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Updated 7/5/2020 - To protect the health and safety of Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas guests and in alignment with the Texas Governor’s Executive Order 29, the Center is currently limiting gatherings to groups of less than ten individuals. We continue to work with our contract health authority, Dallas County, to comply with the Governor’s latest orders and will continue to work with and update event planners for all bookings published on our KBHCCD Calendar Page as compliance orders evolve.
 
The KBHCCD continues to adhere to all CDC recommendations, including:
  • Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the facility to encourage anti-bacterial efforts
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  • Frequent touch points are routinely cleaned and sanitized
Our staff is meeting regularly to stay informed and is taking appropriate safety measures as needed.
 
We will communicate regularly to ensure that our staff, partners, clients, and attendees are up to date on additional news.
 
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Monday, 15 June 2020 21:57
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Title: SounDigital - The New Step In EVOlution

 

Description: We will cover not only the what and why that is SounDigial but also the newly announced EVOX family of amplifiers. What does this mean to the market, and what can they do for your business?

 

Friday, July 10

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting Room: 124

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Title: Ground Zero - The Perfect Blend of Elements

 

Description: While listening to dealers and consumers across the nation, we have matched the size and innovation of Brazil's SounDigital amplifiers with the output and clarity of the German engineered Pro Audio lines from Ground Zero. By developing and manufacturing items specifically requested by this market from both companies, our powersports brand will provide quality and efficiency to your installs while guiding your sales team to the best solution for their client. 

 

Saturday, July 11

Time: 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Meeting Room: 123 

[Click here to Reserve Your Seat*]

 


 

Title: SounDigital / Ground Zero - PowerSports

 

Description: By providing a solution for all sides of the table from a single source, Ground Zero brings to market a complete brand with regard to car audio products. We will discuss the product lines from entry level to high end, SPL, and OEM Drop-In solutions while helping you place our custom tailored product line in to your business.

 

Sunday, July 12

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Meeting Room: 124

[Click here to Reserve Your Seat*]

 

*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 the start.

 

Thursday, 27 February 2020 13:19
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For The Latest Event Information Go To: www.KFest.me

Friday, March 15

Education Workshops & Manufacturer Trainings are

Located at the Indianapolis Marriott on Day One Only

Education Sessions
Start End Description Location
8:00 A 5:00 P Attendee Registration Hall A Lobby
8:30 A 9:50 A Enclosure Design with a Purpose Ballroom 1 & 2
8:30 A 9:50 A Social Marketing - Mastering One (Facebook-Instagram-YouTube) Lincoln
8:30 A 9:50 A Demonstration and Delivery – The Next Evolution Ballroom 3 & 4
10:00 A 11:20 A
The Four Questions: Essential Tests for OEM Audio Integration Ballroom 1 & 2
10:00 A 11:20 A
Selling with Confidence Lincoln
10:00 A 11:20 A
Break The Rules and Close More Business Ballroom 3 & 4
11:20 A
2:30 P Lunch Concession Food Court
Vendor Training
Start End Manufacturer/Brand Location
12:30 P 1:30 P JBL by Harman Ballroom 1
12:30 P 1:30 P Brandmotion Ballroom 2
12:30 P 1:30 P Race Sport Lighting
Ballroom 3
12:30 P 1:30 P JVC
Ballroom 4
12:30 P 1:30 P Wet Sounds
Lincoln
12:30 P 1:30 P AudioControl Santa Fe
12:30 P 1:30 P Radenso Radar
Florida/Illinois
12:30 P 1:30 P ADS - iDatalink & iDatastart
Michigan/Texas
12:30 P 1:30 P AAMP - PAC Kentucky
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1:45 P 2:45 P Rockford Fosgate - Motorcycle Audio
Ballroom 1
1:45 P 2:45 P Firstech - Drone Mobile
Ballroom 3
1:45 P 2:45 P Kenwood Ballroom 4
1:45 P 2:45 P Memphis Audio
Lincoln
1:45 P 2:45 P DD Audio
Santa Fe
1:45 P 2:45 P Orca - Focal
Florida/Illinois
1:45 P 2:45 P AAMP - Stinger Michigan/Texas
1:45 P 2:45 P Directed Kentucky
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3:00 P 4:00 P Voxx Mobile Video Ballroom 1
3:00 P 4:00 P Sony Ballroom 2
3:00 P 4:00 P Metra Ballroom 3
3:00 P 4:00 P Hertz Ballroom 4
3:00 P 4:00 P Wet Sounds Lincoln
3:00 P 4:00 P Escort Radar
Santa Fe
3:00 P 4:00 P Arc Audio Florida/Illinois
3:00 P 4:00 P Alpine Michigan/Texas
3:00 P 4:00 P Directed Kentucky
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4:00 P 8:00 P Mobile Electronics Exhibit Hall Open Hall A
4:00 P 8:00 P  Beer & Business Event on the Exhibit Floor Hall A

Saturday, March 16

Education Workshops & Manufacturer Trainings are

Located at the Indiana Convention Center for Saturday & Sunday

Education Sessions
Start End Description Location
7:30 A 5:00 P Event Registration Hall A Lobby
8:00 A 9:20 A Tuning it Right the First Time 128-127
8:00 A 9:20 A Selling DSP: Technical Explanations & Sale Approaches 124-123
8:00 A 9:20 A Mastering Dealership Work: Part One 126-125
9:30 A 10:50 A Hot Rod Interior Fabrication 128-127
9:30 A 10:50 A Local Marketing: Mastering Public Relations 124-123
9:30 A 10:50 A Mastering Dealership Work: Part Two 126-125
11:00 A 12:20 P The Technicians Guide to the Universe 128-127
11:00 A 12:20 P Bidding the Job - Getting Paid Properly for Your Services
124-123
11:00 A 12:20 P I'm a Business Owner, But am I a Leader/Coach? 126-125
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11:30 A 4:30 P Mobile Electronics Exhibit Floor Open Hall A
11:30 A 1:30 P Lunch Concession Open Hall A
Vendor Training
Start End Manufacturer/Brand Location
4:45 P 5:45 P Voxx - Remote Start & Certification
120
4:45 P 5:45 P Sony 121
4:45 P 5:45 P Metra 122
4:45 P 5:45 P Audison 123
4:45 P 5:45 P AudioControl 124
4:45 P 5:45 P Escort Radar 125
4:45 P 5:45 P Arc Audio 126
4:45 P 7:00 P Orca - Mosconi/Gladen
127
4:45 P 5:45 P Alpine 128
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6:00 P 7:00 P Rockford Fosgate - Sound Quality
120
6:00 P 7:00 P SounDigital 121
6:00 P 7:00 P  Firstech 122
6:00 P 7:00 P Kenwood 123
6:00 P 7:00 P Directed 125
6:00 P 7:00 P DD Audio 126
6:00 P 7:00 P AAMP - Phoenix Gold
128
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Sunday, March 17

Vendor Training
Start End Manufacturer/Brand Location
8:30 A  2:30 P  Event Registration  Hall A Lobby 
9:00 A  10:00 A  Sony 120
9:00 A 10:00 A Firstech - Remote Start 122
9:00 A 10:00 A Infinity by Harman 123
9:00 A 10:00 A Rostra 124
9:00 A 10:00 A Orca -Illusion
127
9:00 A 10:00 A AAMP - Echomaster 128
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10:15 A 11:15 A Omega Research & Crimestopper
120
10:15 A 11:15 A Rockford Fosgate - Motorcycle Audio 121
10:15 A 11:15 A Metra 122
10:15 A 11:15 A Directed 123
10:15 A 11:15 A Rydeen Mobile 124
10:15 A 11:15 A ADS - iDatalink Maestro
125
10:15 A 11:15 A Memphis Audio 127
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11:00 A 2:30 P Mobile Electronics Exhibit Floor Open Hall A
11:00 A 1:30 P Lunch Concession Open Hall A
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Education Sessions
Start  End  Description Location
2:30 P 3:50 P It's All About the Phase 128-127
2:30 P  3:50 P  Sustainable Selling – The Four Rules & the Four Steps 124-123
2:30 P 3:50 P Branding your Business and Yourself! 126-125
4:00 P 5:20 P Tools of the Trade: Multimeters, Scopes & Polarity Testers 128-127
4:00 P 5:20 P Sustainable Selling - The Four Types 124-123
4:00 P 5:20 P Making the Investment: The Custom Fabrication Business 126-125
 

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012 18:50
Published in Attendees

Friday, December 4, 2020

Location: Dallas Convention Center

Beer & Business --  4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

 beer business

 


 

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Location: Dallas Convention Center

Mobile Electronics Industry Awards --  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2020 IA Logo

 

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 18:50
Published in Attendees

Time for KnowledgeFest 2020

 
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 MEA membership. If your membership has lapsed, you will need to renew prior to the event to avoid being charged the attendee registration fee.
 
Non-Member Pricing
Attendee registration is $149.00 for each attendee.
 
Press Credentials - [Click Here] to register.
Requires Mobile Electronics Association for approval
 
What is KnowledgeFest?
KnowledgeFest was founded in 1994 by a group of passionate 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 will I learn?
KnowledgeFest 2020 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
Published in Attendees

Instructor: Kevin Hallinan – WINNING, Incorporated

Track: Owner - Manager

Session ID: SM007

Location: 126

[Click here to Reserve Your Seat*]

 

Description: Do you get all the referrals you deserve? Most businesses don’t, and it costs them dearly. If you have a big marketing budget that’s great. But if you don’t, how do you spread the word? In this workshop, you discover how to consistently generate business from your best referral source – your current customers. The best part is, if you do it right, it costs you nothing and your business grows!

 

*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.  

Friday, 20 July 2018 22:46
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Instructor: Kevin Hallinan – WINNING, Incorporated

Track: Sales - Marketing

Session ID: SM005

Location: 126

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Description: In every selling situation, someone is leading, and someone is following. When the buyer leads, we give away too much information and get next to nothing in return. When the seller leads, we learn what the buyer really needs, and why, and then sell them the correct solution. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to know who’s in control, and comfortably and seamlessly become the leader to achieve more of the results you want.

 

*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.  

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 00:38
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Instructor: Kevin Hallinan – WINNING, Incorporated

Track: Owner - Manager

Session ID: OM002

Location: 124

[Click here to Reserve Your Seat*]

 

Description:  Whether in a big market or small, strategies and tactics discussed in this workshop will help take your business from Good to Great. We’ll discuss the key attributes and best practices of great companies including mindsets, recruiting and hiring, training and development of your current staff, leadership and more.

 

*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.  

Sunday, 03 February 2019 00:36
Published in Attendees

Moderating:  Ryan Gunter - Executive Director of MESA


Session Leaders:

Tom Sweere - Beach Auto Sound

Scott Swore - Limitless Electronics

Bader Hijaz - Soundz Good Custom

Mike Hong - Audio Design

 

Description: This session is for store owner's or their designee only. This session will start with a short presentation about MESA and then will be followed by a roundtable in a moderated forum for store owner’s to discuss industry issues and opportunities.  

 

Track: Owner - Manager

Session ID: NS-OM001

Location: Seaside 1

[Click here to Reserve your Seat*]

 

*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.  

Friday, 20 July 2018 22:58
Published in Attendees

Instructor: Ron Hoser - Tier One Motoring, John Schwartz - Perfectionist Auto Sound, Chris Pate - Mobile Toys Inc.

Track: Owner - Manager

Session ID: OM008

Location: C142

[Click here to Reserve Your Seat*]

 

 

Description: We will discuss the current state of 12 volt retail (industry) including revenue and profit trends, the next recession and the talent pool shortage. 
We will help you to understand the current state of your business including: current revenue, profitability as well as year over year trends.

 

We will then discuss an improvement plan including: marketing, branding and positioning. We will focus on: what's your mission, what is your strength and what makes you different/unique? Then we will focus on opportunities for growth including: In store growth - growing existing categories and adding new categories. Learn strategies to grow beyond brick and mortar with online/e-commerce sales and how to produce a product or service unique to you.

 

We will finish the session by taking your questions and providing real-world answers.

 

*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. 

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 00:54
Published in Attendees

*KnowledgeFest Events Resecheduled

 

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