Marco Island, FL | JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort


NOVEMBER 6-8, 2023




The NAED Eastern Region Conference provides a forum for education, peer networking, and booth sessions with industry leaders from the Eastern 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 and their reps, allied and industry partners.
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Dr. Michelle Rozen
The Change Doctor
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Event Pricing

Distributor Members

Regular Rate *
Late Rate (after Oct. 16) * - $1,339

Non-Distributor Members

Regular Rate *
Late Rate (after Oct. 16) * - $1,539


Regular Rate *
Late Rate (after Oct. 16) * - $2,539


NAED conferences are the perfect way to connect with your colleagues and industry partners. The link for the current attendees and the appointment contacts will be in your “Thank you for Registering” confirmation email.

Appointment Planning Tools
Make the most of your in-person conference experience by using the following resources:

If you have a special meeting request for the conference, let us know — we can help. Contact our Member Engagement Team at or 888.791.2512. 


Distributor members will host the booths while supplier travel from booth to booth. Distributors and suppliers are responsible for setting appointments in advance. Each session consists of 30-minute appointments with a five-minute break in between each appointment or an open format.

    • Distributor members will be assigned a booth only if the sign-up form is submitted to NAED by October 16.
    • Distributors are encouraged to accept at least two appointments with smaller suppliers or suppliers with whom they are not currently doing business, if approached.
    • To maximize the benefits, the individual requesting the appointment should advise the other participants of the meeting's purpose and come prepared.
    • DISTRIBUTORS ONLY: Click here to sign up for a B2B Booth.


*Please note that these times are for the event location, which is in the Eastern Time Zone. 

Tuesday, November 7:
    2:00 PM — 2:30 PM  
    2:35 PM — 3:05 PM  
    3:10 PM — 3:40 PM  
    3:45 PM — 4:15 PM  
    4:20 PM — 4:50 PM 

Wednesday, November 8:
    7:15 AM — 7:45 AM  
    7:50 AM — 8:20 AM  
    8:25 AM — 8:55 AM  
    9:00 AM — 9:30 AM  
    9:35 AM — 10:35 AM: Open Time  
  10:40 AM — 11:10 AM  
  11:15 AM — 11:45 AM  
  11:50 AM — 12:20 AM 



400 S. Collier Blvd.
Marco Island, FL 34145

  • Check-in time is 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • The group rate $299 per night plus 19% state and local taxes. The rate is inclusive of a $3 rebate payable to NAED to offset the program costs.
  • Requests for housing must accompany conference registration. The hotel will not directly accept reservations at the conference rate. Look for the housing link online after you submit payment or within the Order Confirmation email.
  • Rooms will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms reserved by NAED before November 5 are very limited.
  • The cut-off for hotel reservations is October 13, however, rooms may run out prior to this date.

RESORT FEE: The daily resort fee of $45 has been reduced to $20 + tax and includes: 

  • Resort wide premium internet access in guest rooms, public areas, and meeting space.
  • (2) Daily spa fitness classes.
  • Rookery or Hammock Bay Golf Practice Facility privileges to include range balls, clubs, bottled water (proper golf attire required).
  • One hour access to Hammock Bay Country Club Tennis Courts per day.
  • One beach umbrella rental daily.



The nearest major airport is Southwest Florida International (RSW) in Ft. Myers, Florida. It is 50 miles north of the JW Marriott.

Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) and Miami (MIA) are approximately two hours east of Marco Island. All major car rental agencies service each of these airports.

Taxi rates from RSW are approximately $80-$100.

If you prefer a private car service, please use this link to book with Naples Transportation & Tours. Service includes chauffeur baggage claim meet and greet. Sedans start at $130 plus a 33% Service Charge which includes the chauffeur's gratuity and an 8% fuel surcharge.



Self-parking is $35 per day plus tax. Valet parking is currently $45 per day plus tax with in/out privileges.



In November, temperatures will range from highs in the 80s to lows in the 60s.



Recommended attire for all NAED events is business casual.



  • Cancelations received by NAED 7 days prior to the conference will be charged a processing fee of $100 per registrant canceled. To cancel, registrants (or their delegates) would select “My registrations” from their profile page, select the event and person they wish to cancel, and select “Cancel”.
  • Substitutions received in writing will be accepted at any time at
  • NO SHOWS (registrants who do not attend the conference and have not canceled 7 days prior to the conference) WILL NOT RECEIVE A REFUND.


  • Up to 30 days prior to arrival there is no cancellation charge.
  • From 29 to 14 days prior to arrival attendees will be charged one (1) night’s room and tax.
  • From 13 to 0 days prior to arrival attendees will be charged two (2) nights’ room and tax.
  • Those who fail to cancel will be charged two (2) nights’ room and tax.

Upcoming NAED Events

For more information and future conferences, check out NAED's "All Events" page here and our "Events Calendar" here.


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