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The Canadian Electronics Show

During the Canadian Electronics Show Dealers are shown in a small portion of the display area in the Sheraton Airport Ballroom.

MONTREAL, QC (05.10.12) – Automobility Distribution, one of Canada’s premier 12 Volt distributors, hosted retailers from across Canada at a national trade show in Montreal on Wednesday April 18th at the Montreal Sheraton Airport Hotel.

AutoMobility’s Donald Poulin told 12voltnews.com “The event, CES for Canadian Electronics Show, was an unqualified success. Over 200 retailers made our event a destination on April 18th. Our vendor partners set up attractive displays, terrific show deals were in place and there were a number of product training sessions. In addition we provided a shuttle to take dealers for a tour of the AutoMobility facility. The business atmosphere changed for the evening’s activities that included a casino night that continued until 1 AM.”

Dealers prepare to board one of the shuttles for a tour of the AutoMobility facility.

Eighteen different suppliers and more than 30 different brands were represented on site. Audiovox, MTX, TomTom, Directed Electronics, Rosen, Monster Cable, Soundstream, Parrot, BelTronics, Brandmotioin, Directus, idatalink, MB Quart, Mobileye, Nav TV, Power Acoustik, Rostra and Swipe set up displays in the marketplace setting at the Airport Sheraton. Factory staff members in the crowd included: Dennis Hopper – Directus/Intraphex, Ed McElligott – Rostra, Mike Stiers – MB Quart, Donal Rich – Beltronics, Hank Simon – Mobileye, Greg Perez – Rosen, Christian Coly – Parrot and Dan Facciolo – ADS.

A highlight during the show was the AR Drone Challenge. A course was set up in the hotel and dealers did their best to “Fly” the AR Drove through the obstacle course. A listing of winners from various contest and drawings is below.

Dan Facciolo

Dan Facciolo, Marketing Director for ADS, told 12voltnews.com, “The Automobility CES event was very unique and well organized. We especially appreciated the format as it enabled us meet and chat with local dealers as well as dealers from all over the country – all in one day. For ADS, the CES was particularly special as it marked the first official public demonstration of our new iDatalink Maestro product packaging and web programming process. Dealer feedback was nothing but positive as Maestro promises to breathe new life into the otherwise flat car audio market in Canada.”

The casino night lasted til 1 AM.

Trevor Mustard from Direct Audio – Prince Albert, SK stated, “A great time was had by all. Always good to see new products and be able to touch and ask questions, there are somethings that a website just cant do. Oh and the casino night was epic.”

Scott Richardson from Mototronics – Huntsville, ON stated, “What a first class presentation of product and people. Thanks so much for including me. I learned, I laughed…”

Greg Kopp GDK from Electronics, Winnipeg, MB stated, “It was great to meet with the reps in person. I learned a few things that I didn’t know and met some great people. Thanks for the Opportunity!”

Tony Dehnke, Driven Audio commented to 12voltnews.com, “The show was really well done and was a great way to see and learn about a wide variety of products that Automobility distributes.  They pulled it off extremely well for their first time around.”

“As you can see, this was one of the largest 12volt industry events ever in Canada. Plans are already under way for a 2013 CES that will be even bigger” Poulin concluded.

For more visit http://www.automobilitydistribution.com.

A full buffet was a highlight after a full day.

Groups of dealers made their way around the display area.

Rob Nelson had lots of help from these lovely ladies.

A competitor pilots the AR Drone through and around the Parrot pylons.