Contact Information

Email the NAED Conference Team for any event communication, cancellation or questions.

Important Dates

  • Early Bird Deadline: September 28, 2018
  • Housing Deadline: October 5, 2018


Guest registration is complimentary. A guest is a spouse/significant other, friend, or an adult child (18 & over) who is not in an industry-related occupation. Co-workers or associates in the industry may not use the guest registration category.


  • Requests for housing must accompany conference registration. The hotel will not directly accept reservations at the conference rate.
  • The hotel rate is $250 per night plus tax, currently 10%.
  • Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.
  • Rooms will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Rooms reserved by NAED on or before November 4, are very limited.
  • The cut-off for hotel reservations is October 5, 2018, however, rooms may run out prior to this date.
  • Please use the web link provided in your hotel confirmation to make changes to your reservation online.

Cancellation Policies

  • Event Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing at NAED prior to the conference will be charged a processing fee of $100 per registrant canceled. NO SHOWS (registrants who do not attend the conference and have not canceled) will not receive a refund. Email cancellations to
  • Housing Cancellation Policy: 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 (2) nights room and tax. Those who fail to cancel will be charged two (2) nights room and tax.





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Distributor members will host the booths while suppliers 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 22, 2018. 
  • Distributors are encouraged to accept at least two appointments with smaller suppliers or suppliers they are not currently doing business with if approached.
  • To maximize the benefits, the individual requesting the appointment should advise the other participants of the purpose of the meeting and come prepared.

NAED B2B Booth Session Times

Tuesday, November 6
2:00 - 4:50 p.m.

Wednesday, November 7
7:15 - 9:35 a.m. 
9:35 - 10:35 a.m. Open format
10:35 - 10:40 a.m. Break
10:40 - 12:20 p.m.

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NAED conferences are the perfect way to network with your colleagues and connect with your suppliers. The information and downloads on this page are provided so you can make the most of your conference experience.




JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort

400 S. Collier Boulevard
Marco Island, Florida 34145
Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

Getting There

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.


Valet parking - $25 per day / Self-parking - $15 per day


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


Recommended attire for all NAED events is business casual.