Dear Industry Colleagues,


As I write this letter, our industry has already entered into the busy buying group season. Coming soon will be the summer months, and soon after ASA’s annual convention, Network2015: Advance Your Relationships, will be upon us. 

That all may seem like a very fast pace, but we know how quickly time can go by when we are busy. 

With three consecutive years of net membership growth and a great start to 2015, ASA shows no signs of slowing down. Consequently, Network2015, THE EVENT in the PHCP-PVF industry, has taken on a life of its own. This year’s convention will be held Oct. 27-29 at the Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile on beautiful Michigan Ave. in downtown Chicago. The event will once again be a first-class industry gathering that incorporates a hard-hitting and concise agenda, while at the same time minimizing attendees’ valuable time away from their businesses. 

In 2014, we had a record 109 wholesaler-distributor companies in attendance at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. For 2015, we plan on bypassing that number with a larger, even more engaged group of attendees.

If you have attended the event recently, you know the tremendous value it brings to the table because you have experienced it for yourself. If you or any representatives from your firm have not been to the event recently, I strongly encourage you to do so. This is THE industry networking opportunity of the year. The benefits you will receive by being in attendance far outweigh any reasons that you may have to not be there.

Plan on taking part in the energy-charged and focused educational seminars and listening to the speakers supported by the American Supply Association’s Education Foundation. Headline speakers such as “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell, ESPN’s Ron “Jaws” Jaworski and former Reagan White House policy analyst Dinesh D’Souza will complete the schedule of seminars and presentations on timely topics such as leadership strategies and succession planning, plus the unveiling of Brian Beaulieu’s 2016 industry forecast.

Another Network2015 highlight is the ever-popular wholesaler and vendor conference appointments event, which brings together more than $12 billion in purchasing power in one room. The appointments allow attendees to connect with current industry partners and potentially meet with new connections via face-to-face preset meetings in one dedicated location with nothing else competing for your attention. It is one of many “can’t miss” items on the agenda for Network2015. 

By the time you read this letter, full program information will have been finalized and a Network2015 brochure will have been completed and mailed. Please visit the Network2015 landing page at contact Ruth Mitchell or 630/ 467-0000, ext. 210 for more details and more registration information.