ERA Industry Calendar

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Feb
25
Sun

2024 ERA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Feb 25 – Feb 27 all-day

The 2024 ERA Conference will be hosted in-person Feb. 25-27 at the AT&T Hotel & Conference Center in Austin, Texas!

This highly regarded educational and networking event offers only opportunity for electronics industry reps, manufacturers and distributors to learn together from many experts in an environment dedicated to sharing practical, proven best practices in field sales and marketing.

This do-not-miss event provides an unparalleled opportunity to bring together manufacturers’ representatives, distributors and manufacturers in a collaborative and energetic environment, and offers everyone a truly unique opportunity to learn, connect and grow.

**The 2023 Conference was SELL-OUT EVENT, with over 625 attendees. We anticipate another sell-out in 2024. So, if you want to secure your seat, do not hesitate to register!**

Take advantage of this great opportunity to join us to see what the ERA Conference is all about!

Conference Highlights

  • Welcome Reception: The conference kicks off with the ever-popular networking cocktail reception, hosted Sunday, Feb. 25 at 5:00 p.m. CT. View a preliminary schedule.
  • Educational Programming: The conference features two full days of educational programing, including several general sessions and multiple interactive breakout sessions.
  • Networking: Several opportunities are available to connect with fellow conference goers, including breakfast, lunch and multiple breaks included both days.
  • Keynote Program: The schedule kicks off on Monday, Feb. 26 at 8:00 a.m. CT with an energetic keynote speaker.
  • General Sessions: The program offers four in-depth and relevant presentations by expert speakers.
  • Breakout Sessions: Everyone’s favorite part of the ERA conference! All breakout sessions are scheduled twice to allow attendees maximum flexibility in customizing their schedules.
  • Registration: All attendee registration and payment is being conveniently handled online.
  • Hotel Reservations & Venue: The conference is hosted at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center; located on the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas.
  • Sponsorship Opportunities: Various sponsorship levels are available; many include complimentary attendee registrations! Join the prestigious roster of 2024 conference sponsors.
  • Exhibitors: ERA’s Recognized Resource companies who provide products and services specifically for reps, manufacturers and distributors will be available to demonstrate how they can help your company improve its efficiency, productivity and bottom line.
  • Conference App: ERA’s interactive and easy-to-use conference app will be available for downloading in February 2024.
  • Conference Volunteers: ERA extends its deepest thanks to these dedicated volunteers who are serving on the 2024 Conference Committee and Subcommittees.

Feb
26
Mon

2024 Conference – Monday Night Party

Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Conference Monday Night Party Information

DATE & TIME:
Monday. Feb. 26
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. CST

LOCATION:
Punch Bowl Social – Austin Downtown

522 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

COST PER PERSON: $100 (unless you’re a sponsor with complimentary tickets!)

Questions? Contact Erin Collins at ecollins@era.org.

Mar
12
Tue

ERA SoCal – ChatGPT Event

Mar 12 all-day

More info to come!

Apr
16
Tue

Ohio ERA Distributor Panel Event

Apr 16 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Register now for this special distributor panel Q&A event hosted by the Ohio ERA!

Join the Ohio ERA chapter at this special event to learn about your local distribution partners, best ways to work with them at the customer level, as well as contribute your questions and thoughts on how to best work with you. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to hear directly from local distributors and network with other Ohio ERA chapter members!

DATE & TIME:

Tuesday, April 16
2:30 – 6:00 p.m. EST

LOCATION:

Buffalo Wild Wings
3011 Westgate Mall Dr, Fairview Park, OH 44116

Registration Fee: $25 per person

Fee includes food and soft drinks. Cash bar available.

Panelists to be announced.

Online registration & payment is quick and easy!

REGISTER NOW

We hope to see you there! Questions? Contact Bryan White at BWhite@catalystunity.com.

Apr
24
Wed

Del Mar Electronics & Manufacturing Show Social

Apr 24 – Apr 25 all-day

More info to come!

May
7
Tue

ERA SoCal – Social Media Marketing Event

May 7 all-day

More info to come!

May
21
Tue

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.

May
29
Wed

> 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:

REGISTER HERE

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

EVENT DATE & TIME:

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

EVENT LOCATION:

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 alicia@arizonaera.org.

Prizes will be awarded for :

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

REGISTRATION FEES & SPONSORSHIP LEVELS INFO

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

Jun
5
Wed

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 >>

Jun
7
Fri

ERA SoCal – Why Are Millennials Not Working in the Manufacturing Industry

Jun 7 all-day

More info to come!