The convention’s kick-off event on Wednesday, October 14, is theWholesaler & Vendor Conference Appointments. This program allows PVF vendors and wholesalers to meet one-on-one to review progress made in 2009 and create growth plans for 2010.
In addition to Ms. Harbert’s presentation, theIPD Award of Excellencewill be presented to Gary Cartright of Piping and Equipment Inc. during the business portion of the session. The IPD Award of Excellence honors an IPD member who has a record of significant accomplishment and recognition in the PVF industry.
Thursday afternoon’sCapitol Hill Visitswill give PVF companies the opportunity to meet face-to-face with their legislators about important issues they face in trying to run a profitable and responsible business. ASA will pre-schedule appointments for attendees to speak with their senators and representatives about topics important to their success. NetworkASA 2009 is the only industry meeting to provide this type of access to national decision-makers for members of the PHCP/PVF industry.
NetworkASA 2009: POWERdebuts an event that will set the standard for industry participation for years to come. Thursday evening’sIndustry Interchangecombines the networking and dedicated manufacturer areas that made IPD Open House a success in a new, energy-charged atmosphere. This event is both a productive and fun way to bring participating vendors and distributors together with face time to forge partnerships. Recognizing the need of PVF companies to maintain their exclusive networking opportunities, IPD will have a dedicated “VIP” section within the Industry Interchange exclusively for its manufacturer and wholesaler members.
NetworkASA 2009: POWERwill take place October 13-17, 2009 at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, D.C. Visitwww.asa.netto register, review the complete agenda and make travel arrangements.