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BTA Southeast to Host Fall Colors Retreat Oct. 24-25 in Asheville, N.C.

9 Sep, 2014

Kansas City, MO – September 9, 2014 — On Oct. 24-25, 2014, the Business Technology Association’s (BTA; www.bta.org) Southeast district will host its annual Fall Colors Retreat at the Doubletree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore in Asheville, N.C., located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The educational and networking event, open to dealers from across the country, will be a great setting to gather new ideas and network with peers.

The agenda features a dealer panel and an educational session by Roy Serhal, regional sales manager for North America at N-able by SolarWinds, both of which will focus on managed IT services. Dealers will be able to participate in networking events that will allow them to connect with their peers and exhibiting sponsors, including round-table sessions with sponsors, two dinners, a welcoming reception and a tour of the Biltmore Estate that includes a private behind-the-scenes Butler's Tour. On Saturday afternoon, there will be time to explore Asheville and the surrounding area. Dealer attendees will also have the chance to win prizes in exhibitor drawings and enter the BTA District Event Sweepstakes.

The Fall Colors Retreat will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, with a trip to the historic Biltmore Estate. Attendees will have the morning to explore the property and will have lunch on their own. After lunch, the group will meet for the private Butler’s Tour. At 5:30 p.m., attendees will travel to historic Asheville for dinner at Pack’s Tavern.

The second day of the Fall Colors Retreat will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, with a breakfast with exhibitors. Serhal’s educational session, “Making the Shift: How MFP Dealers are Succeeding in Managed Services,” and round-table sessions with exhibiting sponsors will follow. The dealer panel, “Growing Your Managed Services Practice,” will wrap up the day’s educational agenda. From 12:15 until 6:30 p.m., attendees will have time to explore the Asheville area before a cocktail reception and dinner at the hotel.

The Fall Colors Retreat exhibiting sponsors: Crawford Thomas, Digitek, ECi FMAudit, EverBank, Frontier Imaging, GreatAmerica Financial Services, OKI, OnePak, Print Audit, SYNNEX and West Point Products.

BTA member dealer registration is $159, which includes the Friday trip to the Biltmore Estate (ticket to the estate and the private Butler's Tour), Friday's dinner at Pack's Tavern, Saturday educational sessions and Saturday breakfast, cocktails and dinner. An additional attendee from the same dealership is $129. Non-member registration is $209. Spouse/guest registration is $79 and children under 12 are $40. Both spouse/guest and child registrations include the Friday Biltmore tour, Friday dinner and Saturday reception and dinner.

For more information, including full session descriptions and the registration form for the event, visit http://www.bta.org/BTASoutheastEvent.

Founded in 1926, the Business Technology Association serves office technology dealerships, resellers, manufacturers, distributors and service companies. Its core members office technology dealerships consult, sell and service hardware, software and supplies with the goal of helping businesses maximize their investment in devices and technology. Through the association's various educational programs, information, research, legal services, publications and guidance, BTA member dealerships are positioned to be the premier source of the office technology used by businesses throughout the United States every day. For more information on BTA, visit its Web site at http://www.bta.org or call (800) 505-2821. The fax number is (816) 941-4838. You may also write to: BTA, 12411 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO  64145.


For More Information Contact:

Brent Hoskins, Executive Director,  Business Technology Association  (816) 303-4040

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