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KnowledgeFest Dallas 2017 Event Schedule

 

Friday, August 11

Registration ............................................................................................... 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Education - Advanced Workshops ...............................................................  2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Manufacturer Training ..............................................................................   6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Education - Night School - Invitation Only  .................................................... 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

 

Saturday, August 12

Registration .............................................................................................. 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Education Sessions  ..................................................................................  8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch Concession Open ............................................................................ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Mobile Electronics Show ............................................................................ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Manufacturer Training ...............................................................................  4:45 pm - 7:00 pm

MEA Opening Reception ............................................................................. 6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

MEA Keynote "What is Success" .................................................................  7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

 

Sunday, August 13

Registration .............................................................................................. 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Education Sessions  ..................................................................................  8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch Concession Open ............................................................................ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Mobile Electronics Show ............................................................................ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Manufacturer Training ...............................................................................  4:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Education - Night School - Invitation Only ..................................................... 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

 

Monday, August 14

Registration .............................................................................................. 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Manufacturer Training ..............................................................................  9:00 am - 10:00 am

Mobile Electronics Show ..................................................................... ...... 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Lunch Concession Open ............................................................................ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Education Sessions  .............................................................................. ...  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mobile Electronics Industry Awards ............................................................. 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 

 

 

Monday, 11 June 2012 21:40
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Course ID: MT-SounDigital

Track: Manufacturer Training

Meeting Room: Seaside

Title: How to get the best performance out of your SounDigital amplifier

Description: Training will be covering a little bit of the history and achievements of SounDigital, one of the fastest growing amplifier brands in the world, and also how to tune and extract the best performance out of our amplifiers. We will have the help of our dealer Tim Wepprecht from Audiotistics in this amazing training!

 

Friday, February 23

Title: SounDigital Training

Time: 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Meeting Room: 5A

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Sunday, February 25

Title: SounDigital Training

Time: 10:15 am - 11:15 pm

Meeting Room: 4A

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Monday, 25 June 2012 19:39
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Remote Radar Installation Techniques

Instructors:

Jason Kranitz - Kingpin University, Justin Vallo – K40, Brady Siebert - Escort

Track: Technician - Fabricator

Session ID: TF002

[Click to *Reserve a Seat]

 

Description: A custom installed radar detection system is only as good as the installation. Learn the best techniques for installation from some of the Top installation technicians in the industry.

 

*A reservation does not guarantee a seat. Reserved seating is located on the first two rows of each classroom and is on a first come first served basis. Please be at your class no later than ten minutes before start time.

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KnowledgeFest 2018 Education Event Information

 

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012 18:50
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 Date: Sunday, August 19, 2018

Mobile Electronics Industry Awards Reception --  6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Mobile Electronics Dinner (Limited Seating) --  7:30 PM -- 8:00 PM

Mobile Electronics Industry Awards --  8:00 PM

Location: Dallas Convention Cener - Ballroom C

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012 18:50
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Time for KnowledgeFest 2018

[Register - Coming Soon]
 
Member Pricing
First attendee registration is free, each additional registrant from your store is free as well.
*Mobile Electronics Retail member registration requires a current membership as either a Diamond, Platinum, Gold or Silver member of the Mobile Electronics Association. If your membership has lapsed you will be can renew your member at badge pickup.
 
Non-Member Pricing
First attendee registration is $249*, each additional registrant is free.
*includes Mobile Electronics Association Silver Membership for remainder of 2018
 
Press Credentials - [Click Here] to register.
Requires Mobile Electronics Association for approval
 
What is KnowledgeFest?
KnowledgeFest was founded in 1993 by a group of passionate group of specialty retailers and reps in the Midwest who saw the value in mobile electronics retailers getting together to share knowledge and experiences. In sharing successes and failures, all participants become better, smarter and more profitable business people. Since that time, KnowledgeFest has grown into a full trade show and educational conference like no other in our industry.
 
What's in it for me?
Today, KnowledgeFest events include over 18 educational workshops, 50 manufacturer trainings, great networking opportunities, and: a Mobile Electronics Show floor featuring manufacturer and benefit provider exhibits and displays. Talk one-on-one with people with which you do business (or should be!). Every major manufacturer and many specialty manufacturers will be there for you. 
Over 40 hours of manufacturer training sessions are designed to make you the expert in your market. Specialized training for owner/managers, sales professionals and installation techs to keep your business on the cutting edge of profitability. Whether you're a seasoned veteran, or a relative newcomer to mobile electronics, KnowledgeFest has something for you.
 
What kind of stuff will I learn?
KnowledgeFest 2018 events will speak to the issues that retailers have told us are important for managing and growing their business. For example, topics like controlling expenses, maximizing cash flow and finding new ways to compete in this challenging economy. Learn the best ways for improving business relationships with manufacturers and reps, find out how to deal with connectivity issues and the defective dilemma and make the right decisions for marketing and advertising to today's consumer. Find the most effective ways to make the Internet your friend and realize areas for potential growth that you may not have considered.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 19:57
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Course ID: MGR2015-1

Track: Owner/Manager 

Meeting Room: Coranodo B, C & D

Title: 10 Steps to Successful Change Implementation

 

 

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Course Description:  Business has changed. It may never be the same. Customers have changed as well. They are more cost-conscious, have more choices, are more demanding, and more discriminating than ever. Overall, competition is fierce! Today, the marketplace demands we take a good hard look at the way we do business, make smart decisions, and implement changes that will drive business growth and increase profitability.  This session will help you to apply a systematic approach to implementing change through dynamic leadership and employee involvement.

What Conference Attendees Will Learn:

•  Changes occurring in the industry that demand a higher level of performance

    in every aspect of business

•  Five critical success factors for business growth and profitability and how to

    quickly rate your business in each

•  Leadership strategies to engage employees

•  A step-by-step procedure for successful change implementation

 

Presenter: Christine Corelli - President, CHRISTINE CORELLI & ASSOCIATES, INC. - Chicago, IL 

 

Bio(s):

CCPhoto5Christine Corelli - Christine’s  insights  stem  from  over  25  years  experience  working  with  the  most  successful  leaders,  sales  organizations and companies known for World Class customer service. She has shared this insight and her business  philosophy  in  over  two  published  hundred  articles  on  dynamic  leadership,  advanced  sales  strategies, cutting-­‐edge customer service strategies, profit-­‐rich growth strategies, and change management. She has also been a featured guest on numerous TV and radio interviews including WGN and CNBC. 
Christine  questions,  probes,  and  challenges  audiences  toward  higher  performance.  People  leave  her  sessions recharged, refocused, and armed with how-­‐to’s.  Clients and audiences alike consider her as both a business  speaker  and  motivational  speaker,  and  consistently  remark  on  her  high-­‐energy  and  interactive  presentation style.  Johnathan Muthe, former CEO of Amsan stated, “What I loved about Christine is that she spoke with us and not at us.  She is a master at group dynamics.”
Christine’s  impressive  client  list  includes  Verizon,  Goodyear,  Marriott,  RE/MAX,  Xerox,  Fifth  Third  Bank,  Bridgestone/Firestone,  Honda,  AXA,  Northwestern  Mutual  Financial  Group,  GE,  CVS,  Harley-­‐Davidson, Panasonic,  Siemens,  ExxonMobil,  Chrysler,  CVS,  Pepsi,  Ford,  Northern  Trust  Bank,  United  Health  Care,  Midwest  Bank,  United  Van  Lines,  and  a  multitude  of  mid-­‐sized  and  small  businesses.    She  has  been  a featured  speaker  for  the  American  Society  of  Association  Executives,  American  Economic  Development  Council,  National  Association  of  Realtors,  National  Retailers  Association,  the  Automotive  Aftermarket Association, and more.
Christine’s  newest  book,  Roadmap  to  Success,  coauthored  by  leadership  guru,  Dr.  Ken  Blanchard,  and  Deepak  Chopra  has  been  selling  strong.  Her  next  book,  Selling  to  Women  –  Today’s  Greatest  Economic Engine, is slated for release this Summer! To learn more, visit christinespeaks.com.

 

Who Should Attend? Business Owners, Managers and Sales Professionals

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Course ID: SLS2015-1

Track: Sales

Meeting Room: Cortez A & B

 

Title: Twelve Keys to Sustainable Selling

 

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Course Description:  New to a sales role? Turned off by "old-school" approaches to selling? Sustainable Selling is for you! Using lessons from modern brain science and examples gleaned from years of experience on the sales floor, we teach how to make the sale without selling your soul. Learn a simple ethical framework for selling (The Four Rules). This isn't just about sales, of course, but many people are resistant to "selling" because they fear it will ask them to lie, deceive, or manipulate people. Learn how to navigate different behavior styles (The Four Modes) and how ours affects every interaction we have. Use our four-step process for every sales interaction (The Four Steps) that makes things simple and easy to remember, so you can focus on your customers. 

 

Presenter(s):  Kenneth Ward, Educar Training and Musicar Northwest

Bio(s):

Ken WardKen has been in the car audio business for 29 years. He’s also worked with manufacturers in technical and product-marketing capacities in the audio, security, remote start, telematics, in-car computing, and rear-seat entertainment categories. He’s served on the MECP installer certification committee, contributed to the original MECP Study Guide, and is a past chair of the CEA’s Mobile Electronics Education Committee. He has written numerous articles forCar Audio and Electronics,Mobile Electronics,Installation News, and other publications, and he regularly answers car audio-related questions on several Internet sites. He was a two-time speaker at the Mobile Electronics Shows in Atlanta, GA, in the 90’s, and holds a US utility patent on auto-security technology. 

 

Who Should Attend? Those new to sales, installers who now own their own shop or who have transitioned to a sales position 

Monday, 09 July 2012 20:18
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The Winning Sales Formula

Instructors: Del Ellis - Del Ellis International

Track: Sales - Marketing

Session ID: SM005

Indianapolis [Click to *Reserve your Seat]

 

Description:  Do you love winning more than you hate losing or do you hate losing more than you love winning? Well if you answered, “I hate losing more than you love winning,” you will love this session on “How to Sell Yourself” and win doing it! What are the things that you do better than all your competitors put together? Don’t those things make you worth more money? I have a question, are you telling or are you selling? There is a huge difference! In this hands-on learning session for the Winning Sales Formula you will learn, ‘How to Sell yourself’ and ‘How to eliminate our competitors while charging more money than them at the same time!’

 

*A reservation does not guarantee a seat. Reserved seating is located on the first two rows of each classroom and is on a first come first served basis. Please be at your class no later than ten minutes before start time.

Monday, 09 July 2012 19:15
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