Matalin and Carville, Woodward Confirmed for 2013.

Attendees at NetworkASA 2012 in Orlando.

NetworkASA 2012: OWN IT – Your Company, Your Industry, Your Futurewas held Oct. 17-20 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Buoyed by overflow crowds at nearly every event, the American Supply Association’s annual conference was once again an overwhelming success. “Overall, the seminars and speakers were the best we had in many years,” “Very timely speakers and topics,” and “Great lineup” were among the many positive comments collected by ASA staff in a post-event survey.

Steve Forbes drew a capacity crowd to the A.O. Smith Future Trends Luncheon.

From headline events such as the A.O. Smith Future Trends Luncheon withSteve Forbes, the Plumbing Industry Educational Forum & Breakfast brought to you by Kohler featuring Medal of Honor recipientDakota Meyer, the Weldbend IPD Breakfast featuring legendary boxer and businessmanGeorge Foremanand the always popular educational sessions and wholesaler and vendor conference appointments, attendees experienced captivating events that far exceeded all expectations.

A full plate of prescheduled meetings made for a busy Thursday afternoon during the wholesaler and vendor conference appointments. 

Featured during the ASA Annual Meeting & Member Lunch was a presentation on ASA University’s Advisory Services initiative, an enhanced educational offering tailored specifically toward the training needs of industry companies and their employees. New this year was the 2013 industry forecast session whereAlan Beaulieu, one of the country’s most informed economists, provided attendees with a blueprint of what they can expect from the PHCP and PVF industry over the next several years.

“Attendees were treated to an absolute home run in terms of variety, a jam-packed schedule of events and the amount and quality of information that was taken back to their places of business,” ASA Executive Vice PresidentMike Adelizzisaid. “We are already looking forward to NetworkASA 2013, to be held Oct. 2-5 at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown. The event promises to bring even more of the great industry buzz that we have experienced over the last several years.”

NetworkASA 2012 attendees listen intently to Alan Beaulieu’s 2013 industry forecast.

Already confirmed for NetworkASA 2013 for the A.O. Smith Future Trends Luncheon are husband and wife duoMary MatalinandJames Carville. Matalin and Carville will give the audience an enlightening and entertaining look at today’s most important political issues as well as a behind-the-scenes look at Washington D.C., in general. Also confirmed for the Plumbing Industry Educational Forum & Breakfast, brought to you by Kohler, isBob Woodward, regarded as one of America’s preeminent investigative reporters and nonfiction authors. Please refer to the homepage at for the most up-to-date information regarding NetworkASA 2013, and contact ASA’sRuth Mitchellat 630/467-0000, ext. 210 for further event details.