As the summer moves on, we are getting closer to NETWORK2018 in Scottsdale! 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 conservative television and radio talk show host and New York Times bestselling author on politics and culture Laura Ingraham. With the midterm elections just around the corner, we couldn’t think of a better speaker then Scott Rasmussen, who will discuss how political & culture trends will impact our business and public policy. Dr. Rick Rigsby will discuss how making an impact in today’s ever-changing technology, instant information and rampant social networking. James Stavridis, a retired 4-star officer in the U.S. Navy, will discuss emerging cyber-security concerns and the new realities of 21st century security. In addition to these presenters, other topics include: outthinking the competition, selling boldly, how e-commerce is a huge challenge and opportunity for industrial distributors, escaping the business owner’s retirement trap, the talent life-cycle and a 2019 economic forecast.

The highlight of NETWORK is the wholesaler and manufacturer conference appointments. No matter the size of your company, we all need to connect with our channel partners in the PHCP-PVF industry. NETWORK2018 cultivates the value of connecting key 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 owners, CEOs and sales executives – this is definitely THE INDUSTRY EVENT where partnerships are strengthened and new connections are made.

Keep your company on solid foundation and work on Building One Future at NETWORK2018, all while doing it at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona, a AAA Five Diamond property. As the ultimate desert oasis, this highly acclaimed property has something for everyone including, but not limited to: five top-ranked Arizona restaurants, innovative spa and fitness programs at the Well & Being Spa, six sparkling pools, including the newest Sunset Beach pool with 9,000 square feet of white sand and two 18-hole championship golf courses – one of which is home to the annual PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open.