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March 23-25, 2021

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Position yourself for success and experience The Summit

In 2021, It’s time
to Double Down!

Get the latest product updates, discover current solutions, and expand your network within the BrandSource community of resilient business owners, dedicated vendors, and invested industry experts as we double down and drive the solution, together.

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Days of Fun

Agenda

*All times are shown in Central Standard Time (CST)
Agenda last updated on 01/01/21

10:30am – 5:30pm

Manufacturer Product Trainings

12:00pm – 12:30pm

777 Lunch & Learn Key Vendor Session

777 Session is a short-form panel discussion featuring 7 Key Vendors, answering 7 Questions, in 7 Minutes. Be sure to attend this session for a change to win the exclusive gift card giveaway.

4:00pm – 5:00pm

State of the Nation

With Richard Wall, Kim Yost, and Kevin Leir

Please join our Chairman of the Board, CEO and CFO for an address to the report of the current pulse of Mega Group Canada. In this segment, Richard Wall, Kim Yost and Kevin Leier will be discussing our view on the condition and progress of Mega in 2021.

Richard Wall
Kim Yost
Kevin Leier

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Kickoff Event (Hosted by Tom Bennett) & Jim Ristow’s State of the Union

Jim Ristow

6:30pm – 8:30pm

BrandSource Canada Spring Buy Fair

Our first high paced buying event of the year that allows member to buy products at the best discounted rate. A sure-fire event that cannot be missed.

10:00am – 11:00am

Region Meetings

11:00am – 12:00pm

Keynote, Marcus Sheridan

Marcus Sheridan

12:00pm – 12:30pm

777 Lunch & Learn Key Vendor Session

777 Session is a short-form panel discussion featuring 7 Key Vendors, answering 7 Questions, in 7 Minutes. Be sure to attend this session for a change to win the exclusive gift card giveaway.

12:00pm – 5:30pm

Summit Expo

12:00pm – 5:30pm

Manufacturer Product Trainings

12:00pm – 5:30pm

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Education Sessions

12:00pm
“FULLY STAFFED: How to Find & Keep Great Employees in the Worst Labor Market Ever” with Eric Chester
“Connect More, Convince Less” with Ryan Avery

1:00pm
“Turn Your Showroom into a Selling Machine” with Robb Best
“Resilience Reset” with Anne Grady

2:00pm
“Connect More, Convince Less” with Ryan Avery
“Leading a Culture of Service Excellence” with Dennis Snow

3:00pm
“Resilience Reset” with Anne Grady
“Leading a Culture of Service Excellence” with Dennis Snow

4:00pm
“FULLY STAFFED: How to Find & Keep Great Employees in the Worst Labor Market Ever” with Eric Chester
“Turn Your Showroom into a Selling Machine” with Robb Best

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Member Social Hour

10:30am – 11:00am

John White’s Marketing Session

John White

11:00am – 11:30pm

Chad Evans’ Merchandising Session

Chad Evans

11:00am – 3:00pm

Summit Expo

11:00am – 3:00pm

Manufacturer Product Trainings

11:00am – 3:00pm

Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.

Education Sessions

11:00am
“Turn Your Showroom into a Selling Machine” with Robb Best

12:00pm
“FULLY STAFFED: How to Find & Keep Great Employees in the Worst Labor Market Ever” with Eric Chester

1:00pm
“Connect More, Convince Less” with Ryan Avery
“Leading a Culture of Service Excellence” with Dennis Snow

2:00pm
“Resilience Reset” with Anne Grady

11:30am – 12:00pm

Furniture Town Hall

12:00pm – 12:30pm

777 Lunch & Learn Key Vendor Session

777 Session is a short-form panel discussion featuring 7 Key Vendors, answering 7 Questions, in 7 Minutes. Be sure to attend this session for a change to win the exclusive gift card giveaway.

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Tom Bennett’s Virtual Pool Party & Award Ceremony

Tom Bennett

3:00pm – 4:00pm

BrandSource Canada’s Wrap-Up Hour & Awards

A rally to conclude the Canadian participation of the AVB Summit 2021: Double Down. Hosted by our Executive Vice-President, Michael Vancura, we close the virtual Summit with our gratitude and appreciation to all members and vendors for their participation. There will be an awards ceremony to honor our outstanding vendors and retailers of the year.

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Instant video chat and in-app messaging for easy communication

Form connections with participating exhibitors and tour their virtual booths

Check out this lineup

Speakers

Marcus Sheridan

President and Partner of International/IMPACT

Eric Chester

Award Winning Speaker and Best Selling Author

Ryan Avery

Emmy-Award Winning Journalist and Two-Time Best Selling Author

Anne Grady

Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur

Dennis Snow

Former Walt Disney World Customer Service Expert

Robert Best

Cognitive Strategy Consultant
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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Summit 2021 virtual?

To see more information regarding our decision to host Summit 2021 online, Click Here

What scheduled events are planned for The Summit?

Members and exhibitors will find many of the same hallmarks of the on-site event that they’ve come to expect and look forward to, including a kickoff presentation, keynote addresses, a product expo, one-on-one vendor meetings, and plentiful buying opportunities at this critical time of the year. For the latest agenda updates, Click Here

Is there a cost to participate?

BrandSource member ticket prices are $99 per AVB ID. Additional tickets are complimentary so don’t forget to register as a group!

Exhibitor Ticket prices are $99 each. If you are interested in exhibiting at the virtual expo, please complete the Booth Inquiry Form

How will we receive Fast Cash?

BrandSource members are eligible to receive Fast Cash after the show, just be sure to attend all main stage presentations and connect with exhibitors throughout the Expo! For any additional questions regarding Fast Cash, please email chad.evans@brandsource.com

Will Education be offered?

Yes, we are happy to announce that both education sessions and product trainings will be offered throughout The Summit! View the featured speakers by clicking here.

Since Summit is offered virtually, can additional people from my store attend?

Definitely! We would love to have additional people from your store attend and experience the Summit. For $99 you can sign up as many people as you wish from the same AVB ID at no additional charge. When you register, make sure to add each additional staff member into your group, so everyone is included in the $99 ticket price.

If you have already registered and need assistance adding the rest of your group, you can login and modify your registration here.

Networking with other dealers is a big reason I attend, what opportunities will be featured throughout the event?

Summit will be hosted on an all-new platform, with endless ways to engage and interact with exhibitors, members, and industry leaders during the event. Both instant messaging as well as on-demand video chat are available to communicate with any event attendee one-on-one. Stay tuned for additional features throughout the event, like Virtual Exhibitor Booths, Session Chats, Polls, and Q&A’s.

How do I access and navigate the event platform?

Upon completing your registration, you will receive a series of emails containing tips and tricks in the coming weeks leading to Summit. Additionally, we will provide a video detailing the navigation and features of the event platform so you are ready by the time you log in.

I am interested in Exhibiting at the Summit, how can I get more information?

Complete our Booth Inquiry Form to speak with an event specialist and receive further information like available booth features along with ticket pricing.

Who do I contact for more info?

Please reach out to eventsupport@avb.net with any additional questions and a member of our team will respond within 24 hours.

+1 714 552 0449

eventsupport@avb.net