IMPORTANT! We want you to know that almost ALL of these events are open for participation by ASA members and non-members from anywhere in the country.

Spring Educational Forum

April 21-23

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort

San Antonio, Texas

Wow! A great networking opportunity plus two very special presentations by distribution guru Michael Workman, Ph.D., who'll address “New Sales and Operational Trends” while facilitating some terrific information sharing among participants.

Contact Amy Black at 312/464-0090 or email

AIM/R Annual Convention

April 29-May 1

Paradise Point, San Diego, CA

Following the theme "An Interdependent Chain: Strengthening Our Link(s), this year's conference focuses on the link between rep and principal and rep and distributor. A first-class lineup of speakers including a keynote address by Chip Hornsby, CEO of Ferguson.

Contact Helen Degliangeli at 866/729-0975 or email

PWDA Annual Meeting

May 20-23

LaQuinta Resort & Club

LaQuinta, California

Program highlights include Scott Stratman on “Finding Cash in Your Warehouse” and Morris Beschoss, who will lead a “PVF Panel Discussion.”

For info call Bob Bluth at 480/991-5703 or email

NCWA Regional Convention

June 14-15

Maumee Bay Resort

Maumee, Ohio

Featured is an exciting panel discussion, “Emerging Trends in PHCP Distribution,” with Rex Martin of NIBCO, Bob Hoff of the Omni buying group, Jeff New of Mid-City Supply, Rick Schwartz of Winholesale and Pete Lewnes of Preferred Sales.

For info call Dan Schlosser at 419/845-2023 or email

SWA Summer Convention

June 24-26

Sawgrass Marriott Resort

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

In addition to a variety of new features with an emphasis on family participation, the keynote presentation will be given by Dr. David Foot, noted demographics expert and author of “Boom, Bust and Beyond.”

For info call Frank Rizzo at 770/534-1155 or email

ASA Annual Convention and ISH North America

October 12-15

Boston Marriott Copley Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Top-notch educational programs and industry-specific discussions will be among the features of this year's event. The country's preeminent presidential historian and author Michael Beschloss will present the keynote address for ASA. ISH North America, featuring more than 500 vendors, takes place Thursday thru Saturday, October 14-16 at the brand-new Boston Convention Center.

For info call ASA at 312/464-0090 or email