BTA Mid-America to Host Gateway to Success May 2-4 in St. Louis, Mo.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On May 2-4, 2012, the Business Technology Association’s (BTA) Mid-America district will host its annual Gateway to Success district event at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis, Mo.
This event will feature a keynote presentation by Jim D’Emidio, president of Muratec America Inc. There will also be four additional education sessions providing insight and strategies that can help any office technology dealership reach new heights, including a dealer panel focused on managed services and a special, inspirational session by John O'Leary of Rising Above.
Dealers will be able to participate in networking events that will allow them to connect with their peers. In addition, there will be time to visit with 30 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 a $500 American Express gift card from BTA Mid-America.
Attendees can also choose one of two group activities – seeing the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the St. Louis Cardinals from the vantage point of a private suite in Busch Stadium or touring the Gateway Arch and enjoying a riverboat cruise on the Mississippi River.
Education sessions during the event will include: “Office Imaging: Taking Advantage of a Market in Transition,” with Robert Palmer and Ann Priede of Lyra Research; “Critical Success Factors for Managed Services in Your Dealership,” with Mitch Morgan and Chris Ryne of Growth Achievement Partners; and an inspirational session, “Ignite Your Life! Discovering the Keys to Unlock Passion, Potential & Impact,” with John O’Leary of Rising Above. This special session is sponsored by Polek & Polek. There will also be a dealer panel, “Managed Services: The Dealer Perspective," with panelists Alan Bean, Southeastern Business Machines Co., Huntsville, Ala.; Chris Black, R.K. Black Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Brian Ridenhour, Data Comm Inc., Jefferson City, Mo. The panel discussion will be facilitated by Morgan and Ryne;
In addition, BTA General Counsel Bob Goldberg will be available during the event to provide free legal consultations to BTA members.
Preceding the Gateway to Success event on May 1-2, BTA and Growth Achievement Partners will offer the BTA Managed Services Workshop as the front-runner education workshop. Attendees will receive free registration to Gateway to Success. For more information, visit www.bta.org/MS.