Back to the Summit: EDS returns May 10 – 13, 2022.
It’s been two years. And that’s way too long. With the electronics components industry facing an uncertain business climate and supply-chain challenges, this EDS Summit – the first since 2019 – is more important than ever. If you’re a manufacturer, distributor, or sales representative, you need to be here for this elite event on May 10 – 13 at the Mirage Resort in Las Vegas.
There’s Nothing Like the EDS Leadership Summit.
With a legacy dating back decades, the annual EDS Leadership Summit is a premier annual event for the electronic components industry. EDS is absolutely unique in the conference and trade show business because it functions as both a high-level, meeting-based event and a vibrant marketplace of ideas.
Bringing Together the Industry’s Top Talent.
It’s called a “leadership summit,” because, for four productive days, EDS brings together industry experts and decision-makers from the world’s top manufacturers, distributors and sales representatives to share insights, focus resources, make plans and build new business. At the heart of EDS is an idea exchange, which takes place at strategic meetings, event functions and informal gatherings throughout the Summit.
Sponsored by the ECIA, ERA and GEDA
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).
SPARK: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders
Because of the outstanding success of the virtual programs in 2020 and 2021, the SPARK 1.0 Professional Development Program will return as a virtual program after EDS this year. This weekly SPARK program introduces your most talented people into EDS and gives them new competencies to grow their careers. The virtual program will begin on May 18th this year.
Safety Is Our First Priority
Nothing is more important to us than your health and well-being. We’re working closely with MGM Resorts and their public-health experts to keep our Summit both secure and as close to normal as possible.
Want a Stronger Supply Chain? Get Personal at EDS.
Ensuring a more resilient supply chain is not just technological or data-based. It’s personal: person-to-person business relationships based on mutually aligned goals. In today’s globalized business environments, collaboration is the ‘glue’ that holds supply chains together. And collaboration is what we foster at EDS – because we believe that “conversation and conference lead to commerce.”
Getting the Most Out of EDS
Taking advantage of all EDS has to offer requires planning. To make effective use of your time, plan on contacting people you want to see well in advance. Every meeting is an opportunity to build your company’s brand, so be purposeful, deliver a clear message, and always – follow up.
The resources on EDSSummit.com are designed to make participation as easy and productive as possible. They include: Best Practice Guidelines, a Preparation Checklist, and a Manual for Logistics and Support Services. You’ll also have access to advice from EDS board members, staff and our three supporting associations: ECIA, ERA and GEDA. During the Summit, attendees can visit the Association Center to access further valuable resources.
EDS LinkedIn: A Growing Resource
With over 2,000 members, the EDS Summit LinkedIn group provides a forum where all EDS channel partners can meet and network. Join the discussion by typing “EDS Summit” ’into the LinkedIn search box.