Each successful company knows that in order to get to the top, you have to start at the bottom. Your business is built on a solid foundation and you grow it by fostering relationships and educating yourself on an evolving industry. At NETWORK2017 you have the opportunity to connect with peers in the PHCP-PVF industry and “Build Your Bottom Line.” NETWORK is ASA’s premier event that brings together top distributors, manufacturers and rep firms. This year we will meet in Nashville Oct. 11-13 to strengthen the bonds that keep our industry relevant and strong. 

As in past years, ASA has planned various opportunities for education and networking along with speakers who will share valuable information that attendees can share with their teams. This year, attendees will hear entrepreneur and former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann discuss how to “manage to win” with his parallels between himself and you – the executive, manager, salesperson and individual. Keni Thomas will discuss how we need to keep perspective and stay focused on our value to others as each person is affected by our actions.  Your “nerdy best friend” Beth Ziesenis will introduce secret tech weapons ideal for the industry and Bill Ford will cover HR issues and how to manage and stay focused on the foundation of your company. In addition to these presenters, other topics include: how to navigate the ever-evolving challenges of change, target the pillars of sales and the popular round table program “Meet the Pros.” 

Of course you need to know what direction the industry is heading and as in past years, the Industry Forecast for 2018 will be presented; ASA’s cornerstone member benefit. This year, the forecast will be presented by economist/humorist Peter Ricchiuti and revealed exclusively at NETWORK.

Another highlight of NETWORK is the Wholesaler and Vendor Conference. No matter the size of your company, we all need to connect with our channel partners in the PHCP-PVF industry.  NETWORK2017 cultivates the value of connecting TOP DECISION-MAKERS from both sides of the marketplace, all in one room. These conference appointments bring together the wholesaler-distributor and manufacturer and vendors for pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments. The appointments create a direct connection with top CEOs, owners and top sales executives – this is definitely THE INDUSTRY EVENT where partnerships are strengthened and new connections are made. Last year’s event had more than $14 BILLION dollars of business represented; imagine what will happen this year! 

Now is the time to register so you can attend NETWORK2017 in Nashville Oct. 11-13.

Visit asa.net/network17 for more information.