“An efficient and effective mix of great speakers, vendor meetings and peer networking.”

NetworkASA 2011 was held September 13-16, 2011 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, NV. In addition to attendance being up by 1/3 over the 2010 event on both the wholesaler and manufacturer side, all conference sessions were filled to capacity. The event’s scheduled wholesaler and vendor conference appointments were booked several weeks prior to the event.

Pictured here: Nearly 500 attendees representing 84 wholesalers and 64 manufacturers enjoy the Bradford White & ASA Opening Reception.

Morrie Beschloss receives the IPD Award of Excellence.

Other event highlights included the unveiling of five colleges by ASA University, Chris Wallace at the A.O. Smith Future Trends Luncheon, Gene Simmons at the Weldbend IPD Breakfast and much more.  For more details and additional coverage of the event, please watch for ASA News in your November 2011 issue of Supply House Times.

Pictured here with Morrie Beschloss, recipient of the IPD Award of Excellence, is IPD Chairman Pat Adams from MKS Pipe and Valve Co. and presenter Gerry Slattery from United Pipe and Steel Corp.

Pictured here: Another standing-room only crowd for Wednesday afternoon’s keynote presentation with Steve Foley, former Blue Angel pilot, entitled The How of High Performance™.

Pictured here: Wholesalers and manufacturers had a busy Thursday morning with a total of 468 pre-scheduled meetings during the Wholesaler & Vendor Conference Appointments.

Pictured here: Nick Giuffre, President and CEO of Bradford White Corp., and recipient of the Fred V. Keenan Lifetime Achievement Award, with Bette Ryan and previous award recipients John Martin, Frank Finkel, Fred V. Keenan and John McDonald III.

Pictured here: The animated Lowell Catlett tames the “Economic Behemoth” and reminds attendees about the rarely-reported positives that need to be part of our overall economic perspective.

Pictured here: Dave Poteete, Chairman of ASA’s Plumbing Division, moderates the panel discussion at the Plumbing Industry Educational Forum & Breakfast, sponsored by Kohler Co., with Dan Hilton, ASA’s Director of Government Affairs and Ted Ent, Vice President & Managing Director of Development for the Southwest Region at Hilton Worldwide Inc.

Pictured here: The hottest ticket in town was for Thursday morning’s Weldbend IPD Breakfast, featuring a presentation and conversation with KISS co-founder and multimedia magnate Gene Simmons.Photo courtesy of © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Pictured here: Chris Wallace, host ofFox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, shares his viewpoints on the ever-changing political landscape at the A. O. Smith Future Trends Luncheon.