This year’s event offers a whole new dimension of value for both the wholesaler and supplier.NetworkASA 2011is focused on keeping the attendee “ahead of the curve” when it comes to future trends in the PHCP and PVF industry.NetworkASA 2011also offers an outstanding agenda of educational events and networking opportunities that cannot be found anywhere else.
In addition to a phenomenal lineup of speakers,NetworkASA 2011attendees will be treated to a panel discussion of leading builders in the residential, hospitality and healthcare markets regarding future business opportunities in the plumbing industry. Also, members of ASA’s Industrial Piping Division (IPD) and Plumbing Division will not want to miss their respective Open House Receptions, which provide a unique connection to industry thought leaders about the complexities facing these particular market segments. This is THE place to learn from the industry experts in an informal atmosphere.
ASA has also developed a new networking event that allows manufacturers and vendors to meet and interact with their current and potential customers. The “Vendor Add-On Events” include Wholesaler and Vendor Conference Appointments and Table Top Networking Sessions, which will offer two types of interaction in the same room at different times during the event. Prior toNetworkASA 2011, channel partners will be encouraged to make formalized appointments for the “Vendor Add-On Events” so meetings can take place without interruption. Wholesalers will want to register early forNetworkASA 2011to show manufacturers that they are ALL IN!
Following is just a snapshot of theNetworkASA 2011experience:
Featured SpeakersGene Marks
Wednesday, September 14 – 10:00 a.m. – Educational Session
Gene Marks is an opinionated small business management columnist, author, speaker and business owner. His books include the #1 Amazon Small Business Best Seller,The Streetwise Small Business Book of Lists(2006) and his latest offering,In God We Trust: Everyone Else Pays Cash: Simple Lessons From Smart Business People(2010).
Wednesday, September 14 – 2:00 p.m. – Keynote Presentation
John Foley is a former lead solo pilot for the famed Blue Angels flight-demonstration squadron. He is also the founder and CEO of CenterPoint Companies, which provides in-depth training on theHow of High Performance™. John inspires audiences with his energy and his commitment to serving others, while also providing a unique framework that makes theHow of High Performance™ possible for anyone in any organization.
Wednesday, September 14 – 3:45 p.m. – Industry Outlook
Lowell Catlett, Ph.D. is an exciting futurist who addresses how we will eventually live and work based on his vast knowledge of various technologies. He is a consultant to the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, the Interior, Defense and Labor. He has also been a consultant to many Fortune 500 companies.
Wednesday, September 14 – 3:45 p.m. – Weldbend IPD Breakfast
Millions of people know Gene Simmons as the rocker who demanded that we rock and roll all night and party every day. But the legendary KISS front man is more than just another music icon. He is an entrepreneur and an outside-the-box thinker who has used his creativity and never-ending drive to enjoy amazing success in all of his post-music business ventures.
Thursday, September 15 – 12:30 p.m. – A.O. Smith Future Trends Luncheon
Chris Wallace is a veteran broadcast journalist and host ofFox News Sunday with Chris Wallace (FNS), Fox Broadcasting Company’s Sunday morning public affairs program. He also contributes to the network’s political and election news coverage. Wallace will be providingNetworkASA 2011attendees with a glimpse into what the future holds for our industry, for public policy and for your business.
Additional Featured EventsTuesday, September 13
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Bradford White & ASA Opening Reception
Wednesday, September 14
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Plumbing Industry Educational Forum & Breakfast:Plumbing’s Futurescape: Will You Be Ready?
Brought to you by Kohler
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
ASA Annual Meeting & Member Lunch
Brought to you by InSinkErator
Thursday, September 15
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wholesaler and Vendor Conference Appointments
Peer Networking Council Meetings
Warehouse and Operations
- Showroom Managers
2:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Table Top Networking Sessions
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
IPD Open House Reception
Plumbing Division Open House Reception
Please visit the ASA website atwww.asa.netfor online registration information, a full schedule of events, complete speaker bios, hotel and travel information and much more. In addition, please feel free to contact ASA headquarters at (312) 464-0090 or firstname.lastname@example.org more information and questions regardingNetworkASA 2011.
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