First Time at EDS?
Welcome to the EDS Leadership Summit! We’re pleased to have you as a participant, and the Board of Directors joins us in hoping that you achieve your goals at EDS.
Many companies come to the Electronic Distribution Show (EDS) for the first time without realizing how different the Leadership Summit is from a traditional trade show, both because it is more of a sell-through than a sell-to environment, and because of its emphasis on quality rather than quantity. There are relatively few companies in the concentrated target audience, and even if 100 percent of the invitees came, instead of our usual 85 percent (in itself a remarkable number in the trade show world), traffic would be spread out, with 150 distributor companies, and approximately 600 personnel, to be “shared” among 300 manufacturers.
Because the EDS Leadership Summit is so different, you must plan for it differently. To help you plan, we have put together an extensive orientation program and the details are included here.
Again we are pleased to welcome you to EDS, and we look forward to meeting you personally in Las Vegas.
First Timer Resources
First Timer’s FAQ: Frequently asked questions about EDS and how to make the most of attending.
Basecamp Affiliate Meeting Space: Basecamp Meeting Spaces allow Manufacturers to take part in the EDS action even if they don’t have enough appointments to warrant a private meeting room or hotel suite. Manufacturers attending EDS for the first time may also be eligible to register at a special rate.
EDS Matchmaker: Connect with potential channel partners — Manufacturers, Distributors and Reps. EDS Matchmaker enables companies to quickly find the right networking opportunities. It’s easy, rewarding and saves valuable time. Whenever manufacturers, distributors or reps access EDS Matchmaker, they can search the list of EDS 2023 companies by type or by company and know that they are connecting with companies open to new business connections. *NOTE: Requesting an appointment is not a guarantee that your request will be accepted. Please follow up to confirm any appointments and changes in time and location.
Logistical Arrangements for EDS: You will find details for shipping, space requirements, signage, electrical, and much, much more on the Logistics & Support page of this website. Please review all of the materials carefully included in this section.