March 11-14, 2018  |  JW Marriott Indianapolis Hotel  |  Indianapolis, Ind.

The University of Innovative Distribution (UID) is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. Known worldwide for excellence in education, UID is sponsored by the leading distribution professional associations, in coorperation with the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation of Purdue University. Download the brochure.

Who should attend?
This event is recommended for CEOs, Branch Managers, Sales & Marketing Managers, Purchasing Managers, Sales Personnel, HR Directors, Operations Managers, Manufacturers working with Distributors, Inventory Managers and Training Managers.

Why attend?

  • Information was cutting edge and speakers were of superior quality. Attending was of high value.

    Branch Manager

  • Far exceeded my expectations. An extremely enjoyable learning experience.

    Internal Sales Supervisor

  • Regardless of your experience something is likely to be learned that may be a needle mover in your business.

    Branch Manager

  • Very informative and well presented, presenters were very professional and knew what they presented very well.

    Customer Service Representative

  • The UID program is of great value to me and the future of our business. Not only does it provide a foundation of knowledge in various areas of your business, but it provides access to real-life instructors who have experienced the same challenges that I have in my business.

    General Manager

  • Learned a lot of valuable information, especially the necessary changes I need to make in order to be a better leader at home and work.

    Branch Manager

  • Truly an eye opening event that delivers the direct skills to create change.

    Branch Manager

  • I will be back next year no doubt about it!

    Territory Manager

  • A must attend for anyone or any company involved in Industrial Distribution. For direct learning opportunity and networking ability - it cannot be beaten.

    Sales Manager

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    JW Marriott Indianapolis Hotel

    10 S West St.
    Indianapolis, IN 46204


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    Event Pricing

    Registration Type
    Early Bird Price 
    Regular Price   
     NAED Members
    $1,095 $1,295
     Non-Members
    $2,095 $2,195