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Are you embracing the managed IT services opportunities within your customer base — or are you leaving money on the table while risking having your customers stolen by the competition? Managed IT services cannot only provide a new revenue opportunity, but can also help to diversify your services offering and protect your base. Many of your fellow dealers are moving in this direction or have plans to do so. A December 2014 survey of dealers by InfoTrends, the market research firm, revealed that 73 percent of the office technology dealers responding to the survey who did not offer managed IT services at the time had plans to do so. Plus, among the dealer respondents offering managed IT services at the time, 94 percent projected that their involvement in managed IT services would increase over the next five years. Are you on track with your managed IT services strategy? With a focus on managed IT services, the Spring Break event, hosted by BTA Southeast, will help you better prepare your dealership to claim a greater share of this burgeoning opportunity.
The event will feature a keynote session by Dr. Steven Shepard of Shepard Communications Group, a dealer panel focused on emerging technologies, and seven additional educational sessions presented by industry experts. In addition, there will be time to visit with 40-plus exhibiting sponsors, many of which will hold drawings for great prizes during the event. Dealer attendees can also enter on-site for a chance to win one of five $100 American Express gift cards and be entered into the BTA Events Sweepstakes.
At the close of the event, BTA will provide admission tickets to the nearby National World War II Museum, which is within walking distance from the hotel. Attendees may explore the museum at their leisure during the afternoon, and will convene as a group that evening for dinner and entertainment at the museum.
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Schedule of Events Click here for a detailed schedule.
Friday, March 18
Spring Break will begin at 7 a.m. with breakfast, followed by opening comments at 8 a.m. The keynote address and two educational sessions will follow. Breaks between sessions will give attendees time to visit with peers and exhibiting sponsors. After the first two educational sessions, lunch will be served. Following lunch, two educational sessions and the dealer panel will wrap up the first day's educational offerings. After the panel, a welcoming reception will be held from 5 until 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 19
A continental breakfast will be served from 7 until 8 a.m., followed by the final three educational sessions. At 11:45 a.m., closing comments and prize drawings will be held. Breaks between sessions will give attendees time to visit with peers and exhibiting sponsors.
The event will wrap up from 2 until 9 p.m., when attendees will travel to the National World War II Museum for a tour and dinner at the museum's restaurant.