EDS 2021 has been cancelled.
Why is EDS being cancelled?
EDS has been closely monitoring the recent increase in COVID-19 infections.
This action was taken out of concerns received from EDS attendees, cancellations of similarly sized conferences in the U.S., and the increased volume of confirmed cases of coronavirus throughout the country.
In light of the risk to the health and safety of EDS attendees, staff and ECIA/ERA/GEDA members, the EDS Board believes that cancellation of this première industry event is in everyone’s best interest.
Emails to companies who rented space, Affiliates and Attendee registrants detailing the refund/rollover procedures will be going out soon.
Registrants are asked to allow 2 weeks to process refunds.
Visit the ERA Business & Hospitality Center at EDS
ERA invites all members attending EDS 2021 to join us at the ERA Business & Hospitality Center located in the Mirage Grand Ballroom, Booth #102.
Use the Business Center as your EDS headquarters for small meetings, networking and coffee breaks. Stop by to pick up your ERA ribbon and a copy of the EDS Lines Available Bulletin.
Manufacturers seeking qualified manufacturers’ reps who have not already listed their products in the ERA Special Edition EDS Lines Available Bulletin can still take advantage of this service on-site.
Non-member reps and those new to the rep business are urged to visit the Business Center to learn about ERA membership benefits and pick up free resource materials.
Join ERA during EDS to receive a $100 discount from your first year dues.
Don’t miss the opportunity to consult with ERA’s Recognized Resource providers who will be in our Business Center throughout the Summit.
ERA staff will be available to answer questions throughout the Summit. We look forward to seeing you in person again!
Advertise in ERA’s 2021 EDS Lines Available Bulletin to showcase your company product line to all ERA member firms and member reps visiting the ERA Business and Hospitality Center at EDS 2021.
This service is free to ERA members, and you don’t need to attend to reserve a listing. (Non-member fee – $100)
Meet with a Legal Expert from Schoenberg Finkel Beederman Bell Glazer LLC
Adam J. Glazer, Esq., who serves as counsel to ERA and advises ERA members on legal issues, will be available on Aug. 31 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT and Sept. 1 from 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. PDT to meet with ERA member participants at the ERA Booth #102, located in the Grand Ballroom, for complimentary 20 minute private consultations on rep or corporate legal matters.
Please schedule your appointment in advance directly with Adam at 312-648-2300, x343, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Display an EDS 2021 banner on your site, and you could win a Phantom 4 Quadcopter Drone!
How it works:
1. Download a banner ad from the EDS Media Downloads page at https://edssummit.com/press/eds-ad-banner-downloads.
2. Add the EDS banner to your company’s website or your email signature. Be sure it links to edssummit.com.
3. Send the link or a screenshot of your website or email containing the banner to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winner will be selected at random from all entrants during the All-Industry Kickoff Reception, Monday, Aug. 30 at EDS. You’ll need to be present to win.
Important Note on COVID Protocols
The EDS Board wants everyone to feel comfortable participating in the meetings and social events when attending the Summit. The Board continues to monitor the situation and review the Summit’s safety protocols. For instance, special accommodations are being made for the All Industry Reception. A larger venue has been secured for safer social distancing. The EDS Board voted unanimously to move forward with EDS 2021. “EDS remains one of the most valuable, productive events we have in the industry”, said Board Member Tony Roybal.
Based on the Board’s review of the current CDC, state and local guidelines, EDS has implemented updated protocols. While we intend for the event to go forward as planned, the event may be impacted by future guidance from Federal and local authorities and protocols will be adjusted as warranted.
2021 EDS Update: Las Vegas Mask Requirements
Don’t get rid of your masks just yet.
Beginning today, Clark County, Nevada will mandate that everyone – both vaccinated and unvaccinated – wear masks in public indoor settings in regions that include Las Vegas. This follows the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance.
It’s a little frustrating, we know, but keeping everyone safe is on the top of the list.
Our venue, the Mirage, remains completely open and welcoming guests, but masks will now be required in most public areas.
Keep in mind, if you are fully vaccinated, any risk of a breakthrough infection remains low, according to the CDC. Wearing a mask protects you even further and keeps those around you safe.
EDS is committed to a safe, smooth and rewarding event. We’ll continue to keep you updated. See you at the Summit!
For more information and registration information EDS2021.