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AWDA Business and Education Conference

66th Annual AWDA Business & Education Conference
November 2 - 4, 2013
The Venetian, Las Vegas, Nev.
67th Annual AWDA Business & Education Conference
November 1 - 3, 2014
The Venetian, Las Vegas, Nev.

Check back in late Spring for 2014 AWDA Conference Material.

The Can't Miss Event for Distributors in 2013!

AWDA’s 2012 Annual AWDA Business & Education Conference continued a growth trend that began several years ago.  With nearly 2,100 individual 1-on-1 meetings scheduled during two days, the conference represented the year’s single, most efficient venue for warehouse distributors and their suppliers to conduct real business.  Combined with the scope and variety of companies represented at AAPEX, AWDA’s 2013 Business & Education Conference is the one Can’t Miss event of the year for traditional distribution.

In an effort to constantly improve conference value, AWDA has adjusted the scheduling timetable and added options in the meeting selection process that will help ensure that the 1-on-1 meetings are better than ever for all participants.

AWDA’s one-on-one scheduling process begins in the late February/early March with a request that AWDA members commit to participate.  Additional scheduling steps follow in short order.  Conference and hotel registration materials are sent in May.  Final 1-on-1 schedules are distributed in early September, allowing participants ample time to be fully prepared for productive meetings on November 3 and 4 in Las Vegas.

Other conference highlights include:

  • AWDA’s high-level Executive Briefing will focus on the challenges and opportunities specific to the traditional parts distribution business.
  • Multiple networking opportunities including industry receptions, luncheons and other events.
  • AWDA’s Opening General Session brings members and guests up to date on their association and recognizes our industry’s stars.
  • Distributor education sessions during AAPEX will cover a variety of critical topics of specific interest to distributors and their suppliers.
  • AWDA’s Warehousing Essentials Pavilion on the AAPEX Show floor features solutions to your warehouse operations needs as well as a handy place to meet.
  • Everything the industry has to offer is on display at AAPEX: the Aftermarket’s Show.

Be sure to check this site regularly in the weeks and months ahead as new information will be added and existing pages updated.

Our goal for 2013 is to keep our momentum going, to build on the success of 2012 and generate even more excitement for the distribution sector’s premier networking event.

See you in Las Vegas this fall.  It’s where Aftermarket Distributors meet!