May 7–10, 2019. Mirage Hotel. Las Vegas.
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New and exciting programs at EDS 2019

You must be reg­is­tered and present your EDS badge to attend.

Mon­day, May 6th

Build­ing a Win­ning Team

3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. in St. Croix A

Spon­sored by ITA Group and Women in Electronics


As our indus­try trans­forms at an unprece­dent­ed rate, busi­ness lead­ers know that build­ing an inclu­sive com­pa­ny cul­ture is a win­ning strat­e­gy. This ses­sion will explore the top­ic of build­ing an inno­v­a­tive and pro­gres­sive cul­ture designed to meet our increas­ing­ly inter­con­nect­ed busi­ness ecosystems.

Indus­try leader pan­elists includ­ing Alan Bird of Arrow Elec­tron­ics, Phil Gal­lagher of Avnet, Inc., Dave Doher­ty of Digi-Key Elec­tron­ics, Eric Rush­brook of Amphe­nol PCD, and Bill Lowe of KEMET will nav­i­gate a vari­ety of top­ics cov­er­ing the role of lead­er­ship in pro­gres­sive strate­gies and proven prac­tices for engag­ing employ­ees and cus­tomers for future success.

Net­work with for­ward think­ing lead­ers who are posi­tion­ing their busi­ness­es to win in tomorrow’s game!

Tues­day, May 7th

EDS Kick Off Reception

4:30 m. to 6:00 p.m. in Events Cen­ter C2

Mouser and DigiKey will face off at The Feud dur­ing the EDS Kick-off recep­tion, on Tues­day May 7th from 5:306:00 p.m. We hope you will join us for this fun event and help sup­port a worth­while cause, in rais­ing mon­ey for Hir­ing Our Heroes!

Wednes­day, May 8th

EDS Made Easy – Get­ting the Most out of It

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Grand Ball­room D

Pre­sent­ed by Bill Brad­ford, Pres­i­dent and CEO Elec­tron­ics Com­po­nents Indus­try Asso­ci­a­tion and Wal­ter Tobin, CEO and Exec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent, Elec­tron­ics Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Association.


This infor­ma­tion­al ses­sion is sure to help both new atten­dees and EDS vet­er­ans get the most out of the EDS Lead­er­ship Summit.

Top­ics cov­ered will include:

  • What’s new at EDS 2019 
  • How to nav­i­gate the summit
  • How to max­i­mize your experience
  • How to find out who is attending
Thurs­day, May 9th

CRM, Your First Cor­po­rate-Wide System

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Events Cen­ter A

Pre­sent­ed by Chris Mey­er, Con­sult­ing Man­ag­er at W-Systems

Spon­sored by W-Sys­tems


Many large man­u­fac­tur­ers find that a Cus­tomer Rela­tion­ship Man­age­ment sys­tem is their first true cor­po­rate-wide sys­tem. This presents a unique set of chal­lenges beyond those typ­i­cal­ly faced by CRM implementations.

Join W-Sys­tems to learn the areas that require spe­cial atten­tion, prepa­ra­tion, and plan­ning when imple­ment­ing a mul­ti-region cor­po­rate solu­tion. You will leave this ses­sion with action­able point­ers to improve the suc­cess of your large com­pa­ny-wide implementations.

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EDS 2019: The Leadership Summit. May 7-10, 2019. Mirage, Las Vegas. Brought to the worldwide electronics channel by ERA and ECIA

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