May 10–May 13, 2022

Mirage ◦ Las Vegas

The Glob­al Elec­tron­ics Dis­trib­u­tors Asso­ci­a­tion (GEDA) comes on board the EDS Lead­er­ship Summit.

One of the elec­tron­ics com­po­nents industry’s top events gains a third mem­ber asso­ci­a­tion sponsor.


ALPHARET­TA, GA – The Elec­tron­ic Dis­trib­u­tors Sum­mit (EDS) announced that the new­ly formed Glob­al Elec­tron­ic Dis­trib­u­tors Asso­ci­a­tion (GEDA) will become the third spon­sor­ing asso­ci­a­tion of EDS, join­ing the Elec­tron­ics Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Asso­ci­a­tion Inter­na­tion­al (ERA) and the Elec­tron­ics Com­po­nents Indus­try Asso­ci­a­tion (ECIA). EDS is the orga­ni­za­tion that pro­duces the annu­al EDS Lead­er­ship Summit.

We’re pleased that GEDA is reaf­firm­ing its sup­port of EDS and its impor­tance to our indus­try. We’re look­ing for­ward to their input and par­tic­i­pa­tion,” said ERA CEO Wal­ter Tobin. GEDA’s addi­tion will also help us in expand­ing the Summit’s glob­al reach as the pre­mier indus­try event.”

GEDA will have two rep­re­sen­ta­tives on the EDS Board, a fact that pleas­es ECIA board mem­ber Mike Mor­ton, COO of TTI, an elec­tron­ics com­po­nents dis­trib­u­tor. I am very pleased with the sup­port giv­en to the EDS Board of Direc­tors by both the ECIA and ERA asso­ci­a­tions. With the inclu­sion of GEDA, I think this a step for­ward in the col­lab­o­ra­tion of the three indus­try associations.”

The 2020 EDS Lead­er­ship Sum­mit will be held at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas from May 11 through May 15. Wide­ly con­sid­ered the pre­mier annu­al event for the inter­na­tion­al elec­tron­ics com­po­nents indus­try, the Sum­mit draws over 4,000 exec­u­tives from world’s lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers, dis­trib­u­tors and sales representatives. 

EDS is the event for con­nect­ing exec­u­tives of the elec­tron­ic com­po­nent indus­try sup­ply chain,” said Bill Brad­ford, pres­i­dent and CEO of ECIA, and we are excit­ed to wel­come GEDA’s sup­port of this annu­al lead­er­ship summit.”


EDS is the pre­mier annu­al event for lead­ers and inno­va­tors in the inter­na­tion­al elec­tron­ics indus­try. It brings togeth­er the man­u­fac­tur­ers, dis­trib­u­tors and representatives

of elec­tron­ic com­po­nents, instru­ments and acces­sories. It allows the bright­est minds in the indus­try an oppor­tu­ni­ty to meet, make con­tacts and build their busi­ness­es. Sup­pli­ers of indus­try goods and ser­vices also are on hand to mar­ket their products.

The empha­sis at EDS is on forg­ing and main­tain­ing busi­ness rela­tion­ships through sched­uled, one-on-one meet­ings. The event also offers impor­tant prod­uct exhibits, edu­ca­tion­al pro­gram­ming and net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties. EDS is a com­bined effort and strong­ly sup­port­ed by three of the industry’s lead­ing mem­ber orga­ni­za­tions — the Elec­tron­ic Com­po­nents Indus­try Asso­ci­a­tion (ECIA), the Elec­tron­ics Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Asso­ci­a­tion Inter­na­tion­al (ERA) and the Glob­al Elec­tron­ics Dis­trib­u­tors Asso­ci­a­tion (GEDA).

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