Proforma (asi/300094) yesterday announced new one-on-one networking events between select members and suppliers. Termed “Energize Summits,” the events are dedicated toward Proforma owners selling less than $1 million a year, with the goal to generate ideas and programs with preferred vendors with at least $1 million in sales potential.
“The Energize Summits were created to help Proforma owners and sales reps build meaningful relationships with our supplier partners,” said Greg Muzzillo, founder of Proforma. “We believe these Energize Summits in conjunction with our new Annual Planning Retreat format will be a great way for our owners and reps to kick start their new year.”
The Energize Summits are invitation-only events that are free for select Proforma members. The format includes scheduled 20-minute meetings with supplier¬s.
“These meetings can be real game-changers for us and for Proforma owners and sales reps,” said Brian P. Padian, senior vice president of sales for Logomark (asi/67866). “The more we get to know about the distributors we are working with, their specific clients, projects and challenges, the easier it is for us to tailor our services to meet their needs. These conversations will give us an insight into their businesses that we may have never had and lead to partnerships that are far more beneficial and profitable.”
Energize Summits will be held in conjunction with, but separate from, most of the seven 2016 Annual Planning Retreats (formerly Proforma Regional Meetings) scheduled throughout North America in January and February.