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CES 2022: Be There, Or Be There Online 

CES 2022 will be a hybrid show that's in-person in Las Vegas and online, with 1,600 exhibitors and a vaccine mandate per the CTA's CES Unveiled event last night.
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On With the Show: CES 2022 Preview Q&A

What’s happening at CES 2022 in January? We spoke with Jean Foster, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), to find out. 
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21st Century Distributing Hosts 2021 Virtual Roadshow

The arcade-themed 2021 Virtual Roadshow event hosted by 21st Century Distributing featured a slew of product demos, trainings, and business growth seminars.
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Hymas Sets Refreshing Tone at 2021 NATM Vendor Conference

At the 2021 Vendor Conference, NATM President Scott Hymas focuses on "the best of times" and reminds retailers to be thankful for all that has gone right over the past 18 months.
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Nationwide Launches Free, All-Access Virtual PrimeTime

Did you miss Nationwide PrimeTime in Nashville last month? You're in luck: The buying group just launched a free, on-demand version of the event that's even open to non-members.
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Sony 4K and LG 8K OLED TVs Win 2021 TV Shootout

The results of the 2021 TV ShootOut are in, with Sony and LG sweeping up the 4K and 8K categories, respectively.
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Tech Up For Women Emphasizes Diversity As the Key to Growth

The future of technology growth will depend ona diverse group of leaders, thinkers, and creators. It was just one of many topics discussed at last week's week's IFA and Tech Up For Women online conference.

SHIFTx Focuses on Tech’s Role in the Future of Mobility

The SHIFTx conference focused on solutions around the future of mobility, everything from e-bikes to autonomous cars. Here are the highlights.
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CEDIA Expo Returns This Week

CEDIA Expo 2021 begins this week. Despite some exhibitors pulling out, more than 10,000 technology integrators, designers, and construction professionals will still attend and meet with the show's more than 300 exhibitors.
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BrandSource Unveils Omnichannel and HR Tools at 2021 Convention

BrandSource CEO Jim Ristow kicked off the AVB buying group's 2021 "Double Down" convention by announcing new member tools for HR and omnichannel optimization.
Nationwide PrimeTime President and CMA Tom Hickman

Tom Hickman on the First In-Person Nationwide PrimeTime in 18 Months

Tom Hickman shares his thoughts on the first in-person Nationwide PrimeTime since February 2020, along with a few other topics from this week's show in Nashville.
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ADC and Nationwide Discuss Their New Partnership in This Exclusive Interview

Nationwide and ADC announced a new partnership earlier this week. While at Nationwide PrimeTime, we sat down with ADC CEO Ken Miele, ADC Facilitator Kenneth Kohn, and Nationwide EVP of Membership Patrick Maloney for an exclusive interview.
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Nationwide Marketing Group Partners with ADC

Nationwide Marketing Group today announced its alignment with Appliance Dealers Cooperative (ADC) to create a market-leading purchasing program for its members.
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What to Expect at Berlin Photo Week 2021

In an interview with Dealerscope, Berlin Photo Week CEO Wolfgang Heinen explains why the photo industry needs to expand its focus beyond hardware and software.

CE China 2021 Canceled Due to COVID Concerns

CE China, the annual trade show that connects international electronics and appliance brands with some of the biggest retailers in Asia, has been canceled due to COVID-related travel restrictions.
Nationwide to Offer Health Insurance Plan

Nationwide and Lockton Affinity to Offer Health Insurance Program for Independent...

Nationwide Marketing Group announced its partnership with insurance brokerage firm Lockton Affinity to create an affordable health insurance program for independent retailers.
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Country Music Stars Little Big Town To Take Stage at Nationwide...

Nationwide Marketing Group has announced that GRAMMY Award-winning country group Little Big Town will perform as part of the upcoming PrimeTime.

The Pros and Cons of Virtual Events

IFA Director Dirk Koslowski talks about the future of trade shows, and why virtual events just don't cut it, at the Alibaba.com Online Trade Show Summer.
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IFA 2021 Canceled Due to Pandemic Uncertainty

Citing concerns around new variants of COVID-19, the slower-than-expected distribution of vaccines, and the ensuing uncertainty of travel conditions for attendees, Messe Berlin and gfu Consumer & Home Electronics GmbH today announced that IFA 2021 will not be held in September. “We did not take this decision lightly,” said Messe Berlin CEO Martin Ecknig. “However, the health and safety of everybody has to be absolutely paramount.”
BrandSource returns to Nashville for live convention in August

BrandSource 2021 Convention Will Be In Person

In August 2021, buying co-op BrandSource will hold its first in-person convention since March 2020 at Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.
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Nationwide Resumes Its Official In-Person Group Gatherings

Nationwide Marketing Group returns to live events on May 25th with the Regional Member Meeting in Dallas, NWG's first in-person gathering since February 2020.
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Vaccinated Americans All Clear to Attend IFA 2021

Five months ahead of IFA 2021, president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen announced that travel restrictions will be easing for fully vaccinated Americans.
CES 2022 Las Vegas

CES to Make its Las Vegas Return in 2022

CTA announced that CES will make its long-awaited return to Las Vegas from Jan. 5-8, 2022. The show will welcome both in-person and virtual attendees. Media days are set to take place ahead of the show from Jan. 3-4, 2022.

IFA 2021 Returns to Berlin in Full Force

IFA Berlin, the world's leading event for consumer electronics and appliances, has announced its plan to return to its standard event format as a full-scale, real-life event on the fairgrounds of Messe Berlin from September 3-7, 2021.
SXSW AR, VR, XR in Retail

Pandemic Ushers In a New Era of Immersive AR/VR Retail

At the virtual SXSW, panels about business and technology included one focused on the role of AR, VR, and XR in retail’s post-pandemic future.
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Nationwide Marketing Group Joins the Las Vegas Market Live Experience

Nationwide Marketing Group already has a few successful virtual events under their belt and they are keeping that momentum going with the first-ever Las Vegas Market Live virtual experience for the independent retail channel.
SXSW Virtual 2021

SXSW 2021: Audio Is Hot Again

SXSW panel focuses on a much broader category that now includes high-res streaming services and apps like Clubhouse and Calm.
BrandSource Summit 21

BrandSource Summit: Age of Connection

Retailers who succeeded in 2020 mastered omnichannel strategies; BrandSource members recorded a nearly 30 percent increase in business.
Nationwide Marketing Group Virtual PrimeTime

Nationwide’s 2nd Virtual PrimeTime Saw Sizable Gains

Under the theme "Better. Faster. Stronger.," Nationwide Marketing Group hosted its second Virtual PrimeTime event that was equal parts educational and opportunistic.
BrandSource will begin its virtual Summit 21 tomorrow, March 23, featuring product training, education sessions, unique lunch-and-learn, as well as fun social hours.

BrandSource ‘Doubles Down’ for Informative, Interactive Summit 21

BrandSource begins its virtual "Double Down" Summit tomorrow, March 23. The marketing and merchandising group for independent furniture, appliance and consumer tech dealers will host a three-day event, featuring product info, industry updates as well as education and training sessions. It will utilize a interactive interfaces to enable chatting and initiate discussion.
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Consumer Spending to Rise, Says Virtual PrimeTime Economist

Presenter House described a U.S. economy benefiting from “tailwinds” such as increased vaccine distribution, falling COVID case numbers, and the cumulative effect of the government stimulus packages.
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Virtual PrimeTime: Digital Is Here to Stay, Says Nationwide’s Hickman

Nationwide's Tom Hickman delivered a Virtual PrimeTime speech that stressed the importance of digital savvy for retailers now and even after the pandemic.
Virtual PrimeTime Strategies for Selling to Women

Strategies for Selling to Women Spotlighted at Virtual PrimeTime

At Virtual PrimeTime, author Bridget Brennan shared some of the top motivators for female consumers, and how members can best leverage them.
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Virtual PrimeTime Talk Focuses on Disruption as Opportunity

Virtual PrimeTime members were served some powerful advice about turning adversity into opportunity – particularly germane in wake of what has perhaps been the most disruptive year ever for their businesses.

Harnessing the Power of Google for Retail Success

On a special episode of the Independent Thinking Podcast hosted live from Nationwide’s Virtual PrimeTime, Patrick Tam, Strategic Partner Manager at Google, discussed digital trends as they relate to retail and the ways retailers can use Google’s suite of tools to stay ahead of them.
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Nationwide Virtual PrimeTime Examines COVID-19 Effect on Customer Journey

At his Virtual PrimeTime walkthrough, Nationwide VP of Marketing Rob White helped members understand the journey of the digital shopper during COVID-19 and beyond.
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Nationwide’s Wrede Projects ‘Continued Momentum’ in 2021 Appliance Sales

Members viewing the Virtual PrimeTime show heard that their appliance sales were robust, and were predicted to stay that way.
Nationwide Marketing Group Virtual PrimeTime

Nationwide Leads by Example with Digital Emphasis at Virtual PrimeTime

Nationwide Marketing Group opened the virtual doors today to its second-ever Virtual PrimeTime show. Running March 16-18, Nationwide will once again host a variety of educational sessions, business and networking opportunities, and exciting giveaways for free to its members.
CE China 2021 returns to show floor format

Galanz, Konka, and Whirlpool Among Exhibitors at CE China 2021

Looking to break into the Chinese and Pan-Asia retail market? Then head on over to Guangzhou, China, where CE China 2021 will take place, booths and all, this September.
Dana Carvey coming to Virtual PrimeTime

Dana Carvey to Make Virtual PrimeTime Appearance

Funnyman Dana Carvey will interview Nationwide Marketing Group President and Chief Member Advocate Tom Hickman at the second installment of Virtual PrimeTime
BrandSource Summit 21

BrandSource Summit 21 Gets Social From a Distance

Building on its digital debut last summer, BrandSource is adding even more interactive social events throughout the duration of Summit 21 because as the group puts it, "all work and no play can make any convention a dull trade show."
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Leica and Punk Rock to Share Arena at Berlin Photo Week

Berlin Photo Week (BPW) will kick off in August with a Leica-curated exhibit featuring three photographers: Herlinde Koelbl, Donata Wenders, and Xiomara Bender. Held at Arena Berlin, the exhibit will also include a spotlight on the aesthetics of punk rock.
Tech Up For Women IFA 2021 Berlin

IFA Partners with Tech Up for Women

IFA has announced a partnership with Global Training Events Group to host its first-ever Tech Up For Women Conference in Berlin. The conference will cover a range of topics and will be available for both in-person and virtual attendees.
The Shift to Virtual Events

The Lowdown on Virtual Events

The success of a virtual event lies jointly in the hands of hosts and attendees.
IFA Special Edition 2020

Global Brands Eager to Unveil Major Innovations at IFA 2021

IFA, the world's most significant trade show for consumer tech and home electronics is returning from September 3-7, 2021. As always, that IFA platform will allow global brands to present their latest innovations and inspiring industry insights.
Nationwide Marketing Group Virtual PrimeTime

Registration Opens for Nationwide’s Second Virtual PrimeTime

The Spring edition of Virtual PrimeTime will build upon the success of the Fall show, which saw more than 3,200 attendees from 1,300 member companies – including 369 first-time PrimeTime attendees.
NRF 2021 Retail

NRF 2021 – Retail Evolution: Thriving Virtually Anywhere

While stores have been swift to adapt to COVID’s challenges, they must pay attention to improving fulfillment, developing sustainable systems and right-sizing their real estate.
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BrandSource Opens Registration for Summit 21

This year's theme: ‘Double Down’ on multichannel initiatives
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CTA’s Shapiro Caps ‘Remarkable’ 2021 CES; Talks of a Hybrid 2022...

CTA's Shapiro characterized the newly realized CES format as a "remarkable show"
Dealerscope IMPACT Award Winners 2021

Presenting: The 2021 Dealerscope IMPACT Award Winners

Dealerscope’s annual IMPACT Awards were designed to recognize exceptional products in the consumer electronics industry that are innovative, practical and helping to drive sales on the showroom floor and online. With that in mind, we proudly present to you the 2021 IMPACT Award winners.
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Panasonic Showcases its Resiliency, Spirit, and Adaptability at CES 2021

Despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Panasonic created products that addressed the changing needs of consumers and retailers alike while also making it a priority to give back to the community.
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Nationwide Marketing Group to Resume Virtual PrimeTime Format for March Show

Building on the momentum of its first virtual show, Nationwide has announced that its spring PrimeTime event will return in virtual format from March 16-18, 2021.
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CTA Unveils CES 2021 Digital Venue

CTA previewed its all-digital platform for the 2021 CES, revealing what attendees will experience Jan. 11-14.
CES Innovation Awards

CTA Announces CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honorees

The CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products across 28 product categories.
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BrandSource To Revisit Virtual Format for Summit 2021

AVB/BrandSource is returning to the Internet for its first major trade event of next year: Summit 2021.
Tech Up For Women Conference

Tech Up for Women Virtual Event Features Power Talks

The annual forum designed to inform its audience about empowerment opportunities for women in all walks of business was held as a virtual event this week.

Exploring Immersive Opportunities at Tech Up For Women Virtual Event

Tech Up for Women held their fourth annual Tech Up For Women conference, this time online due to the pandemic, rather than at New York’s Javits Center.
IFA 2020 Special Edition

IFA 2020 Special Edition Receives “Thumbs Up” From Attendees/Participants

IFA 2020 event gets encouraging feedback from live participants whom also show a remarkable willingness to participate in the IFA 2021 event.

Dealerscope Insider Talk Welcomes Tech Up For Women Co-founder Kathy Murray

With perhaps the perfect backdrop of having our country newly elect the first female Vice President ever, Publisher Tony Monteleone and Editor-in-Chief Nancy Klosek welcomed as their Dealerscope Insider Kathy Murray, Co-founder and Advisor of Tech Up For Women.

Berlin Photo Week 2021: Igniting Fireworks in the Imaging Industry

Enthusiasm builds for Berlin Photo Week 2021, as creative artists and media companies, politicians and celebrities will take part, as well as thousands of visitors on site and millions online who love images and image creation.
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Ron’s Lumber & Home Center Wins Nationwide’s $100,000 Store Makeover

Nationwide Marketing Group awarded its store-makeover prize, drawn at the Virtual PrimeTime convention, to Ron’s Lumber & Home Center, Howe, Okla.
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Nationwide’s Virtual PrimeTime Draws Record-Setting Member Engagement

Nationwide's Virtual PrimeTime show drew nearly 1,300 member companies who left the show fully prepped for the holidays.
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Nationwide Virtual PrimeTime Wraps Up on a Singer’s Inspirational Note

In closing remarks, Kris Kuester gave a rousing and inspirational account of his personal life journey replete with life lessons – and business lessons – for Nationwide’s retailers.

Good Vibes All Around, at Nationwide Virtual PrimeTime Event

Using the tagline “Outwork. Outwit. Outwin,” Nationwide’s first ever all-virtual PrimeTime event ended with a feeling that all of their members have done exactly that, during what’s been an extremely challenging 2020.
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Visiting Podium’s Virtual Booth, at Nationwide Virtual’s Expo

Podium, an online messaging platform available to Nationwide dealers – all based in contactless texting - was one booth we visited.
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HTSA Virtual Conference: Keynoter Esterly Inspires Embrace of Change

A keynote speech by Chief Learning Architect Keith Esterly recommended formulation of forward-thinking goals and communication of same clearly to staff.

Nationwide Virtual PrimeTime Kicks Off Under “We’re Here to Help” Message

While the pandemic cast just a bit of a cloud over the proceedings, Hickman’s State of the Union set a positive tone as the aforementioned online successes for independent retailers has opened up new doors for innovative digital marketing strategies – perfect timing for the Q4 holiday selling season.
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HTSA Virtual Conference Launches Into 3 Days of Learning

The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) took to cyberspace Monday, launching its first-ever virtual conference

Designers/Installers Turn NJ Showhouse Into Smart Tech Wonder

The Trovers and Petrill collaborated on one of the 10,000 square foot mansion’s 34 rooms to showcase their work and the trio produced a room that wonderfully showcased a perfect blend of their specific talents.
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Snap Pro Live Event Highlight: Control4 Chime Video Doorbell’s Unveiling

During its Snap Pro Live virtual event Oct. 13 – the forum for new product and program intros for the company’s integrator customers – SnapAV introduced and said it would begin immediately to ship the Control4 Chime Video Doorbell.
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Nationwide Announces $100K Store Makeover Giveaway

As part of its Virtual PrimeTime show in two weeks, Nationwide Marketing Group is giving away a $100,000 store makeover – which Nationwide says it believes is the single largest prize ever awarded to an independent retailer.
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2020 CEDIA Award Winners Honored

CEDIA has announced the winners of 2020 CEDIA Awards in the Americas region, Global honorees, and manufacturers.

Insider Talk: How TechDay Aims to ‘Democratize Access to Success’

Walter Charnizon, founder and president of TechDay HQ, who has for the last nine years, produced single-day, high-intensity trade shows in New York, Los Angeles and London, was the guest for the Sept. 30 Facebook Live edition of Dealerscope Insider Talk.
Azione Absolute

Azione Digital Fall Conference Runs Oct. 13-15

Azione Unlimited, The Smart Home Association, has announced the Azione Absolute Fall Conference. Replacing the association’s typical in-person conference, this three-day digital event running...
Blue Light Summit 2020

Dell, HP, Lenovo & Acer to Announce Eyesafe Products at Blue...

Eyesafe, UnitedHealthcare Vision and TÜV Rheinland Group will welcome Dell, HP, Lenovo and Acer, among other companies, to the Blue Light Summit 2020, to be held virtually on Oct. 15, 2020.
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GM Chairman, CEO Mary Barra to Keynote at CES 2021

GM Chairman, CEO Mary Barra’s Keynote at the 2021 CES will explore GM's vision and path to an all-electric future.
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CEDIA Launches Career Center

To connect employees with job-seekers, CEDIA has opened the tap on the industry job search and recruiting pipeline with a new tool for jobseekers and employers: the CEDIA Career Center.
CE Summit 2020

CE Summit 2020: Leading Industry Players to Outline the Future of...

The International Consumer Electronics (CE) Summit 2020 by IDG Asia and co-hosted by CE China will bring leading industry players on stage to outline the future of the CE Industry. The event will take place from September 24-25, 2020 in Guangzhou, China.
HTSA Zoom Town Hall

Helping Members Navigate a Pandemic, HTSA Creates New Support Programs &...

Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) is an industry international trade consortium of residential technology retail and custom integration specialists. Like many businesses in...

Vanco CEDIA Intro: Two New AV Streaming, Recording Products

Vanco International LLC, an AV distribution and electronic accessory products manufacturer, introduced two new products for streaming and recording audio and video: the Vanco...
Crestron and Delos

Delos and Crestron Partner on Home Control that Promotes Health and...

Crestron and Delos just announced a new partnership at Crestron Next that is transforming the home space through intelligent scenes designed to help support...
Klipsch CEDIA

Klipsch Intros Real Custom Cinema at CEDIA

Klipsch has been in professional cinema sound for decades and has adapted these speakers to deliver the same cinematic experience for home use. The...

CEDIA Unveils 2020 Best New Products Awards Finalists

The finalists for the 2020 CEDIA Best New Products Awards program in the Americas region have been announced. The honors feature hardware and software...

D-Tools Cloud Unveiled at CEDIA Expo Virtual

D-Tools, Inc., a data-driven system integration software company, has announced valuable new capabilities to its award-winning, D-Tools Cloud platform – a powerful, yet easy-to-implement...

Sony Turns HQs into CEDIA Booth to Show Gamut of CI...

Sony Electronics brought CEDIA Expo Virtual to San Diego this week, with Head of Sales for CI Jeff Goldstein welcoming visitors with a CEDIA...
Crestron NEXT

Crestron NEXT Panel: Why Crestron Home Resonates With Integrators

A Crestron NEXT panel event during CEDIA Expo Virtual this week gave two integrators of different stripes and different business sizes who are signed...
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Legrand Showcases SANUS In-Wall Cable Kit at CEDIA

Legrand’s VP of Marketing Mike Grubb opened up the company’s CEDIA Expo Virtual by stating, “We’re going to miss live interactions this year, but...
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Brilliant’s New Platform Brings Smart Home Experience to Multifamily Properties

Brilliant, a home control and lighting company, has announced at CEDIA a new platform to improve the overall experience of apartment living for residents...
Magna Audio CEDIA Expo

Natural Stones Speaker Series by Magna Audio Intro’d at CEDIA

Magna Audio, a Brazilian Speaker manufacturer, has introduced their Rock Series to the U.S. market at the CEDIA Expo Virtual. The Rock series is...
Kohler CEDIA Expo

Kohler Showcases New Smart Home Innovations at CEDIA Expo Virtual

Kohler Co., a designer and innovator of kitchen and bath products, utilizes the 2020 virtual CEDIA tradeshow to highlight its newest innovations within the...

Liberty AV Introduces Work From Anywhere: Desktop Solutions at CEDIA Expo

Back in March, our homes became our offices practically overnight and many of us were not prepared with the right equipment. To tackle this...
Josh.ai CEDIA

Josh.ai Debuts New Fiji OS, Integrations, and Features at CEDIA Expo...

Josh.ai, a voice control and AI company for the custom integration channel, has announced a multitude of updates at CEDIA Expo 2020 this week....

Sonance, James Loudspeaker Intros at CEDIA Expo Virtual

Sonance took the occasion of CEDIA Expo Virtual to showcase its new Invisible Series of speakers and subwoofers, which was two years in the...
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Samsung Displays: Front & Center at CEDIA Expo Virtual

Samsung at CEDIA Expo Virtual showed off some of the newest display iterations within its residential and commercial portfolios while providing its dealer and...
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iRoom iO Unwraps Latest Docks at CEDIA Expo Virtual

iRoom iO brought its newest wall docking stations to CEDIA Expo Virtual, following its recent merger with Eltako. In the presentation, Chris Lehnen, general...
Liberty AV

Liberty AV Uses CEDIA Expo Virtual to Intro Latest AV Solution

Liberty AV Solution introduced their innovative, professional AV solutions in front of attendees of the CEDIA Expo Virtual event as they demo'd what they...
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HDBaseT Intros HDBaseT SPEC 3.0

The HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry association tasked with promoting and advancing the HDBaseT standard, used the CEDIA Expo Virtual stage to announce what they...
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Leon Demos Several New Products at CEDIA Expo Virtual

Among the products Leon is showcasing at CEDIA Expo Virtual are FrameBar for Samsung The Frame TV: Leveraging the good looks of the popular...
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PureTech Alliance to Partner with Google Nest in Pro Channel

The PureTech Alliance (puretech-alliance.com), a national sales and service organization representing health and wellness technologies across the USA and Puerto Rico, has announced an...
Hisense CEDIA 2020

Hisense Showcases Full Product Lineup at CEDIA 2020

Hisense, a provider of televisions and appliances, showcases its 2020 TV lineup that combines new technologies, such as ULED,  multiple content platforms, and smart...
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CEDIA Establishes CEDIASTRONG Scholarship Fund

CEDIA has just announced the establishment of the CEDIASTRONG Scholarship Fund. The aim, CEDIA says, is to attract new talent to the CI industry and to eliminate financial barriers to arm tomorrow’s workforce with tech and business skills.
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Candidates Slated for 2021-2022 CEDIA Board Openings

The ballot featuring five (5) elected director candidates for the 2021-2022 CEDIA Board of Directors is open. CEDIA is encouraging all global member companies to...
URC Launches New Website/Consumer Marketing Platform at CEDIA

URC Launches New Website/Consumer Marketing Platform at CEDIA

URC, a global smart home automation and control for residential and commercial applications manufacturer, has announced the launch of a new website (www.urc-automation.com) to engage consumers and continue to serve its exclusive dealer network.
CEDIA Cancels 2020 In-Person Tech Summits

CEDIA Cancels 2020 In-Person Tech Summits

CEDIA has just announced that all in-person CEDIA Tech Summits scheduled in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada in 2020 have been canceled. The decision is the result of careful consideration surrounding evolving regulations and safety protocols related to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

IFA 2020 Special Edition: ECOVACS Dr. Anna Golovach

At IFA 2020 Special Edition, ECOVACS is showcasing new top models DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI, DEEBOT OZMO T8 / T8+, the new entry-level models...
CMO John White, offering a virtual marketing update

BrandSource Execs Tout Success Strategies in Face of COVID-19

AVB BrandSource executives, in an online conversation with industry press this week during the group’s first-ever virtual convention, provided an assessment of this new...

IFA 2020 Special Edition: Retailers & Distributors From Over 50 Countries...

“Personal, trustful contact is and remains an essential foundation for successful business relations", said Dirk Koslowski, IFA Director Messe Berlin. In order to support...
As the largest retail buying group in the U.S., Nationwide will celebrate their 50-year anniversary in 2021.

Dealerscope Insider Talk: Nationwide Views Business & Previews PrimeTime

The Aug. 12th episode of the Dealerscope Insider Talk series featured Patrick Maloney, Senior VP of Merchandising, & Melissa Stenson, VP of Member Experience,...
CES 2021 has changed dates to January 11-14, 2021.

CES 2021 Virtual Event Moves to January 11-14

The 2021 CES has announced a date change, now taking place Monday, January 11 through Thursday January 14, 2021. Here is a breakdown of the...

The “Buzz” From IFA 2020 Special Edition Show Floor

From the moment the organizers of the IFA 2020 Special Edition announced they were going ahead with plans for a hybrid physical/virtual event, the...

Hybrid IFA 2020 Special Edition Experience Puts Tech Industry Back on...

IFA 2020 Special Edition: New Type of Hybrid Event Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of the IFA 2020 Special Edition had imposed tight...

Reporting Live from Day 3 of IFA 2020 Special Edition

      On the final day of IFA 2020 Special Edition, Dealerscope had the chance to catch up with a few different companies, and even test...

Closing Remarks on IFA 2020 and What Lies Ahead for 2021

The closing presentation for IFA 2020 Special Edition began with Jens Heithecker expressing gratitude towards the entire IFA team, gfu, the attendees (both in-person...

IFA 2020 Special Edition: More Smart Shellys from Allterco

Allterco Robotics, maker of the Shelly device that makes any product in the home “smart” by using Wi-Fi, was at IFA 2020 Special Edition...

On the Ground Reporting Live from IFA 2020 Special Edition

Dealerscope was on site in Berlin at IFA 2020 Special Edition. We spoke to brands about their latest products and innovations as well as...

Realme Holds Their First Ever Press Event at IFA

Chinese smartphone brand Realme used the IFA 2020 Special Edition platform to hold their first ever press event there. Under the theme “Dare To...
ECOVAC CEO David Qian explains his company’s mission remains, “A robot for every family in the world.”

ECOVACS Intros Latest Robotic Floor Cleaners at IFA Press Event

At the ECOVACS IFA press conference company CEO David Qian opened remotely from China by reminding everyone that the company’s mission remains, “A robot...

Daily IFA Recap Day 2 – IFA 2020 Special Edition

Day 2 was another whirlwind day at IFA 2020 Special Edition and below are a few highlights of the day: LG: “For us, this is a...

Daily IFA Preview Day 3 – IFA 2020 Special Edition

The third and last day of IFA 2020 Special Edition is set to begin, September 5th! Once again, IFA will present global brands, innovative...
CE China 2021 will take place in September at PWTC Expo in Guangzhou.

CE China 2020: Converging Market Insights at CE Summit

CE China - a global IFA event - has adjusted its concept for the year 2020 and will co-host the International Consumer Electronics (CE)...

IFA Special Edition: GfK Data Shows COVID-19 Disruption in Consumer Buying...

Research firm GfK presented an overview at the 2020 IFA Special Edition on trending buying behaviors among European consumers during the COVID-19 period, and...

IFA Next Innovation Engine Boosts New Visions For Tech/Mobility Industry

The IFA NEXT Innovation Engine drives forward the discussions about future concepts and ideas in tech and mobility. Over the course of three days...

IFA 2020 Special Edition: TCL Fields New Video Processor, Tablets, &...

p>The coronavirus, it was clear during IFA 2020 Special Edition, hasn’t done anything to stanch innovation at TCL, which featured some unique introductions for...
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IFA 2020 Special Edition: Sustainability Marks BSH, Bosch Appliances

"Improved quality of life for people at home – that’s our mission to deliver,” said Matthias Ginthum, CMO at BSH Home Appliances Corp. – and...

IFA 2020 Special Edition Opens With a Message: ‘Tech is Back’

IFA, gfu and GfK opened the IFA 2020 Special Edition today expressing their confidence that the tech industry is ready to bounce back from...

IFA 2020 Special Edition: LG Spotlights Next-Gen Home Innovations

At IFA 2020 Special Edition Thursday, LG Electronics (LG) presented a ‘Life’s Good from Home' theme that both gelled with the company’s 'Life’s Good’...

IFA 2020 Special Edition: Daily Preview Day 2

Get ready for the second day of IFA 2020 Special Edition, September 4! Again, show organizers will present major global brands, innovative products, insights...

Huawei at IFA: Committed to Customers, Connected Living

Walter Ji, President of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group (CBG), Europe, painted a picture of commitment to the IFA 2020 Special Edition audience – a...

Haier CEO Fierling Talks Growth, Vision and Forward-Looking Spirit at IFA...

For appliance manufacturer Haier, IFA 2020 Special Edition presented an opportunity to showcase growth, future vision and new innovations, and that was clearly the...

GfK Offers Insights on IFA Day One

In the final press briefing of Day 1 for IFA 2020 Special Edition, Warren Saunders, Northern European Lead at GfK spoke about the global consumer electronic landscape and, of course, how the pandemic is and will continue to affect it.

Qualcomm at IFA: Technology Leads Us Through Difficult Times

Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon once again addressed an IFA keynote at the IFA 2020 Special Edition event.

Daily Recap Day 1 – IFA 2020 Special Edition

IFA 2020 Special Edition had posed the question: Is tech back? Well as Day 1 unfolds, the answer most resoundingly is: You bet it...

IFA Product Technology Innovation Award Winners Announced

Jens Heithecker, IFA Executive Director and Chairman of CE China, announced on the opening day of the IFA 2020 Special Edition in Berlin the...

IFA 2020 Special Edition: GfK & IFA Step Into New Global...

In a world of data overload, disruption and misuse, extracting actionable, structured insights from trillions of data points is key to the success of...

A Pre-IFA Look at Insights & Trends From gfu

A day before the official start of IFA 2020 Special Edition a representative study by gfu Consumer & Home Electronics GmbH presented at the...

It’s IFA EVE as IFA 2020 Special Edition Opens Tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, IFA Special Edition 2020 offers a real hybrid show experience for the tech industry. Being the first onsite trade show for the...

IFA 2020 Special Edition: Ushering in Return to Normal

Dealerscope magazine recently had the opportunity to sit down with IFA Executive Director Jens Heithecker to chat about the thought process behind IFA 2020...

IFA 2020 Special Edition: Ushering in Return to Normal

Running an event like IFA Berlin – with more than XXX,XXX visitors from YY countries every year – is never routine, but this year...

IFA 2020 Special Edition: IFA Xtended Space – a Never-Seen-Before Virtual...

With an all-new digital platform, IFA 2020 Special Edition offers additional valuable access to the event in Berlin for all who are on site...

Register Now for IFA 2020 Special Edition Onsite Experience

Visitors, who join the show onsite, have the opportunity to experience the first global industry gathering since the corona pandemic. Most importantly, IFA 2020...

Fitbit’s Latest at IFA 2020 Special Edition

For German customers IFA 2020 Special Edition also brings an updated look at Fitbit PremiumTM, Fitbit’s subscription service. The new Health Metrics dashboard helps...

HONOR to Launch Products Signifying “New Normal” at IFA 2020 Special...

Honor is going to present exciting new products at the IFA 2020 Special Edition in Berlin. George Zhao, President of HONOR pointed out that...

Ristow Offers Energized Launch of BrandSource Virtual Convention

The second-half independent-retailer-aimed convention circuit got under way on Sunday night, Aug. 30, courtesy of AVB, with CEO Jim Ristow’s State of the Union...

Free Limited-Time Registration Now for IFA 2020 Special Edition

We invite you to be a part of our hybrid experience - and free registration is now open! IFA 2020 Special Edition Xtended Space...

IFA 2020 Special Edition: The “Digital Start-up of the Year” Goes...

On September 4, during IFA 2020 Special Edition, the "Digital Start-up of the Year" will be announced on the Innovation Engine stage. Every year,...

IFA 2020 Special Edition Debuts FUTURE CANDY LAND

FUTURE CANDY LAND will make its public debut at this year's SHIFT Mobility meets IFA NEXT, which takes place as part of the IFA...
CTA Hall of Fame

CTA Names 2020 CT Hall of Fame Honorees & Innovation Entrepreneurs

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced the new class of honorees into its 2020 Consumer Technology (CT) Hall of Fame, created in 2000.

BrandSource Convenes Its First Virtual Convention This Weekend

The BrandSource buying group will throw open the digital doors to its first-ever all-virtual Convention this weekend, leading off what’s proving to be an...

MakakaOnTheRun Intros RFID Anti-Spy-Products at IFA 2020 Special Edition

Tech is all about creativity. The innovation hub SHIFT Mobility meets IFA NEXT sets the corresponding scene. International start-ups and upcoming projects seize the...

IFA Executive Director Dirk Koslowski Talks IFA 2020 Special Edition

Appliance Retailer reporter James Wells recently conducted an exclusive interview with IFA executive director, Dirk Koslowski regarding additional details on the  upcoming IFA 2020 Special...

IFA 2020 Special Edition: Startups Bring Solutions for the Future

IFA NEXT stands for vision, pioneering spirit and future-stimulating ideas. Nearly 30 IFA NEXT exhibitors will present themselves on all three IFA 2020 Special...

Huawei to Present Vision, Commitment at IFA 2020 Special Edition

At the IFA 2020 Special Edition, running from September 3-5, 2020, in Berlin, Walter Ji, President of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group (CBG), Europe, will...

New Visions for Tech, Mobility at IFA NEXT

The IFA NEXT Innovation Engine drives forward the discussions about future concepts and ideas in tech and mobility. Over the course of three days...

National Hardware Show Announces Virtual Show Dates

The National Hardware Show (NHS) has announced the 2020 Show will take place virtually October 12-15, 2020. The first ever National Hardware Virtual Show...

BSH on IFA 2020 SPECIAL EDITION: “Most Important Showcase for Trends,...

One of the world leaders in the home appliances industry, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, is seizing the opportunity of the IFA Global Press Conference as...

IFA 2020 Special Edition: “Important Driving Force” Says EK/servicegroup

This year, the IFA Business, Retail & Meeting Lounges offer efficient meetings in a relaxed atmosphere. EK/servicegroup, as a long-standing partner of IFA, is...

IFA 2020 Special Edition – Tech is Back: Global Brands Ready...

An increasing number of global brands will be exhibiting at the upcoming IFA 2020 Special Edition, which takes place from September 3 to 5,...

IFA 2020 Special Edition: IFA Global Markets Portion of Event Postponed...

Due to persisting travel restrictions from several locations, many companies, especially from the Asian core exhibitors markets, felt they could not effectively participate in...

Florida Audio Expo 2021 Cancelled

With seemingly no end in sight for COVID-19, the team behind the Florida Audio Expo has decided to cancel its 2021 event. The show...

At HKTDC Summer Sourcing Weeks Virtual Fair: How 5G Powers Up...

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) held the Tech Trends Symposium 2020 – The Future of Intelligent Connectivity on July 28, to foster...

Innovations Ahead as SHIFT Mobility Meets IFA NEXT

This year´s IFA 2020 Special Edition offers a true visionary spirit and 'return to business' atmosphere for the tech industry. Show organizers have merged...

ProSource Offers Lighting Technology Certification Program

A/V and integrator buying group ProSource has launched the ProSource Lighting Technology Certification program to help its membership advance their lighting sales. Lighting is a...
Further details regarding the all-digital CES 2021 format will become available as CTA continues to map them out.

CTA on 2021 CES: Not Possible to Safely Gather Over 100,000...

It was simply a case of the perfect storm of factors that led to the announcement the 2021 CES would be an all-digital event....
The 2021 CES will be an all-digital event.

CES 2021 Moves to an All-Digital Experience

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® has announced CES 2021®  — January 6-9, 2021 — will be an all-digital experience connecting exhibitors, customers, thought leaders...

HKTDC Launches Advanced Online Virtual Exhibition

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has launched its advanced online virtual exhibition, Summer Sourcing Weeks | Go ONLINE. It opened July 27...

NRF NXT ALL ACCESS: New Online Event for Digital Retailers

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has announced NRF NXT ALL ACCESS, a free, three-day online event for retail eCommerce and digital marketing professionals. The...

CES Asia Exhibition Cancelled ‘Going Forward’

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), in a post on the CTA website within its “Update on CTA Events” section, has followed up on a...
Virtual Events Business

Dealing Virtually, While Pining for Some Real Face Time

Business is, in large part, about building relationships. So is life. Face-to-face interactions build trust, understanding, a sense of a shared mission, the best parts of what we do every day. It’s why consumers will never only shop online, it’s why the physical trade show business will never die, and it’s why our work lives have a deeper meaning that you don’t see on a P&L sheet.

HKTDC Summer Virtual Expo to Run Through July 24

Although there are signs that the COVID-19 outbreak is stabilizing in some parts of the world, the demand for online sourcing continues to grow...


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