More than 150owners and presidents from leading distributors representing more than $14 billion in distribution sales, along with the greatest concentration of CEOs from nearly 100 manufacturer firms; all in one location. 

Ten networking events, nine high-powered educational sessions, a first look at the economic conditions our industry will be dealing with in 2017 and a chance to connect with industry professionals that can help you set up a quality training program for your employees, all meeting in our nation’s greatest city — New York City. 

After eight years of building the value and attendance of our program, ASA’s annual NETWORK event has once again emerged as the leading networking and educational event in our industry. This year’s theme is An Industry in Focus and will bring leading manufacturers and distributors together to share ideas and best practices, and learn from the nation’s leading authorities on topics ranging from strategic planning for distributors and how to attract the best millennials for your sales team to building the best customer loyalty through e-commerce. Our speakers and sessions will focus on sharing ideas that will give you and your team an edge.

Our goal has been to build NETWORK into an event that you cannot miss because you get information and critical connections to help your business you just can’t get anywhere else. And based on the rave reviews we have received over the past few years, we have done just that.

After last year’s event in Chicago, our attendees asked how can we top this great event? That is a big challenge. So we have focused this year on bringing our attendees the educational programs, top networking sessions and top speakers. We are extremely confident we have the makings of an event that will top last year. You all should have received your NETWORK2016 program brochure and will be able to see for yourself that we actually have succeeded in bringing you a program that is even better than last year’s
in Chicago.

We have made it nearly impossible for you to pass up on coming to NETWORK2016 in New York City.  Don’t you think?  In fact, it’s been nearly 30 years since an industry event has taken place in New York City. That’s probably why most distributors we have talked to have told us they would come to New York and that they will take their spouses with them! After all, it is New York. We think that’s a great idea and hope you’ll do the same thing. 

A world-class city with world-class restaurants and theaters, as well as can’t miss sites such as the new National September 11 Memorial Museum, and, of course, a world-class industry event — NETWORK 2016. Don’t wait. Sign up today for NETWORK 2016 in New York City.

Haven’t received your NETWORK2016 brochure yet?  Call us today at 630/467-0000 or go online to to get the details and registration forms.

Help us make this year’s program the biggest yet! See you in New York!


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