ST. LOUIS, MO -- The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) has opened registration for its 2016 South Central Region Conference, taking place February 24-26, 2016, at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas.
South Central Region Vice President Dan Dungan, Springfield Electric Supply Company, will lead this year's event under the theme of "Success is Learned."
Once again, the first day will be devoted to education sessions. The networking showcase for new manufacturers and allied partners is also back for the first two days of the conference.
NAED's scheduled education sessions will include:
--Electrical Distribution and Construction - Developing an Agile Supply Chain Partnership - Lonny Simonian, professor, California Polytechnic State University
--Rethinking Distributor-Manufacturer Relationships in the Age of Rapid Innovation - Dirk Beveridge, president, UnleashWD
--Government Affairs: Brave New Regulatory World - Ed Orlet, vice president, Government Affairs, NAED
--Special Pricing Authorization Practices: The Present Conundrum & the Path Forward - Michael Marks, principal, Indian River Consulting Group
--PAR Benchmarking Analytics: How to Better Understand & Apply the Results - Scott Hackworth, CPA, senior vice president, Industry Insights, Inc. Hackworth will also be available for one-on-one discussions and analysis of the NAED PAR Report.
--What Amazon can't do, but Electrical Distributors can! - Paul Molitor, president and chief executive officer, IDEA and Keith Peck, president, ElectricSmarts Network
New this year, immediately following the General Session, attendees are invited to participate in lively expert-facilitated roundtable discussions covering a variety of topics including:
--Driving Change in Your Organization - Dirk Beveridge, facilitator
--Sales Compensation - Michael Marks, facilitator
--How to Recruit Your Next Top Salesperson - Allison Olden, facilitator
--Getting the Most Out of Your Distributor Relationships at NAED Meetings - Scott Costa, facilitator
The South Central Region Conference keynote speaker is William Taylor, Fast Company founding editor and best-selling author. During his keynote presentation, Practically Radical: Transforming Your Company and Challenging Yourself, Taylor will discuss how leaders everywhere are engaging in a dramatic rethink of how they compete, work, and get results.
Visit www.naed.org/southcentralregionconference to register. Early bird deadline is January 22, 2016. 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.