to www.almoproav.com. Almo Professional A/V can also be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/almoproav.

*All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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