ST. LOUIS -- The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) today opened registration for its 2014 Eastern Region Conference, taking place November 10-12 at the Marriott Marco Island, Marco Island, Fla.
Eastern Region Vice President Scott O'Day, vice president, Sales & Marketing, Controller Service & Sales, will lead this year's event under the theme of "Imagine the Possibilities."
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 Eastern Region Conference keynote speaker is Captain Richard Phillips. Phillips was Captain of the Maersk Alabama (real life inspiration for the movie Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks). Phillips shares his compelling story and draws lessons from those dramatic events that can help your organization survive and thrive. Phillips will discuss the vital importance of leadership and teamwork, combined with a belief in the power and potential of yourself and your team, as seen through the eyes of an unassuming hero who conquered an extraordinary challenge.
Back again this year is the Networking Showcase where attendees will be able to learn about the services provided by the new associate members and allied partners.
NAED's scheduled sessions will include:
Alternative Distribution Channels' Impact on the Electrical Distribution Industry - Bob Segal, principal, Frank Lynn & Associates
Death, Taxes & Difficult Conversations - Brendan Sullivan, published novelist, experienced corporate employee training, corporate creativity coach
Harnessing Technology to Change the Work Environment (panel discussion)
Connection Strategies: Building More Successful & Meaningful Connections - Terry Hawkins, award winning speaker, best-selling author, enterprise educator
Competing Against the Online Giants - Denise Keating, president, DATAgility, Inc.
Baby Boomers Staying R-E-L-E-V-A-N-T? - Steve Kayser, media expert, radio host and award-winning business writer
Selling Real Value Solution in the Electrical Industry - Sean Leahy, electrical industry veteran, published author, regular contributor to EW, professional speaker and sales trainer
Visit the Eastern Region Conference page to register. For more information, contact the NAED Conference Department at (888) 791-2512.
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. NAED's membership operates in more than 5,100 locations internationally.