Set to be the most thought-provoking meeting of record, Azione Unlimited announces its fall member conference, The Donnée in Denver, to be held October 10 – 12, 2018, in Denver, CO. The buying group is introducing its first-ever ‘Inspiring Insights’ speaker series, along with small group sessions, one-on-one meetings, and many opportunities for networking in the Mile-High city. The fully booked conference brings together 250+ Azione members, comprised of custom installers, home technology professionals, and manufacturers.
Donnée is a French word meaning “a set of notions, factors, or conditions that govern and shape an act or a way of life,” and “a set of literary or artistic principles or assumptions on which a creative work is based.” Presenting members with new ideas within and beyond the industry, The Donnée in Denver encourages attendees to examine and put these concepts into action.
The Fall Conference will do this in four primary ways:
Inspiring Insights: A new feature of the Azione conference, these Technology Talks akin to the wildly popular global speaking series, give nine different speakers from a broad range of backgrounds 15 minutes to talk about a variety of topics.
One-on-one meetings: A mainstay of Azione events, dealers and vendors connect in an intimate setting to learn about new technologies and strengthen relationships.
Small group sessions: Highly successful small group sessions bring dealers and vendors with diverse backgrounds together to explore specific topics and brainstorm ideas for enhanced success.
Team-building: Denver-inspired team-building exercises bring members closer in unusual ways and include a charitable component.
Staying Connected as Azione Grows
Even as Azione continues to strategically add new dealers and vendors in 2018, the buying group remains intimate, with members committed to full transparency and idea-sharing. During small group meetings, subject matter experts and dealers, alike, explore essential business concepts and share tips.
Highlight topics of this year’s small group meetings include:
- “How to Grow from $1 Million to $4 Million”
- “Onboarding Employees”
- “The Science of Lighting”
- “How to Run a Profitable Service Department”
- “Using Marketing to Book Your Business”
- “How to Speak to Architects”
Defining a Donnée
Every moment of the conference, from meetings and speeches to the cocktail hours and networking dinners, is designed to get integrators and vendors thinking and talking about the future of the industry.
“The Donnée in Denver encourages members to consider the aspects of the industry they’ve accepted as ‘truth’ and explore whether these beliefs still hold true,” says Azione President Richard Glikes.
He continues, “With the industry changing so fast, members must change the way they think about concepts like service, talent recruitment, the adoption of new technologies like AI, and forays into new markets, like lighting. We know that every member will conclude the three days energized, inspired, and with new ideas and actionable insights to bring back to their workspace.”
About Azione Unlimited
Azione Unlimited, the education and buying group for integrators, is a consortium of like-minded custom installers, home technology professionals, and vendors. The organization helps its members achieve greater levels of prosperity, technical acumen, and sophistication in running their businesses and serving customers. Founded by industry veteran Richard Glikes and headquartered in Chester Springs, PA, the organization hosts two high-energy, information-packed conferences per year, Azione provides its members with a host of benefits, from product discounts to educational middle management meetings and marketing tools.