SEATTLE, WA & PORTLAND, OR (04.18.2014) – Consumer Electronics retailers from across the great Northwest attended the 2nd Annual Pacific Northwest Consumer Electronics Expo in Seattle on April 8th and Portland o April 10th. Over 100 12volt and home audio/video exhibitors set up in the Seattle Airport Hilton and Embassy Suites in the Portland suburb of Tigard.
“By all accounts this year’s PNWCEE events were a tremendous success. The combined efforts of the participating area rep firms, and our vendor partners, will serve to energize the marketplace for some time to come,” Mark Giovannetti, Pacific Rim NW Marketing, related to 12voltnews.com.
Each venue featured a large ballroom filed with vendor exhibits as well as off floor meeting rooms for product and training sessions along with food and refreshments. “Exhibitor really stepped up their games this year. Last year we had two true show type displays – this year we had 22,” Giovannetti added.
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Arvin Ko, UNAVi President, offered, “This Expo was a great experience for our first attendance. I can see the event growing exponentially. The overall event was very organized and the accommodations and services were excellent.”
Jeff Abrams, Western Regional Manager at PowerBass commented, “The Pacific Northwest show was very successful for PowerBass. We talked to lots of potential new dealers and had a couple commit at the shows to take on PowerBass in their stores. There were lots of both 12 volt and home audio/video vendors in attendance, and the feeling among most was that it was a worthwhile event to attend.”
JL Audio’s Steve Turrisi, who presented a “School of Sound” at each location, stated, “The PNWCEE was very good, overall and a great venue for the School of Sound. This was a gathering of reps, manufacturers and retailers who are committed to making a difference in our industry. The School of Sound is and has been a course focused on giving attendees a deeper understanding about how to sell, install and adjust reliable high performance audio systems. The rooms in both Seattle and Portland were packed with enthusiastic and focused dealers, which is very good news for consumers in that area, as well as the reps and manufacturers who work with these dedicated retailers.”
For more, visit www.pnwcee.com