CLARK Security Products presented a 2010 Management Conference in conjunction with its annual Southwest Regional Security Expo and Educational Conference. More than 1,000 locksmiths attended the Southern California event during the week of October 4.
Industry experienced speakers led more than 40 classes offered between the Educational Symposium and the Management Conference. Locksmiths traveled from as far away as Massachusetts to expand their knowledge of the industry. Classes ranged from electronic access control to automotive to business management and safe lock servicing.
On Saturday, the Expo floor was abuzz with more than 80 booths representing a variety of manufacturers and exhibitors. Sales overall were up from the past two years—a good indication that locksmiths are in a better position to increase their own product and service offerings.
Meanwhile, speakers who understand both the industry and business management led a series of classes at CLARK’s 2010 Management Conference aimed to help locksmith owners expand their businesses and push forward into new market segments and apply new business tactics to traditional channels. Attendees walked away with strategic steps to grow their business in today’s economy, as well as contacts for like-minded owners with whom they could exchange best practices and good ideas.
“The opportunity to network with some of the largest shop owners was a huge benefit,” responded one attendee who raved about the usefulness of the conference and networking opportunities.
One attendee’s comment sums up why CLARK Security Products continues to offer services that help their customers build business in any economic climate: “I am very excited to get back to my shop. The conference exemplifies why I do business with CLARK.”
CLARK Security Products, a leading independent wholesale distributor of security products and services, stocks more than 35,000 items at 14 locations across the country and partners with more than 300 industry–leading manufacturers to bring locksmiths the security products they require. CLARK offers educational opportunities at four regional trade shows every year, as well as classes at 14 nationwide locations.
For more information, visit www.clarksecurity.com or call 1-800-854-2088.