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Almo Professional A/V’s Spring 2012 E4 Tour Wraps With Record Numbers; Fall Tour Dates Announced

Almo Professional A/V has completed the spring leg of its 2012 E4 AV Tour, which started in Irvine, Calif., in April, then wrapped in Washington, D.C. earlier this month.
Philadelphia, PA — May 31, 2012 Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing audiovisual distributor, in partnership with InfoComm International, has completed the spring leg of its 2012 E4 AV Tour, which started in Irvine, Calif., in April, then wrapped in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. In total, the two events were attended by nearly 1,000 resellers, integrators and consultants, who earned approximately 230 InfoComm CTS renewal units. The spring tour incorporated more than 25 training sessions, 60 exhibit booths, the display of hundreds of new products and $10,000 in award prizes. In addition, the D.C. event included the presentation of the first E4 Education Ambassador award to Dr. Randy Lemke, executive director and CEO of InfoComm. 

An overview of the Almo Pro A/V E4 Tour can be viewed here.

A video about the E4 Education Ambassador Award can be viewed here.

The 2012 E4 AV Tour will resume in the fall with scheduled stops in Dallas, Texas on September 13 and in New Jersey on October 3. 

“Our E4 events have grown continually both in terms of the quality of our curriculum and the overall attendance since they began in 2009,” said Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V. “The industry buzz about E4 has been spectacular, as our partners are now well aware of the training and networking benefits of attending a show that visits them. Those who attended our spring tour have the inside track on the newest products and topics and therefore are definitely more prepared to navigate the InfoComm show next month.”

Taylor added, “We presented the first E4 Education Ambassador award, which recognizes an individual who has worked to help fulfill the E4 AV Tour’s mission of providing high-quality CTS-accredited education to the AV industry,” he said. “Presenting Dr. Lemke with this award was the perfect way to conclude our event in Washington, D.C., and kick-off the InfoComm celebration of all his contributions toward moving our industry forward.” A video of Dr. Lemke’s award acceptance can be viewed here. 

The E4 AV program can be accessed on demand during and after each event for instructor videos, copies of the course presentations and live Twitter updates.

About Almo Professional A/V’s E4 AV Tour       

Launched in December 2009, The E4 AV Tour is a free, full-day program with an intense educational focus that allows partners to earn valuable InfoComm International CTS RUs while networking with the industry’s top manufacturers. Thousands of attendees have experienced the benefits of the E4 events and, in the process, have earned several thousand InfoComm CTS RUs. For more information, go to www.e4avtour.com.

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About InfoComm International

InfoComm International® is the international trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm has more than 5,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for AV standards, market research and news. Its training, certification and education programs set a standard of excellence for AV professionals. InfoComm International is the founder of InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers worldwide. InfoComm also produces trade shows in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and China. Additional information is available at www.infocomm.org.  

About Almo Professional A/V

Almo Professional A/V is the nation’s fastest growing distributor serving the needs of professional audiovisual integrators, dealers and consultants. With a highly skilled sales team, reseller education programs, 10 distribution centers across the U.S. and product lines for the Pro A/V channel, Almo Professional A/V provides customers with the full distribution experience on a local and a personal level.

The Almo Professional A/V sales team is InfoComm-trained and the majority is CTS-certified. Almo Professional A/V has aligned with InfoComm International to offer courses worth CTS renewal units that enable partners to stay ahead. At the same time, the division works with industry vendors to bring live and online product training opportunities directly to channel partners.

Almo Professional A/V is a division of Almo Corp., the nation’s leading independent distributor of consumer electronics and major appliances. For more information about Almo Professional A/V, please call 410-560-2890 or go to www.almoproav.com. Almo Professional A/V can also be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/almoproav and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/almoproav.

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