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 me in hoping that you achieve your goals at EDS.
Many companies come to 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.
Gretchen Oie, Show Manager
First Timer Resources
EDS Link: Connect with potential channel partners — Manufacturers, Distributors and Reps. EDS Link enables companies to quickly find the right networking opportunities. It’s easy, rewarding and saves valuable time. Whenever manufacturers, distributors or reps access EDS Link, they can search the list of 2019 companies by type, request appointments and leave messages, all from the privacy of their own personal inbox. Log in information is provided after you register.
Logistical Arrangements for EDS are located on the web site under Logistics & Support. You will find the details for shipping, space requirements, signage, electrical, and much, much more. Please review all of the materials carefully included in this section.