NetworkASA 2013 is a “big picture” industry event that offers big rewards for attendance.

Distributors are coming out in full force this fall for NetworkASA 2013: One Industry, One Voice, One Future, to be held Oct. 2-4 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. Over the last several years, the annual event has developed into a first-class industry gathering that incorporates a hard-hitting and concise agenda, and at the same time minimizes attendees’ valuable time away from their businesses.

Simply put, NetworkASA 2013 is a “big picture” industry event that offers big rewards for attendance. “The Northeastern Supply team will be well represented at NetworkASA this year in Washington. ASA is clearly the dominant association in our industry and deserves our support. Plus, there is a lot going on in that city that warrants our focus and attention,” said Steve Cook, president and CEO of Golden Ring, Md.-based Northeastern Supply. “NetworkASA is the place where we find perspectives and viewpoints that are of tremendous value in operating an industry distributorship in today’s marketplace,” added Joe Poehling, president and CEO of La Crosse, Wis.-based First Supply. “Industry leaders from across the country come together to share thoughts and ideas that help them run a more intelligent and strategic operation.”

If networking and meeting with key manufacturers is your primary objective, NetworkASA 2013 is THE place. For several years, the wholesaler and vendor conference appointments have been one of the most popular NetworkASA 2013 events. Formalized one-on-one appointments are set prior to the event and are structured so that everyone has the opportunity for uninterrupted meeting time with their channel partners. Also very popular are the Plumbing Division and IPD open-house receptions, which this year will both kick off and conclude Thursday evening’s activities.

How do you feel about LIFO, the lead issue and what they mean for the PHCP/PVF industry? How about the many new taxes, laws and federal regulations Congress is pushing at a rapid pace? ASA has set aside time for prescheduled appointments at NetworkASA 2013 this year for members to visit with their senators and congressional representatives to talk about these and other issues that are impacting their businesses. There is simply no better firsthand opportunity to have our industry voice heard.


Three dynamic educational sessions will be presented:

Hire the Best – & Avoid the Rest™  –  Dr. Michael Mercer

• Strategic Planning for Distributors:  Execution Isn’t Everything – It’s the Only Thing! 
–  Tom O’Connor

• Sales and Marketing Optimization:  Developing Competitive Value Propositions in Distribution
Dr. Barry Lawrence


You will find no other event anywhere that brings together top thought leaders such as James Carville & Mary Matalin, Bob Woodward and Bill O’Reilly in one place at one time. In addition, back by popular demand is industry economist Alan Beaulieu, who will provide the 2014 industry forecast. If you have seen Alan’s previous presentations, you know they are worth the cost of attendance by themselves. If you haven’t, this is a perfect opportunity for you to hear for yourself how Alan has helped thousands of business owners capitalize on his 96% forecasting accuracy rate.

 If you have not done so already, make plans now to attend NetworkASA 2013 in Washington, D.C.  Further details, including online registration and a link to hotel reservations, are available at by clicking on the Annual Convention button on the right-hand side of the homepage. You may also contact ASA staff at 630/467-0000 with questions. See you in Washington this fall!