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KnowledgeFest™ LIVE Goes West as a Virtual-Only Event
MEA announces the next event for the Mobile Electronics industry
North Andover, MA – February 12, 2021 – The Mobile Electronics Association announces the next Live virtual event to be held March 19-21, 2021. The event will be held on Pacific Time to include the many retailers that would have attended the Long Beach California KnowledgeFest event. While the time zone is Pacific, the event is open to all and will be available for all registered attendees regardless of their location.
 
“The industry can expect highly relevant education workshops taught by some of the best instructors in the industry.” said Chris Cook, MEA President. “In addition, top manufacturers will be featuring education on their products and services all in an effort to better prepare specialty retailers for the 2021 selling season.”
 
MEA expects to conduct webinars over the next few weeks to demonstrate the virtual event for attendees and exhibitors. The KnowledgeFest LIVE platform is a virtual experience for retailers and manufacturers to connect. The event will be presented through MEA’s digital platform allowing attendees to participate in education workshops, manufacturer trainings, and take a virtual tour of exhibitor spaces.
 
To register for KnowledgeFest West LIVE or get information on how your company can become an exhibitor, visit KnowledgeFestWest.Live.
 
Mark your Calendars for Upcoming KnowledgeFest events:
March 19-21, 2021 – Virtual Event
 
June 25-27, 2021 – Orlando, FL – In-Person and Live Streaming
August 27-29, 2021 – Dallas, TX – In-Person and Live Streaming
October 8-10, 2021 – Indianapolis, IN - In-Person and Live Streaming
 
Thursday, 05 March 2020 19:29
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Title: Directed Technical Training

 

Description: Join Directed’s PSRs as they take attendees through the latest technical updates on Directed’s evolving product line. The boys will be reviewing Directed’s industry-leading DS4 technology and highlighting Directed’s new Bluetooth siren! If you haven’t seen the blazing-fast speed of Viper SmartStart Pro you’ll get a chance to go hands-on with the product and understand the Vehicle Control Platform driving things behind the scenes. You’ll also learn about Viper Powersports offerings including Security and GPS systems. Plus you’ll be introduced to Directed’s newest business opportunity – Alcohol Detection Systems. Topics: DS4, Viper Powersports, Bluetooth Siren, Connected Car, Directechs.com, T-Harnesses, Firmware, Directlink, SmartStart Pro, Alcohol Detection Systems.

 

Friday, July 10

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Meeting Room: 120

[Click here to Reserve Your Seat*]

 

Friday, July 10

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting Room: 120

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Saturday, July 11

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meeting Room: 120

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Sunday, July 12

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Meeting Room: 123

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Sunday, July 12

Time: 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Meeting Room: 123

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*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 13:12
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Title: Stop doing it the hard way!

 

Description: Join us as we show you simple, time-saving solutions to modern installation challenges in the complex world of automotive technology integration.  Learn how RadioPRO Advanced, RadioPRO Integrated Kits, AmpPRO, and ControlPRO will save you installation cost and protect profit margins for all levels of radio replacement and audio integration with solutions that work exactly the way you want and need, the first time!  Learn about the soon-to-be-launched HVAC integrated dash kits for Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango and recently introduced kits for Ford trucks and RAM trucks. Prizes and giveaways for attendance and participation! 

 

Saturday, March 28

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meeting Room: 123

[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 13:12
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Title: Stinger & Phoenix Gold Training

 

Description: Come experience the new products from Stinger’s most exciting lines including the HEIGH10 - the only Modular 10” Floating Media Display available, the ELEV8 8” Rotatable Multi Media Display, SPXM1 Marine and Powersports digital media receiver that is SwitchHub ready, SPX1000X5 5ch 1000w Powersports/Marine amplifier, Dynamic LED Lighting and more.

Phoenix Gold will also be presenting the new and exciting GX series of audiophile and performance amplifiers, subwoofers and speakers as well as an overview of the space saving MX series with its small footprint amplifiers, low profile woofers and dual concentric speakers. 
Experience what can be achieved with the Stinger/Phoenix Gold 1-2 combo!

 

Friday, July 10

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting Room: 123

[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 13:12
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Title: Echomaster Training

 

Description: Join us to learn about the latest in automotive safety! We will feature our new AHD cameras and monitors, Third Brake Light cameras (with three viewing angles), PLUS learn about EchoMaster easy to add backup camera solutions – the perfect add-on to any installation

 

Sunday, July 12

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Meeting Room: 120

[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 13:12
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Instructors: Marie Still - AAMP Global,  Chris Cook - MEA
Track: Sales - Marketing
Session ID: SM001
Location: 126
 
Description: There are many types of marketing and knowing which one works best for your store is paramount to bringing in new business. In this session, you will learn about different types of successful marketing techniques and the best way to use them to benefit your business. Learn how to create systems that focus on merchandising and generating profit. Understand the best ways to get your store dialed in, get vendor support and how to use buying groups properly. If you’re ready to generate profit at any revenue level, don’t miss this class!
 
*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, 22 March 2017 22:30
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Instructors: John Schwartz - Perfectionist

Track: Owner - Manager

Session ID: OM006

Location: 124

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Description: Are you an owner, manager, or someone looking in to understanding business? If so, this will be the most important class this year for you. We will take a deep dive into the report cards of your business. Including balance sheets, income statements and statement of cash flow. During this session we will look at the financial levers you need to move that will lead to finding the cash for your company needs and growth. Learn how to properly identify and calculate profit. Learn how to build wealth. Understand how to expand into multiple businesses and or categories. In this class we will help you set goals for your net worth targets.

Remember, as my mentor says “Great operators get tired, great business owners get rich”. Learn the best way to achieve what you started your business for, to make money.

 

 

*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, 02 March 2017 16:15
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Instructors: Andy Wehmeyer – Audiofrog, Inc.

Track: Technician - Fabricator

Track ID: TF003 & TF004

Location: 128

Part One [Click here to Reserve Your Seat*]

Part Two [Click here to Reserve Your Seat*]

 

 

Description: This seminar, presented in two parts, will explain polarity, phase and delay—their differences and similarities—as the basis of advanced signal processing used in many factory-installed audio systems.

 

Description Part 1: Can 90’s car audio still be a business? Sure, but if your default sale is a five-channel amplifier, front speakers and rear speakers to be hooked up and delivered, you’re leaving money on the table and turning away a significant source of revenue and enthusiastic referrals.

 

Description Part 2: Part two will provide detailed explanations of those advanced processing modules: phase EQ and upmixing. We’ll also provide an explanation of how to quickly identify the processing used in the OE system and choose an upgrade path that’s straightforward and predictable. Part two will provide detailed explanations of those advanced processing modules: phase EQ and upmixing. We’ll also provide an explanation of how to quickly identify the processing used in the OE system and choose an upgrade path that’s straightforward and predictable.

 

*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. 

 

Thursday, 04 July 2019 18:04
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Instructors: Jason Kranitz - Kingpin University, Chris McNulty - Driven Mobile Electronics

Track: Technician - Fabricator

Track ID: TF006

Location: 128

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Description: The Laser Focus course will familiarize attendees with the laser-cutting and engraving machinery, software, power requirements, maintenance, and incorporated build ideas.  In addition, attendees will get ideas from experienced instructors on adding premium enhancements to traditional installs and learn tips and tricks while using the newest tool in the fabrication room.  Jason Kranitz will be joined by industry experts Chris McNulty and John Brettle. 

This course is open to Techs, Sales, and Store Owners who want to explore the option of adding a Laser for increased profits and exciting builds.

 

*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. 

 

Thursday, 04 July 2019 18:25
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Instructors: Ken Ward - Educar Training

Track: Technician - Fabricator

Track ID: TF-001

Location: 128

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Description: Ten years ago, adding amplifiers to factory systems was a special occasion for most shops. Today, it’s an everyday task. This new class, developed jointly by Dan Bowman of Hot Rides and Ken Ward of Educar, gives guidance on what to do before and after the OEM-integration audio sale.  Everyday OEM Integration is about selling the right gear and the right plan up front. Give your and your shop the best opportunity to have a happy customer and a profitable transaction.

 

*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, 10 February 2019 14:21
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