May 19–May 23, 2025

Resorts World ◦ Las Vegas

The 2024 EDS Lead­er­ship Sum­mit is mov­ing from the Mirage Resort to Resorts World Las Vegas.

The 2024 EDS Lead­er­ship Sum­mit, ini­tial­ly set for May 13 – 17 at the Mirage, Las Vegas, Neva­da, is relo­cat­ing to Resorts World Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip. The event will now take place Tues­day, May 21 through Fri­day, May 24 – one week lat­er than orig­i­nal­ly planned.

The shift in venues for the annu­al indus­try gath­er­ing was neces­si­tat­ed by the change to the start of exten­sive ren­o­va­tions and expan­sion of the Mirage, which was recent­ly acquired by Hard Rock Inter­na­tion­al from MGM Resorts. Con­struc­tion was orig­i­nal­ly sched­uled for lat­er in the year, but is now slat­ed to begin in the first half of 2024.

Con­sid­ered the pre­mier event for the inter­na­tion­al elec­tron­ic com­po­nents indus­try, the EDS Lead­er­ship Sum­mit – held at the Mirage since 2015 – spans four days and attracts top exec­u­tives from the world’s lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ing, dis­tri­b­u­tion, and sales rep­re­sen­ta­tive firms. The 2023 Sum­mit saw par­tic­i­pa­tion from over 3,500 attendees.

Our part­ner­ship with the Mirage over the past nine years has been tremen­dous,” said Ryan Riester­er, EDS Exec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent. When Hard Rock man­age­ment decid­ed to advance their con­struc­tion sched­ule, they worked with us proac­tive­ly to find what we con­sid­er an absolute­ly out­stand­ing venue for our event. It’s bit­ter­sweet to be leav­ing the Mirage so abrupt­ly, but we are excit­ed for this move to Resorts World and the oppor­tu­ni­ties it presents for EDS, our spon­sors and our attendees.”

Opened in June 2021, Resorts World Las Vegas stands as the first new­ly com­plet­ed resort on the Las Vegas Strip since the Cos­mopoli­tan’s debut in 2010. It fea­tures a dra­mat­ic 66-sto­ry tow­er, hous­ing 3,500 guest rooms across three unique hotel expe­ri­ences, all man­aged by Hilton. Resorts World’s state-of-the-art con­ven­tion facil­i­ties are par­tic­u­lar­ly impres­sive, with over 250,000 square feet of flex­i­ble space and an expan­sive rooftop ter­race with Strip views.

Our sales and mar­ket­ing team is ded­i­cat­ed to ensur­ing a smooth tran­si­tion for our atten­dees and exhibitors,” said David Lof­tus, Pres­i­dent and CEO of the Elec­tron­ic Com­po­nents Indus­try Asso­ci­a­tion (ECIA). Although the loca­tion is new, you can be sure the expe­ri­ence of EDS will remain unchanged.”

Wal­ter E. Tobin, CEO of the Elec­tron­ics Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Asso­ci­a­tion (ERA) agreed. The fact is, wher­ev­er EDS is held, when you have the lead­ers of major dis­trib­u­tors, man­u­fac­tur­ers and rep firms com­ing togeth­er in one place to talk about busi­ness, mag­ic is going to happen.”

Gen­er­al reg­is­tra­tion for the 2024 EDS Sum­mit is expect­ed to begin in ear­ly February.

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