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Friday, March 15

Education Workshops & Manufacturer Trainings are

Located at the Indianapolis Marriott on Day One Only

Education Sessions
Start End Description Location
8:00 A 5:00 P Attendee Registration Hall A Lobby
8:30 A 9:50 A Enclosure Design with a Purpose Ballroom 1 & 2
8:30 A 9:50 A Social Marketing - Mastering One (Facebook-Instagram-YouTube) Lincoln
8:30 A 9:50 A Demonstration and Delivery – The Next Evolution Ballroom 3 & 4
10:00 A 11:20 A
The Four Questions: Essential Tests for OEM Audio Integration Ballroom 1 & 2
10:00 A 11:20 A
Selling with Confidence Lincoln
10:00 A 11:20 A
Break The Rules and Close More Business Ballroom 3 & 4
11:20 A
2:30 P Lunch Concession Food Court
Vendor Training
Start End Manufacturer/Brand Location
12:30 P 1:30 P JBL by Harman Ballroom 1
12:30 P 1:30 P Brandmotion Ballroom 2
12:30 P 1:30 P Race Sport Lighting
Ballroom 3
12:30 P 1:30 P JVC
Ballroom 4
12:30 P 1:30 P Wet Sounds
Lincoln
12:30 P 1:30 P AudioControl Santa Fe
12:30 P 1:30 P Radenso Radar
Florida/Illinois
12:30 P 1:30 P ADS - iDatalink & iDatastart
Michigan/Texas
12:30 P 1:30 P AAMP - PAC Kentucky
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1:45 P 2:45 P Rockford Fosgate - Motorcycle Audio
Ballroom 1
1:45 P 2:45 P Firstech - Drone Mobile
Ballroom 3
1:45 P 2:45 P Kenwood Ballroom 4
1:45 P 2:45 P Memphis Audio
Lincoln
1:45 P 2:45 P DD Audio
Santa Fe
1:45 P 2:45 P Orca - Focal
Florida/Illinois
1:45 P 2:45 P AAMP - Stinger Michigan/Texas
1:45 P 2:45 P Directed Kentucky
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3:00 P 4:00 P Voxx Mobile Video Ballroom 1
3:00 P 4:00 P Sony Ballroom 2
3:00 P 4:00 P Metra Ballroom 3
3:00 P 4:00 P Hertz Ballroom 4
3:00 P 4:00 P Wet Sounds Lincoln
3:00 P 4:00 P Escort Radar
Santa Fe
3:00 P 4:00 P Arc Audio Florida/Illinois
3:00 P 4:00 P Alpine Michigan/Texas
3:00 P 4:00 P Directed Kentucky
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4:00 P 8:00 P Mobile Electronics Exhibit Hall Open Hall A
4:00 P 8:00 P  Beer & Business Event on the Exhibit Floor Hall A

Saturday, March 16

Education Workshops & Manufacturer Trainings are

Located at the Indiana Convention Center for Saturday & Sunday

Education Sessions
Start End Description Location
7:30 A 5:00 P Event Registration Hall A Lobby
8:00 A 9:20 A Tuning it Right the First Time 128-127
8:00 A 9:20 A Selling DSP: Technical Explanations & Sale Approaches 124-123
8:00 A 9:20 A Mastering Dealership Work: Part One 126-125
9:30 A 10:50 A Hot Rod Interior Fabrication 128-127
9:30 A 10:50 A Local Marketing: Mastering Public Relations 124-123
9:30 A 10:50 A Mastering Dealership Work: Part Two 126-125
11:00 A 12:20 P The Technicians Guide to the Universe 128-127
11:00 A 12:20 P Bidding the Job - Getting Paid Properly for Your Services
124-123
11:00 A 12:20 P I'm a Business Owner, But am I a Leader/Coach? 126-125
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11:30 A 4:30 P Mobile Electronics Exhibit Floor Open Hall A
11:30 A 1:30 P Lunch Concession Open Hall A
Vendor Training
Start End Manufacturer/Brand Location
4:45 P 5:45 P Voxx - Remote Start & Certification
120
4:45 P 5:45 P Sony 121
4:45 P 5:45 P Metra 122
4:45 P 5:45 P Audison 123
4:45 P 5:45 P AudioControl 124
4:45 P 5:45 P Escort Radar 125
4:45 P 5:45 P Arc Audio 126
4:45 P 7:00 P Orca - Mosconi/Gladen
127
4:45 P 5:45 P Alpine 128
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6:00 P 7:00 P Rockford Fosgate - Sound Quality
120
6:00 P 7:00 P SounDigital 121
6:00 P 7:00 P  Firstech 122
6:00 P 7:00 P Kenwood 123
6:00 P 7:00 P Directed 125
6:00 P 7:00 P DD Audio 126
6:00 P 7:00 P AAMP - Phoenix Gold
128
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Sunday, March 17

Vendor Training
Start End Manufacturer/Brand Location
8:30 A  2:30 P  Event Registration  Hall A Lobby 
9:00 A  10:00 A  Sony 120
9:00 A 10:00 A Firstech - Remote Start 122
9:00 A 10:00 A Infinity by Harman 123
9:00 A 10:00 A Rostra 124
9:00 A 10:00 A Orca -Illusion
127
9:00 A 10:00 A AAMP - Echomaster 128
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10:15 A 11:15 A Omega Research & Crimestopper
120
10:15 A 11:15 A Rockford Fosgate - Motorcycle Audio 121
10:15 A 11:15 A Metra 122
10:15 A 11:15 A Directed 123
10:15 A 11:15 A Rydeen Mobile 124
10:15 A 11:15 A ADS - iDatalink Maestro
125
10:15 A 11:15 A Memphis Audio 127
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11:00 A 2:30 P Mobile Electronics Exhibit Floor Open Hall A
11:00 A 1:30 P Lunch Concession Open Hall A
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Education Sessions
Start  End  Description Location
2:30 P 3:50 P It's All About the Phase 128-127
2:30 P  3:50 P  Sustainable Selling – The Four Rules & the Four Steps 124-123
2:30 P 3:50 P Branding your Business and Yourself! 126-125
4:00 P 5:20 P Tools of the Trade: Multimeters, Scopes & Polarity Testers 128-127
4:00 P 5:20 P Sustainable Selling - The Four Types 124-123
4:00 P 5:20 P Making the Investment: The Custom Fabrication Business 126-125
 

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012 18:50
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Instructor: Ron Hoser - Tier One Motoring, John Schwartz - Perfectionist Auto Sound, Chris Pate - Mobile Toys Inc.

Track: Owner - Manager

Session ID: OM008

Location: C142

[Click here to Reserve Your Seat*]

 

 

Description: We will discuss the current state of 12 volt retail (industry) including revenue and profit trends, the next recession and the talent pool shortage. 
We will help you to understand the current state of your business including: current revenue, profitability as well as year over year trends.

 

We will then discuss an improvement plan including: marketing, branding and positioning. We will focus on: what's your mission, what is your strength and what makes you different/unique? Then we will focus on opportunities for growth including: In store growth - growing existing categories and adding new categories. Learn strategies to grow beyond brick and mortar with online/e-commerce sales and how to produce a product or service unique to you.

 

We will finish the session by taking your questions and providing real-world answers.

 

*A reservation does not guarantee a seat. Reserved seating is located on the first two rows of each classroom and is on a first come first served basis. Please be at your class no later than ten minutes before start time. 

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 00:54
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Instructors: Ken Ward - Educar

Track: Technician - Fabricator

Session ID: TF000

Location: TBA

[Click here to Reserve Your Seat*]

 

Description: What if you could make sure that an OEM integration device will do what's needed - before you install it? How do you tell what you need a device to be able to do? Learn Educar's 2018 Four Questions process, to find OE integration issues before they're problems. We will show you how to test the signal and how to learn each device's "core functions" beforehand. In this session, you will learn how to expose additional processing of audio signals used by the carmakers - even in base-model audio systems from mainline brands like Toyota!

 

*A reservation does not guarantee a seat. Reserved seating is located on the first two rows of each classroom and is on a first come first served basis. Please be at your class no later than ten minutes before start time.  

 

Thursday, 02 March 2017 15:41
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KnowledgeFest Keynote Kickoff

Plan on participating in this dynamic presentation Saturday morning to kickoff the day with "The Retail Doctor" himself, Bob Phibbs, the World’s Leading Expert on Brick-and-Mortar Retailers!

 

Presenting - The Retail Doctor - Bob Phibbs

When: Saturday, August 10 from 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM 

Location: Ballroom C

[Click Here to Reserve Your Seat*]

 

Sponsored by:

RF Diamond R Black


Keynote Presentation: You Can Compete: How to Stop getting Your Butt Kicked by Online Competitors

 

Description: Looking to attract more customers? What if you could get more from those you already have coming in the door? The flawed assumption nearly every traditional retailer makes is that they'll edge out their online competitors by beating them on price. But with rising costs in both leases as well as labor, this just isn't sustainable. However, there is one thing that brick and mortar retailers can do that by design online retailers won't ever do. In "You Can Compete," Bob outlines the startlingly simple but mostly overlooked insight that will help you to not just grow your profitability but reinvent your business as a whole. In this presentation, you’ll discover how to engage customers, make bigger sales, and sell more often. You’ll be inspired to upgrade the way you do business.”

Sales Keynote Speaker | Customer Service Speakers | Bob Phibbs

Find Out More about The Retail Doctor:

Bob Phibbs - The Retail Doctor

Twitter ID: @TheRetailDoctor

 

BPKF19Meet Bob Phibbs, The World’s Leading Expert on Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

Who is the champion of retailers? Before 1994, there wasn’t a champion because retail was already starting to lose ground to online competitors.

That’s when Bob Phibbs stepped into the fight to give brick-and-mortar retailers a fighting chance. The Retail Doctor launched in 1994 and for the past 25+ years, you’ve seen his work.

Bob Phibbs is an internationally recognized business strategist, customer service expert, sales coach, marketing mentor, author of three books, and motivational business speaker.

Sure, that’s impressive, but what makes Bob Phibbs the world’s leading expert on brick-and-mortar retailers? His client list. Bernina, Brother, Caesars Palace, Hunter Douglas, Lego, Omega, Hearts on Fire, Husqvarna, Vera Bradley, Yamaha - those are just a handful of the thousands of big and small brands who trust Bob Phibbs’ King Midas touch.

Bob Phibbs was named one of the top retail influencers of 2018, a recognition he is humbled and grateful to receive. He is also an American Express merchant advisor, IBM retail futurist, and RetailWire BrainTrust partner. His website and blog have been named Best On The Planet For Retail in both 2017 and 2018 by Feedbuzz and was listed on over twenty retail influencer lists in 2018, often as #1.

Yes, success doesn’t come without more than a few bright lights. Bob has made appearances on ABC, Fox, MSNBC, and PBS, among other networks. Bob and his work have also been featured in articles by Entrepreneur, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He also has provided business makeovers to The Los Angeles Times. He is a Top Voice on LinkedIn.

Bob knows what it takes to rock in retail because he’s spent 30 years in the trenches of retail ups and downs. He’s been a corporate officer, franchisor, and entrepreneur who fought his way to the top.

Bob’s direct influence generated the highest increase in sales from South Coast Plaza, the highest grossing mall in the USA. He is a member of the National Speaker's Association and Author's Guild.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, 29 January 2018 18:49
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Thursday, August 8

Pre-Event Vendor Training Sessions

Start End Description Location
3:00 P
8:00 P Making DSP a Business with Audison
C146
6:00 P 8:00 P Fabrication Year in Review with Mobile Solutions & Orca   C155

Friday, August 9

Start End Description Location
7:30 A 5:00 P Event Registration
Hall C Lobby
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8:00 A 9:20 A 21st Century Car Audio - Part One
C146
8:00 A 9:20 A The Fine Art of Selling Accessories
C141
8:00 A 9:20 A How to Take Your Business from Good to Great
C142
9:30 A 10:50 A 21st Century Car Audio - Part Two C146
9:30 A 10:50 A The Sales Process - Roundtable Discussion C141
9:30 A 10:50 A Top Class Clarity: Getting Clear on Your Business’s Vision C142
11:00 A 12:20 P School of Sound - Part 1 C146
11:00 A 12:20 P Audio System Design for Sales Professionals C141
11:00 A 12:20 P 12 volt Industry Trends - Stay in Your Lane
C142
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12:00 P
2:00 P
Lunch Concession
C100 Area
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1:45 P 2:45 P Alpine C140
1:45 P 2:45 P JVC
C141
1:45 P 2:45 P Metra - Heise
C142
1:45 P 2:45 P Waylens C143
1:45 P 2:45 P AAMP Global - Stinger & Phoenix Gold
C144
1:45 P 2:45 P ADS - iDatalink Maestro
C145
1:45 P 2:45 P AudioControl C146
1:45 P 2:45 P K40 C147
1:45 P 2:45 P VAIS Technology
C148
1:45 P 2:45 P Memphis Audio
C149
1:45 P 2:45 P DD Audio
C154
1:45 P 2:45 P Voxx - Remote Start Training
C155
1:45 P 2:45 P Orca - Focal C156
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3:00 P 4:00 P Firstech - Drone Mobile
C140
3:00 P 4:00 P Kenwood C141
3:00 P 4:00 P Metra - Axxess Integration
C142
3:00 P 4:00 P Harman - Infinity
C143
3:00 P 4:00 P Arc Audio
C144
3:00 P 4:00 P Sony C145
3:00 P 4:00 P JL Audio
C146
3:00 P 4:00 P MSC America - Audiotec Fischer C147
3:00 P 4:00 P elettromedia USA - Hertz Audio
C148
3:00 P 4:00 P Directed C149
3:00 P 4:00 P Escort Radar
C154
3:00 P 4:00 P Rockford Fosgate - Motorcycle
C155
3:00 P 4:00 P Orca - Illusion Audio  C156
4:00 P 7:30 P Mobile Electronics Show Exhibit Floor Hall C
4:00 P
7:30 P Beer & Business Networking
Hall C
8:15 P 10:30 P Night School - School of Sound - Part 2
C146
8:15 P 10:30 P Night School - Mastering Instagram C141
8:15 P 10:30 P Night School - Owner's Roundtable
C142

Saturday, August 10

Start End Description Location
7:30 A 5:00 P Registration Hall C Lobby
8:00 A 9:30 A Keynote Kickoff - The Retail Doctor Ballroom C
9:30 A 10:50 A Tuning for Production
C146
9:30 A 10:50 A The Digital Business Card
C141
9:30 A 10:50 A The Rule of Three
C142
11:00 A 12:20 P Hot Rod Interior Fabrication
C146
11:00 A 12:20 P The Buyer Seller Dance and How to Take the Lead
C141
11:00 A 12:20 P The Four Modes and Running Your Business
C142
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Start End Description Location
12:00 P
4:30 P Mobile Electronics Exhibit Floor Open Hall C
12:00 P
2:00 P Lunch Concession Open Hall C
12:00 P 1:00 P Women in Mobile Electronics Networking Lunch Omni - Katy Trail
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4:45 P 5:45 P Firstech - Compustar
C140
4:45 P 5:45 P Metra - iBeam Safety
C141
4:45 P 5:45 P Kenwood C142
4:45 P 5:45 P Directed C143
4:45 P 5:45 P AAMP Global - PAC Integration
C144
4:45 P 5:45 P Escort Radar
C145
4:45 P 5:45 P JL Audio
C146
4:45 P 5:45 P Powerbass C147
4:45 P 5:45 P elettromedia USA - Audison
C148
4:45 P 5:45 P Arc Audio
C149
4:45 P 5:45 P SounDigital C154
4:45 P 5:45 P AudioControl C155
4:45 P 7:00 P Orca - Mosconi
C156
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6:00 P 7:00 P Alpine C140
6:00 P 7:00 P Metra - Axxess Integration
C141
6:00 P 7:00 P Rockford Fosgate - Integration
C142
6:00 P 7:00 P Directed C143
6:00 P 7:00 P Sony C144
6:00 P 7:00 P DD Audio C145
6:00 P 7:00 P JL Audio C146
6:00 P 7:00 P Aurigin - Hybrid Audio
C147
6:00 P 7:00 P Voxx Mobile Video C148
6:00 P 7:00 P Wet Sounds
C149
6:00 P 7:00 P K40 C154
6:00 P 7:00 P ADS - iDatalink & iDatastart C155
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7:30 P 8:30 P KnowledgeFest 25th Event - Reception House of Blues
8:30 P 10:30 P KnowledgeFest 25th Event - Chris Weaver Band House of Blues

Sunday, August 11

Start End Description Location
7:30 A 3:00 P Event Registration Hall C Lobby
8:00 A 9:20 A Everyday OEM Integration C146
8:00 A 9:20 A The Dashboard Evolution - Square Pegs for Round Holes
C141
8:00 A 9:20 A Building a Solid Financial Future for your Business
C142
9:30 A 10:50 A CNC Laser Focused
C146
9:30 A 10:50 A Social Media, Networking, Marketing & Branding  C141
9:30 A 10:50 A Beyond 12-Volt Retail
C142
11:00 A 12:20 P Industry Best Practices for Technicians & Fabricators
C146
11:00 A 12:20 P The Art and Science of Referrals C141
11:00 A 12:20 P External Preamps and Your Business
C142
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12:00 P 3:00 P Mobile Electronics Exhibit Floor Open
Hall C
12:00 P 2:00 P Lunch Concession Open
Hall C
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Start End Manufacturer/Brand Location
3:30 P 4:30 P Alpine C140
3:30 P 4:30 P Firstech - Compustar
C141
3:30 P 4:30 P JVC C142
3:30 P 4:30 P Ground Zero C143
3:30 P 4:30 P Memphis Audio C144
3:30 P 4:30 P Sony C145
3:30 P 4:30 P Metra - iBeam Safety C146
3:30 P 4:30 P Aurigin - Hybrid Audio C147
3:30 P 4:30 P Wet Sounds
C148
3:30 P 4:30 P Radenso Radar
C149
3:30 P 4:30 P Directed C154
3:30 P 4:30 P JL Audio C155
3:30 P 4:30 P Rockford Fosgate - Motorcycle C156
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4:45 P 5:45 P Voxx - Remote Start Certification
C140
4:45 P
5:45 P
Race Sport Lighting
C141
4:45 P 5:45 P MSC America-Audiotec Fischer
C142
4:45 P 5:45 P Waylens C143
4:45 P 5:45 P Brandmotion C144
4:45 P 5:45 P Metra - Heise C146
4:45 P 5:45 P Full River Battery
C147
4:45 P 5:45 P Powerbass C148
4:45 P 5:45 P Rydeen Mobile
C149
4:45 P 5:45 P Directed C154
4:45 P 5:45 P Wāvtech C155
4:45 P 5:45 P Diamond Audio C156
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6:30 P 7:00 P ME Industry Awards Reception Ballroom C
7:00 P 8:00 P ME Industry Awards Banquet [Invitation Only] Ballroom C
8:00 P 10:00 P ME Industry Awards Ballroom C

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Long Beach 2019 or Indy 2019


Monday, 16 January 2017 22:42
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Title: Mosconi Amps and DSP: Teaming Up and taking Over

 

Description: Orca Design and Manufacturing invites a special pre-KnowledgeFest event! Head to Seaside A Thursday evening at 6 p.m. to “go small” as renowned industry trainer Ken Ward presents and breaks down the Mosconi Pico line of amplifiers and processors. Learn to build smart, profitable systems using a single DSP-equipped amplifier to apply processing to connected amplifiers without onboard processing. Ken will also go through the specs and benefits of all five models and give you tips to get customers to believe in small form-factor power! Light refreshments will be served; please click the link to RSVP. See you Thursday night!

 

Thursday, February 6

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meeting Room: Seaside A

[Click here to Reserve Your Seat*]

 

*A reservation does not guarantee a seat. Reserved seating is located on the first two rows of each classroom and is on a first come first served basis. Please be at your class no later than ten minutes before the start.

Friday, 20 July 2018 22:04
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*KnowledgeFest Events Resecheduled

 

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