Executive to Executive Power: e2e Meetings Makes its Debut in Aruba11 Dec, 2006 By: Editorial Staff imageSource
Executive to Executive Power: e2e Meetings Makes its Debut in Aruba
e2e Meetings, the recently established executive to executive tradeshow that
links manufacturers and dealers together for one-on-one negotiations that lead
to profitable partnerships, held their very successful debut in October, on the
tropical island of Aruba.
Established as a premiere enterprise to help copier and printer dealers get
face-to-face with key decision makers, leading OEMs, and suppliers to the
channel not normally available in a setting conducive to networking, the e2e
Meetings first, premier event partnered with the Copier Dealers Association (CDA.
Nearly 30 of the most prestigious group of copier and printer dealer/owners in
the USA engaged in the opportunity for vendors to get up-close and personal in a
friendly, stress free environment for pre-scheduled, productive meetings.
The new e2e Meetings, produced by Imaging Network, also founders of ITEX and
imageSource magazine, developed the four-day networking event to put La Crosse
Management Systems, GreatAmerica Leasing, Digital Gateway, Katun, SHARP,
Panasonic, Customized Works, ESP, and Muratec with the REAL bottom-line decision
makers from the Copier Dealers Association.
John Kuchta, owner of Solution One and president of the CDA said, “Thanks for
launching this concept at the CDA annual conference. It was a first class event
and all of the participants’ remarks have been complimentary. Your vendors
should follow up to maximize this concept...as well as ITEX.”
Along with planned social events, the primary focus of e2e Meetings was for
manufacturers and dealers to review new items, marketing initiatives and
strategic direction, “partnering up” in a relaxed atmosphere conducive to in
depth discussions. What made the process work was the full cooperation of all
participating dealers and manufacturers intending to do business while there.
The participating vendors had committed a big investment of time and money in
order to have the ability to meet specific dealers in a closed setting. The
commitment consisted of 30-minute intervals that rotated dealers from one
meeting space to another in order to meet each scheduled manufacturer. This
uniquely created synergy was/is the key to making the e2e Meetings successful.
In addition, to help assure a smooth and efficient transition, each dealer
and vendor were assigned a staff e2e employee (ambassador)that assisted in
handling requests and directing them to scheduled activities. This special
support staff feature helped participants to maximize their time more
efficiently. The bottom line purpose was to make sure the overall experience was
both profitable and pleasant.
Marc Spring, president of Imaging Network remarked,"I really thank all of the
CDA dealers and our e2e vendors for helping us run such a smooth and successful
event,and at an unprecedented level. I have received numerous compliments from
both vendors and dealers,and though I’m pleased people appreciated their VIP
treatment,most important was that their investment for participation was
recouped in their first scheduled meeting.”
The e2e Meetings of channel-specific events will be held throughout the year
in order to provide timely opportunities and efficiencies to the business
processes. To learn more about e2e Meetings and where upcoming events will be
held, including the next show in Las Vegas in March, during ITEX,look for
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