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The 3rd Annual PNWCEE Saw Solid Double-Digit Growth

Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency

BELLVUE, WA (05.05.2015) – At the 3rd Annual PNWCEE, both vendor and dealer participation was up significantly. There was double-digit growth with 403 people from 208 retail companies attending over a two day period. There was also a 23% increase in the amount of manufacturers to over 120 which exhibited this year.

The Kenwood product session was well-attended.

The Kenwood product session was well-attended.

The Pacific NW Consumer Electronics Expo is sponsored by 13 representative firms: Pacific Rim NW Sales & Marketing, In Phase Marketing, Ambassador Marketing, N&S Marketing, Big Bear Marketing, Falcon Sales & Marketing, Market Share, Oliver Marketing, Northmar, The Joncas Company, Advanced Marketing, One D Marketing, and J&S Marketing.

This was the 3rd year for this Northwest Regional Event. The goal for this event has always been to bring the CES, CEDIA and SEMA experience to northwest retailers and integrators who either do not have the time to attend the national shows, or who want to spend more time with those manufacturers they do business with, or are interested in adding to their existing line assortment.

LEFT: Hazim Jainoor said the JVC Mobile lineup for 2015 was killer during the 3rd Annual PNWCEE in Seattle.  RIGHT: PowerBass, with Dave Myers on site, was one of many 12volt exhibitors that saw a super dealer turnout in Seattle.

LEFT: PowerBass, with Dave Myers on site, was one of many 12volt exhibitors that saw a super dealer turnout in Seattle.
RIGHT: Hazim Jainoor said the JVC Mobile lineup for 2015 was killer during the PNWCEE.

New this year was a Key Note Speaker – David Solomon who discussed the importance of high definition music streaming in both Car and Home Audio Systems. David is the U.S. National Sales and Marketing Manager for TIDAL, which was recently purchased by Jay Z in his acquisition of Aspiro, its parent company for $56 million in cash.

Also new this year was the participation of three industry distributors: Electrical Distributing, Inc (EDI), Custom Plus Distributing (CPD) and AVAD. With their creative displays and promotions, they added to the overall excitement of the event.

LEFT: Mark Giovannetti (L) and Mike Hall of Pacific Rim NW Marketing at the ready in the Clarion booth. RIGHT: Silencer’s Mike Northrup (R) and Falcon Sales Dave Gates flank EDI’s Geoff Smith on the floor.

LEFT: Mark Giovannetti (L) and Mike Hall of Pacific Rim NW Marketing at the ready in the Clarion booth.
RIGHT: Silencer’s Mike Northrup (R) and Falcon Sales Dave Gates flank EDI’s Geoff Smith on the floor. 

Moving to a much larger 14,000 sq ft venue at the prestigious Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, WA the feedback from both vendors and dealers alike was that it was definitely impressive.

logo_pnwcee-2015There was also more classes and trainings offered than ever before. Organizers continue to listen to feedback from vendor and retail partners. Based on input, it was heard loud and clear that there is a real need for fewer brand-specific trainings, and more of an emphasis on industry solutions and direction. Event organizers are looking to add MECP, CEDIA and ISF certification classes in 2016.

Mark Giovannetti stated for the group, “All participating representatives express our sincere gratitude to our vendor and retail partners. At the end of the day, it is about creating an atmosphere of excitement and elevating everyone’s experience and knowledge of products and best practices in our industry.”

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