April 6-8

Spring Educational Forum

Westin Stonebriar Resort, North Frisco (Dallas), Texas

Hosted by ASA's Young Executives, this event combines the best of educational sessions with invaluable, peer-to-peer organized networking. The highlight session, “Customer Service…Is Good Really Good Enough?” will be provided by Mitchell Harper, Senior Lecturer at Texas A&M University, will examine the importance of measuring and delivering quality service.

Visit for additional information and registration forms, or contact Amy Black at; telephone 312-464-0090. April 8

Essentials of Profitable PHCP Distribution

Westin Stonebriar Resort, North Frisco (Dallas), Texas

April 14

Essentials of Profitable PHCP Distribution

(resort), Downers Grove, Illinois

April 14-16

AIM/R 33rd Annual Management Conference

Royal Pacific Resort, Orlando, Florida

“Life to Sell…Sell to Live!” is the theme of this year's AIM/R conference, to be held April 14-16 at the Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, Florida. The usual high-quality speakers and focus on rep networking will provide for another top notch program hosted by the industry's finest independent reps.

For more information, contact AIMR at 949-859-2884 or toll free at 866-729-0975, or via email at

May 18-22

3rd Annual PWDA Convention

LaCosta Resort and Spa, Carlsbad, California

Advancing business operations efficiency and profits will be the focus of the PWDA education program during its annual meeting at the LaCosta Resort, 25 miles north of San Diego.

Guest speakers include Bob Losyk, Bob Boyles and Dick Friedman, who will each present their topics twice so that attendees can attend 2 out of 3 sessions. Their respective topics are: 1) improving workforce management skills, 2) marketing techniques, and 3) in-house technology usage.

Contact PWDA's Northern Office at 800-752-8833 for registration information and more details.

June 13-14

NCWA Regional Convention

Maumee Bay Resort & Conference Center, Toledo, Ohio

NCWA members will enjoy a panel presentation by three innovative distributors, which will be followed by a table-top show, reception and annual banquet. Tuesday's activities will include a breakfast meeting and optional golf outing.

Panelists are: Joel Becker of Torrington Supply Co. in Waterbury, CT; Rick Schwartz of WinWholesale, Dayton, OH, and Martin Ranley of Kendall Electric, Battle Creek, MI.

June 26-28

77th Annual SWA Convention

Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC

Once again, SWA combines its Board of Directors meetings with a full convention program for all of its members. This year's Convention Keynoter, Dr. Robert H. Dorff, is the Executive Director of the Institute of Political Leadership in Raleigh, NC. His prior experience at the U.S. Army War College will make his presentation regarding global issues very timely and interesting.

The program also includes a ½ day conference booth program, and numerous business and social functions designed to offer something for everyone.

For more information, contact SWA at 770-534-1155 or email

September 7-10

“Network '05 - ASA and PHCC Annual Conventions COMBINED

Disney Swan & Dolphin Hotels, Orlando, Florida

For the first time in history, ASA and PHCC are getting together to host a joint convention, where we'll use the time to bring our channel closer together. The highlight of the event will be the “Channel Marketplace,” a table-top conference booth program with lots of opportunity for business relationship-building.

Watch the mails for more information. Meanwhile, visit for details as they are finalized.