21st Century Distributing, the premier consumer electronics distributor serving the Southeast and PowerHouse Alliance member, has shown that virtual events continue to remain relevant and valuable as they celebrate the success of their third annual Virtual Roadshow. Over the course of three days participants could attend live interactive trainings and product demos and even get key business tips from consulting group Consilio. 21st Century continued to bring the entertainment and fun offering arcade games and significant giveaways and prizes for attendees.
“With the return of in-person events, we knew we had to raise the bar for this virtual event. We went bigger and better on our giveaways and had fantastic sponsor support tallying over $50,000 worth of prizes. We also stepped up our offerings to help dealers grow their businesses by partnering with Consilio to offer Leadership & Sales training free of charge. The best part is that our virtual roadshow lives on. Our dealers can still access this Leadership & Sales training as well as all of our recorded live trainings from the show on our website via the “2022 Virtual Roadshow” page,” said Josh Vicini, Vice President of Business Development and Operations at 21st Century Distributing.
The effort certainly paid off as 21st Century garnered even better attendance than years past, with hundreds of dealers in attendance accruing points by playing arcade games, attending trainings, and visiting manufacturer booths to help increase their odds in winning coveted prizes.
The 2022 Virtual Roadshow would not have been possible without the support of 21st Century vendor partners. Platinum sponsors included Hisense, Samsung, NICE, Vanco, Sony, PeerlessAV, Sonos, and ring. “Another successful event put on by the 21st Century Team. With a unique vendor page to showcase our top products, like our EVO-IP HDMI over IP System and Beale Street Audio speakers, and training events spread across three days the show surpassed our expectations again and allowed us to connect with over one hundred integrators,” said Aaron Rozanski, Director of Distribution Markets for Vanco International.
Roger Lowe, Account Manager at Sonos adds “Sonos is proud to be a partner with 21st Century Distributing. Every year 21st Century Distributing exceeds our expectations with their annual Roadshow and this year was no exception. They have found a unique and effective way to educate integrators efficiently. Having the event virtual versus in person has allowed Sonos to allocate more funds into meaningful programs such as Starpoints and product raffles. Education is extremely important to Sonos so it was great to see the attendance and participation during the live training sessions. We feel the 21st Century Distributing Roadshow is a very valuable use of our time and resources and look forward to next year’s event.”
21st Century’s exclusively developed platform is available year round and dealers will continue to benefit from the show with 3x Starpoints on all Platinum Sponsor’s products throughout the rest of the year which offers a fantastic ongoing financial incentive for attendees.