ST. LOUIS, MO -- Today the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) opened registration for its 2014 South Central Region Conference, taking place Feb. 24-26 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside in Tampa, Fla.
South Central Vice President Shaker Brock, vice president of Sales for Tampa-based Electric Supply Inc., will lead this year's event under the theme "Be the Change."
Blinds.com Founder and CEO Jay Steinfeld will present the keynote, "Don't Change. Evolve!' Steinfeld will explore ways for you to empower your employees and forge your own corporate identity in a way that will directly affect your bottom line.
Once again, the NAED will kick the conference off with a full day of education, giving attendees flexibility to participate in all the industry-focused learning this event offers before launching into two days of B2B booth sessions, peer-networking groups and other relationship-building opportunities.
The NAED's scheduled sessions will include:
•"Selling Services to Increase Your Competitive Advantage...and Maybe Even Your Profitability," by Jim Pancero, president, Jim Pancero Inc.
•"What the Buying Process Looks Like Today - What Affects Purchase Decisions and Why," by Kelly McDonald, author and marketing/advertising expert, McDonald Marketing
•"Online Personal Marketing Strategies - How Your Personal Brand Can Make or Break Your Business Brand," by Sam Richter, founder and CEO, SBR Worldwide/Know More!
•"Innovation...Creating a Culture for Change," by Louis Foreman, product development & innovation expert
•"Today's Talent, Tomorrow's Leaders - Building an Effective Talent Management Program," by Erika TenEyck, research and development manager, NAED
•"Disaster Recovery and Prevention - Are Your Really Ready?" by Gail Moraton, Business Resiliency Manager, Institute for Business and Home
Visit www.naed.org/southcentralregionconference to register. The early bird registration deadline is January 22, 2014. For more information, contact the NAED Conference Department at (888) 791-2512.
The NAED is the trade association for the $70+ billion electrical distribution industry. Through networking, education, research, and benchmarking, NAED helps electrical distributors increase profitability and improve the channel. The NAED's membership operates in more than 5,100 locations internationally.