PROFITsystems Announces Agenda for Colossal Meeting at Vegas Market
Furniture World Magazine
Software provider PROFITsystems, Inc. will host its annual Colossal Group Meeting during the Las Vegas Furniture Market in late January. The theme this year, “Business in Changing Times — Maintaining the Edge and Profitability” promises two days of speakers and panels to give attendees insight and guidance into today’s dynamic marketplace. This year’s conference agenda is designed to energize home goods retailers, including the independently owned stores, as several of the speakers and panels deal with issues particularly relevant to them.
The Colossal Meeting takes place Thursday, January 31st and Friday, February 1st at the Excalibur Hotel. Topics will include “Re-imagining your Business to Improve Retail Sales”; “Harnessing the Power of the Internet”; “The Bright Future of Independent Business”; “What’s New – What’s Next” and more, along with an exploration of case studies, industry insights and best practices that have made previous Colossal Meetings so successful. Speakers include industry veteran Sev Ritchie, Hearst Integrated Media’s Kelly Peterson, and Gary Kitchen, CEO of Chordus, among others.
Both days begin with a continental breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and five different speakers and panels, as well as a networking lunch, before adjourning at 4:15. Thursday’s program concludes with dinner and entertainment at Excalibur’s world-famous Tournament of Kings.
“The Colossal Meeting is chock full of practical information that I can take back and immediately apply to my business,” said Chris Ehgoetz, president of Arizona-based Michael Alan Furniture. “It’s a great chance to network.”
“We can find some new lines to carry in Vegas, but it’s also important to use the time there to learn something new as well,” said Doug Correia, owner of Jacksonville, Fla.-based Woodchuck’s. “The Colossal Meeting is packed with great discussions that really get me thinking about ways to improve the way I do business.”
PROFITsystems’ core product, PROFITprofessional, allows clients in the retail furniture industry to easily manage their accounting systems, financial reporting and planning, customer service, inventory, purchase orders, sales tickets and analysis, and other functions. PROFITsystems Inc., based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is comprised of six strategic business units dedicated to helping retailers make money. These business units include tools like financial analysis, strategic planning, warehouse logistics, sales consulting, performance groups, advanced education, a group freight buying program as well a complete software package designed and created for the specific needs of the home goods industry. To learn more, please visit www.profitsystems.net.