Industry Calendar

Del Mar Electronics & Manufacturing Show Social
Apr 24 – Apr 25 all-day

More info to come!

Minnesota ERA Chapter Event
May 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join the Minnesota Chapter of ERA at its upcoming in-person event on May 1 featuring a presentation by special guest speaker Walter Tobin, CEO of ERA.

Why attend? Here is what’s in store for you!

  • Network with fellow industry members & build connections
  • Get the latest updates on all things ERA National
  • Hear insights straight from Walter Tobin

Don’t miss out on this chance to connect in-person and learn more about ERA! The more the merrier, so you’re encouraged to share this invite with your colleagues.

There’s no cost to attend. However, a guest headcount is needed, so please take a moment to let us know you’re coming by registering below.

Complimentary beer and appetizers will be provided; cash bar available. We hope to see you there!


Wednesday, May 1
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. CDT

Nine Mile Brewing
9555 James Avenue S, Suite 290, Bloomington, MN 55431

Walter Tobin, CEO, ERA

Questions? Contact Cary Klingner at

NE Chapter Event: Generative AI for Field Sales
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Are you ready to augment your sales game? Forget cold calls and cookie-cutter presentations. Dive into the cutting edge of field sales with generative AI! This informative session unpacks how this revolutionary technology is transforming the game for human-driven sales teams. You will be exposed to real-world examples of how generative AI is already revolutionizing field sales and practical tips and tools to implement generative AI in your own sales strategies.

Registration is required. Your registration fee includes a sit-down dinner and the presentation. Cash bar available.

Don’t wait to sign up! Take advantage of this great opportunity to network in person and learn more about what AI can do for you and your business!

Thursday, May 2
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. EDT

The Chateau Restaurant Waltham
195 School St., Waltham, MA 02451
Ph: 781-894-3339


ERA Members: $65 per person
Non-Members: $75 per person

Register and pay easily online here:


Hurry…Registration deadline: Thursday, April 25

Questions? Contact Julie Carr at or Sue Burke at

Speaker Info

Matthew Amato

Global Manager, Marketing and Public Relations, IBS Electronics Inc.

Matthew Amato has been the driving force behind a wave of transformative marketing initiatives at IBS Electronics Group for eight years in his capacity as Global Marketing and Public Relations Manager. His strategic vision has catalyzed a groundbreaking overhaul of the company’s sales-marketing and branding strategy, catapulting IBS into the global spotlight and solidifying its standing as a top distributor in the electronics industry.

Recognizing that the most effective strategies are those that evolve alongside technological progress, Matthew has been a staunch proponent of integrating AI to expand the company’s horizons, boost brand presence and fortify customer relationships within the distribution landscape. His pioneering integration of AI has not only optimized the company’s operations but has also opened new pathways for market engagement and new sales opportunities. Leading with an innovative mindset, Matthew has equipped the global sales teams of IBS Electronics Group with the tools to thrive and evolve in a dynamic industry, placing them consistently ahead of the technological curve.

ERA SoCal – Social Media Marketing Event
May 7 all-day

More info to come!

EDS Summit
May 21 @ 8:00 am – May 24 @ 5:00 pm

A special note from 2024 EDS Summit organizers:

Important News! EDS 2024 is relocating and the dates are changing.

Originally set for May 13-17 at the Mirage in Las Vegas, the Summit will now take place at Resorts World Las Vegas, from Tuesday, May 21 to Friday, May 24 – a week later than initially planned.

Why the change?

The start of extensive renovations and expansion of the Mirage, originally slated for later in the year, has been moved up.

We’ve held the EDS Summit at the Mirage since 2015, and our Mirage partners have been nothing less than outstanding. You can anticipate the same exceptional level of service and attention from the Resorts World team.

Why Resorts World?

Opened in June 2021, Resorts World features a dramatic 66-story tower housing 3,500 guest rooms and 140 premium suites. Convention facilities will accommodate EDS perfectly, with over 250,000 square feet of flexible space and an expansive rooftop terrace with Strip views.

What does this mean?

The EDS planning team will be working tirelessly to make the transition as seamless as possible. Although the location will be new, you can be sure your experience at EDS will remain as rewarding as ever. Our 2024 Summit theme “Better Together” has never been more appropriate.

  • If you’ve already reserved space, we’ll reach out to you the week of January 15 to provide updates and modifications.
  • General registration and room reservations for the 2024 EDS Summit are expected to begin in early February. We’ll contact you very soon with all the details.
  • Because of extremely limited room availability for Sunday, May 19, attendees and exhibitors are strongly encouraged to arrive no earlier than the afternoon of Monday, May 20.

We are excited about this new chapter and look forward to welcoming you. More information to come.

> Arizona ERA 2024 Spring Golf Event
May 29 all-day

The Arizona Chapter of the ERA is thrilled to announce its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament and you’re invited! This event is open to reps, distributors, principals, friends and family. Join us for a wonderful, fun-filled day on the greens and take advantage of this great networking opportunity!

Various participation and sponsorship options are available. See below for details regarding fees and sponsorship costs. Easily register yourself, or your team, and submit payment online here:


Spots will fill up fast. Don’t wait! Registration deadline is May 17.


Wednesday, May 29
6:30 a.m. MT –  Registration
7:30 a.m. MT –  Shotgun Start
12:00 p.m. MT – Lunch


Legacy Golf Club

6808 S. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85042
Ph: 602-305-5505

We promise a great time and look forward to your participation!

Questions? Contact Alicia Doten at

Prizes will be awarded for :

  • Closest to the Pin
  • Longest Drive Men/Women
  • Longest Putt
  • Foursome – Lowest Score
  • Foursome – Highest Score


Note: there are different fees for ERA members and non-members. Aren’t sure if your company is an ERA member? Be sure to ask!

 Single Player – ERA Member $150 pp; includes golf & lunch

Single Player – Non-Member $175 pp; includes golf & lunch

Foursome – ERA Member $600 total; includes golf & lunch

Foursome – Non-Member $700 total; includes golf & lunch

Lunch Only – ERA Member $40 pp

Lunch Only – Non-Member $45 pp

Available sponsorships:

Sponsorship Package – ERA Member $800 total; includes (1) foursome, hole sponsorship and sign

Sponsorship Package – Non-Member $850 total: includes (1) foursome, hole sponsorship and sign

Gold Sponsor  –  $1,000

  • (1) foursome
  • (1) social media post thanking company for their sponsorship from Arizona ERA
  • (1) hole sponsorship
  • Company logo displayed at the check in area & lunch venue

Platinum Sponsor – $1,500

  • (1) foursome & recognition on all hole sponsor signs
  • (1) social media post thanking company for their sponsorship from Arizona ERA
  • (1) hole sponsorship
  • Company logo displayed at the check in area & lunch venue
Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week
Jun 5 – Jun 6 all-day

As we celebrate the beginning of a new year, we’re gearing up for an incredibly important year for manufacturing & engineering, and we want you right there by our side! Registration for Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week on 5-6 June at the NEC Birmingham is totally free and is now OPEN! Join us at the leading event for new technologies, solutions and thought leadership as we discover the latest from the industry alongside thousands of your peers.

Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week is a vibrant celebration of manufacturing and engineering excellence, showcasing expert speakers, industry influencers, global manufacturers, engineering solutions and emerging talent. This FREE TO ATTEND expo and conference offers cutting-edge content, valuable peer-to-peer interaction, and top-notch solutions, drawing over 12,500 participants.

Set the tone for a successful 2024 and register now >>

ERA SoCal – Why Are Millennials Not Working in the Manufacturing Industry
Jun 7 all-day

More info to come!

FL-Sunshine ERA Golf Event
Jun 7 all-day

The Florida-Sunshine Chapter of ERA is thrilled to announce it will be hosting is 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. We hope that you will plan to join us on Friday, June 7 for a fun-filled day on the greens!

This event will be open to all reps, distributors, principals, customers, family and friends. You are encouraged to forward this email anyone you feel we may have missed in the past or any new folks that would like to attend!

Stay tuned…more details and registration instructions to follow!

Friday, June 7
Celebration Golf Club
701 Golfpark Dr., Celebration, FL 34747

We hope to see you there!

Chicagoland/Wisconsin ERA Summerfest Gathering
Jun 20 all-day

Join the Chicagoland-Wisconsin ERA Chapter at Summerfest 2024!

Mark your calendars for June 20! Join the Chicagoland-Wisconsin ERA for an afternoon of summer fun at our annual Summerfest gathering! Don’t miss this great opportunity to network in-person with industry peers. This event is open to reps, principals and distributors. We hope to see you there!


Thursday, June 20
3:00 – 7:00 p.m. CDT


Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Bar @ Henry Maier Festival Park

200 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53202

More info & a map can be downloaded HERE!

We need a headcount, so please take a moment RSVP HERE.

All guests must purchase their own ticket to access Summerfest. General admission tickets are available for purchase via this link, OR tickets are available for purchase at Summerfest entrances.

TICKET COST: $28 per person

Transportation, directions and parking information are available here:

Questions? Contact Zach DeVillers at