As business leaders, you know the importance of building your business network.

While many have built very valuable networks through our buying groups, a great place to enhance and expand those networks is at ASA’s annual conference.

At NETWORK, you will find great opportunities to meet with manufacturers and distributors that you don’t regularly see. In addition, you will be connected with leading manufacturers representatives that you don’t find at the buying groups. ASA’s NETWORK brings leading businesses from across the nation together in one place for you to meet and build on your network.

In addition to the great networking opportunities, the value and content of the educational offerings at NETWORK continues to get stronger.

ASA works hard to expand the educational sessions it conducts by bringing in more thought-provoking presenters and sessions that will make attending a very rewarding experience.

New this year, with Washington, D.C., being the host city for NETWORK, you will have the unique opportunity to meet with your elected officials on Capitol Hill.

With the dysfunction going on in Washington, there has never been a more important time than now to come to our nation’s capital and let your voice be heard. Representatives need to know what issues impact your business, and affect your ability to build a successful and profitable future for your company. 

By now, you should have received an information brochure about all the exciting things happening at NETWORK in Washington.

You also can find more information about all of the exciting sessions and speakers by visiting ASA’s home page at
Once you have reviewed this year’s NETWORK program, I truly hope that you will register and plan to bring your key team members with you for what is the industry’s annual can’t-miss event.

It’s our 50th anniversary as an association, so let’s make it the best ever.

See you in Washington, D.C.!