January 16-18, 2017  |  JW Marriott Desert Springs  |  Palm Desert, Calif.  |  Registration Opens: Sept. 2016

The Western Region Conference provides a forum for education, peer networking and booth sessions with industry leaders from the Western Region. 

    Who Should Attend?
    This is the ideal conference to connect with senior leadership within industry-leading companies. We recommend the following groups attend - upper and middle management, regional sales, operations, and branch managers from distributors, manufacturers, allied partners, and manufacturer reps.            

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    General Session: Glenn Goedecke, Chairman of NAED

    Glenn Goedecke of Mayer Electric Supply talks about four key challenges facing the electrical distribution industry.
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    Meet the NAED Chair of 2015-2016, Glenn Goedecke of Mayer Electric Supply

    General Session: John Maltby, VP of Western Region Council

    John Matlby of Maltby Electric Supply talks about welcoming and attracting the Millennial generation and the importance of talking with members of Congress through the new NAED PAC.
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    Rethinking Distributor-Manufacturer Relationships in the Age of Rapid Innovation

    Dirk Beveridge, President, UnleashWD
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    What Amazon Can't Do, but Electrical Distributors Can

    Paul Molitor, President & CEO, IDEA and Keith Peck, President, ElectricSmarts Network
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    Electrical Supply Chain Distribution - Developing an Agile Construction Partnership

    Lonny Simonian, Professor, California Polytechnic State University
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    PAR Benchmarking Analytics: How to Better Understand & Apply the Results

    Scott A. Hackworth, CPA, Senior VP, Industry Insights, Inc.
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    Brave New Regulatory World

    Ed Orlet, NAED, VP of Government Affairs
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    SPA Practices: The Present Conundrum & the Path Forward

    Michael Marks, Principal, Indian River Consulting Group
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