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Great Ideas Meeting presented by CEA's Retailer Council

Consumer Technology Association

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

Great Ideas Meeting presented by CEA's Retailer Council

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The 2012 Great Ideas Meetings

Presented by CEA’s Retailer Council

Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20
Audio Video Interiors and Safety Technologies, Inc. 
7204 Pearl Road
Middleburg Heights, Ohio 
(Near Cleveland’s Hopkins Airport)


This is an opportunity to experience Michael Pope’s (owner of Audio Video Interiors) 20,000 sq ft facility, which features a fully-functioning, model home design center inside the showroom.



What are the “Great Ideas Meetings?”

These small-group gatherings are an excellent opportunity to interact with experts and industry colleagues to exchange ideas and discuss solutions that work.  It’s like having a day of free access to business consultants.  Each one-day “Great Ideas Meeting” will focus on five of today’s business issues identified by members.  In this highly-interactive setting, you can ask questions and get answers that help you and your business. 

Here are the 5 thoughtful and timely questions raised by members that we’ll address during the “Great Ideas Meetings”:

1.     When is the best time and way to hire?

2.     Negotiating with my vendors is #@*%!

3.     How best do I present my company to investors?

4.     Succession: Is there a right way?

5.     What if I’m thinking about selling my business?

Many of you have first-hand experience in answering these questions.  I’m asking you to share those experiences.  Because each of these questions must fit in a financial context, I’ve asked Pat Johnson and Dick Outcalt of Outcalt & Johnson: Retail Strategists, LLC to moderate.  Both are Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and co-founders of The Retail Owners Institute®.


Who should attend?

If you sell products and carry inventory, you should attend.  We’ll be tackling “Owners’ Issues.”  Owners, presidents and CEOs should attend.COOs, GMs, any senior management with fiscal and inventory responsibility are invited.

How much does it cost?

Register FREE and you can bring others from your company.  Your cost is limited to travel expenses and, to hold down costs, we’ve secured special pricing of $89/night plus taxes at the Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport (hotel reservation information is included in the confirming email you will receive after registering for the “Great Ideas Meeting”).

Fly into nearby Cleveland Hopkins Airport.  Plan to arrive on Tuesday, June 19, to attend the evening “Mixer” with complimentary light food and beverages.  Get to meet the other attendees before we kick-off at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.  Lunch will be served on Wednesday and we’ll end our day by 3:30 p.m.

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Audio Video Interiors
7204 Pearl Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

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Consumer Technology Association

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, is the trade association representing the $285 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.

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