Azione Unlimited Sagacious Summit in San Antonio Nears

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, buying group packs its 11th semi-annual three-day conference with informative panel discussions, insightful one-on-one sessions, small group meetings, and expert marketing tips and tricks.

Chester Springs, PA – March 8, 2017 – Azione Unlimited (AU), the education and buying group for integrators, is all set for its 11th semi-annual conference, entitled “Sagacious Summit in San Antonio”, being held March 13-15, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. Held at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel, the conference offers three full days of insightful programming, guest speakers, panel sessions, and dedicated one-on-one and small group time for Azione members to connect with vendor member partners, including Azione board members.

The Sagacious Summit: A Wise Choice

“Sagacious” is often defined as shrewd, or wise—having a keen business sense. The Azione Unlimited Spring Conference gives dealers numerous opportunities to learn about much more than technology, gaining wisdom that will benefit their companies in today’s ever-changing business climate. “Our intimate and insightful conferences not only provide Azione Unlimited members and partners opportunities to learn from their peers and industry experts, they help dealers and vendors to be wiser—more sagacious—in doing business together,” says Azione Unlimited President Richard Glikes.

Now in its fifth year and experiencing unprecedented growth, Azione Unlimited remains steadfastly focused on education, communication, and the exchange of ideas, while establishing a dynamic atmosphere that fosters friendships and strong business relationships, and the Spring Conference exemplifies these ideals.

With an emphasis on the timely topics that affect today’s integrators and manufacturers, the event delivers plenty of opportunities for dealers and vendors to work together to gain actionable insights, formulate best practices, and forge or strengthen relationships that last long after the conference ends.

Dynamic Speakers with an Eye on Strategic Planning for the Future

Keynote speaker Tim Costello, Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO of New Home Technologies, LLC, BDX ( Builder Exchange), and Builder Homesite, Inc. an organization that brings together homebuilding industry leaders to develop world-class technology solutions, will share his insight and predictions on homebuilding trends and smart home technology. A renowned leader in the development and implementation of world-class manufacturing, engineering, and quality systems, Costello will provide business insights and acute marketing perceptions that could change the way home technology professionals think about the future of their business.

Guest speaker Brad Whitehead, principal of VX Strategy, a management consulting firm specializing in organizational development, strategic planning, and tactical execution for small and medium sized growth-oriented businesses, will host two small group meetings that explore how to take an integration firm to the next level:

  • Survival to Success: Developing your business to $3M and beyond
  • Sustainable Take-Off: Managing accelerated growth and the challenges that come with it.

Brad Stanek, Senior Vice President at JP Morgan, world renowned financial firm, will present classes on human resources, finances, and retirement, offering keen financial insight business owners need.

These are just a few examples of the classes and small group meetings offered during the Spring Conference. Attendees are sure to leave with new wisdom and strategic planning knowledge they can take back to their offices and deploy immediately for the betterment of their businesses.

Industry Leaders Discuss Emerging Trends

As always, the Azione Spring Conference brings together industry leaders to explore the trends that affect dealers and manufacturers, alike. Julie Jacobson, CE Pro founding editor, will moderate a panel discussion featuring CEDIA VP of Emerging Technology David Pedigo, Alexa Whole Home at Amazon Principal Technical Product Manager Dan Quigley, keynote speaker Costello and others, to share thoughts and opinions on the future of the industry. Attendees can expect to learn more about voice control, AI, service plans, technology management, and more in this highly relevant session.

High-energy, Fast-paced Networking, Knowledge, and Fun

Members will also participate in open discussions, one-on-one meetings with Azione vendor partners, and small group meeting sessions; always a member favorite. In these unique sessions, dealers brainstorm business and marketing tactics, share tips and ideas, and see how working together creates a stronger industry, opening the doors to greater profitability for Azione members, individually and as a whole.

“Our members describe Azione Unlimited conferences as high-energy, fast-paced, interactive events that nurture a sense of belonging within the CEDIA community through impactful and insightful programming. Each conference, so far, has surpassed the last in terms of substantive content, valuable information, and practical ideas Azione members and partners can implement right away.”
– Richard Glikes

“But we also make time for fun!” he adds. Touting the after-hours camaraderie that will occur at the legendary, scenic Riverwalk location, Glikes notes that Azione has bought-out two renowned restaurants, Biga on the Banks and Acenar, for attendees to continue networking, idea-sharing, and relationship building after the scheduled events have concluded.

Interested parties can learn more about Azione Unlimited by visiting, contacting President Richard Glikes by emailing, or by calling (610) 280-3840.

Why is this Important?

Azione Unlimited celebrates its five-year anniversary with the “Sagacious Summit in San Antonio” at the Westin Riverwalk. The Spring Conference provides attendees with three days full of high-energy learning, idea sharing, and networking.

About Azione Unlimited

Azione Unlimited, the education and buying group for integrators, is a consortium of like-minded integrators and vendors. The organization helps its members achieve greater levels of prosperity, technical acumen, and sophistication in running their businesses and serving customers.

Founded by industry veteran Richard Glikes and headquartered in Chester Springs, PA, the organization is celebrating its fifth year. In addition to two high-energy, information-packed conferences per year, Azione provides its members with a host of benefits, from product discounts to educational middle management meetings, and marketing tools.

Learn more at or by following @AzioneUnlimited on Twitter.

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Azione Unlimited Contact
Richard Glikes
(610) 280-3840

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(425) 328-8640

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