Celebrating 25 Years at CONNECT 2015

Marek Robinson by Marek Robinson | 11.30.2015

CONNECT 2016 will be November 10-13 at the luxurious Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL.

We recently celebrated 25 years of our Authorized Dealer program at CONNECT 2015. It was great to see nearly 800 dealers from across the United States, Canada and Latin America networking in Scottsdale, AZ.

The event kicked off with the first-ever community service at CONNECT. Over 100 dealers participated to build over 2,000 hygiene kits with Clean the World that were immediately distributed to Tumbleweed to help the homeless youth of Arizona. Watch the video to see our dealers in action.

With over 30 sponsors, CONNECT Expo 2015 presented solutions and services to help authorized dealers grow their business. With a range of tables to visit, the dealers were introduced to a variety of products, solutions and industry affiliations. Thanks to all of our sponsors and attendees for making it such a success.

A key component was the over 60 breakout sessions that provided relevant content to help dealers grow their business in the residential, commercial and industrial space. Nowhere else in the industry do dealers have so much access to so much information in one place.

Inspiring Speakers and Accomplishments
The group also learned from two keynote speakers who hit on very different but important aspects of running a business in today’s climate. Jason Dorsey wowed the audience when he explained the best way to reach Millennials, a mega-generation of more than 80 million people moving into their prime spending years. Alison Levine, an adventurer who climbed the Seven Summits and skied to both the North and South Poles, showed how the ability to adapt to a changing environment is as critical in the workplace as the harsh elements.

CONNECT 2015 Lifetime Achievement

Mike Duffy, Per Mar Security Services, received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The General Session concluded with our 2015 life safety presentation to members of the Phoenix Fire and Police Department who helped save two lives in an extreme flood rescue. To see Larry King recount the details, watch the video.

We wanted to make sure that the group also had some time to network in a social setting. At our Country Music Costume party, dealers got a chance to show their creative side for some great prizes. You’ll find some interesting costumes in these photos.

We ended the time together by recognizing our dealers at our Awards Gala for the great work they accomplished in 2015. To see all of those recognized, take a minute to review our Facebook photo gallery.

Save the Date for CONNECT 2016
We’re already planning for next year. CONNECT 2016 will be November 10-13 at the Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Fl. If you’re a Honeywell Authorized Dealer, mark your calendar for this dynamic event.