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2022 SOUTH CENTRAL REGION CONFERENCE

Phoenix, AZ | JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa 

 

FEBRUARY 21-23, 2022

EARLY BIRD CUTOFF: January 21, 2022

 

NAED continually puts the health and safety of our members, their associates, and our staff as a top priority. We are monitoring the latest CDC recommendations for our in-person events and will work to follow all recommended protocols.  At this time, NAED is actively planning to hold the South Central Region Conference in-person at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.

 

 

While NAED will make every attempt to follow required mandates, we encourage you to stay up-to-date by monitoring the following local regulations,
as they can change at the last-minute:

State of Arizona  |  Phoenix  |  Hotel Protocols

 

 

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Overview

The South Central Region Conference provides a forum for education, peer networking, and booth sessions with industry leaders from the South Central 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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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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Geoff Colvin
Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune, and New York Times’ Bestselling Author
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Event Pricing

Distributor Members

$995
Early bird price *
Regular Price*- $1,195

Manuf/Supplier Members

$1,160
Early bird price *
Regular Price*- $1,360

Non-Members

$2,160
Early bird price *
Regular Price*- $2,360

CANCELLATION POLICY:


  • Cancellations received in writing at NAED 7 days prior to the conference will be charged a processing fee of $100. NAED will waive the cancellation fee on any of our live events through 2/28/2022 if the cancellation is due to covid concerns.
  • Substitutions received in writing will be accepted at any time.
  • NO SHOWS (registrants who do not attend the conference and have not canceled 7 days prior to the conference) WILL NOT RECEIVE A REFUND.
  • Email cancellations or substitution to SouthCentralRegionReg@naed.org.

APPOINTMENTS

The NAED South Central Region Conference is a great way to connect with your colleagues and industry partners. Access to the Attendee Hub to start booking appointments will open soon.

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

Watch this brief video for instructions on booking appointments: Booking Appointments.

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

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B2B BOOTHS

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 February 7.
    • 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 meeting's purpose and come prepared.
    • DISTRIBUTORS ONLY: Click here to sign up for a B2B booth.

 

NAED B2B BOOTH SESSION TIMES
*Please note that these times are for the event location, which is in the Mountain Time Zone. 

Tuesday, February 22:
  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, February 23:
  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 

 

HOUSING

JW MARRIOTT DESERT RIDGE RESORT & SPA

5350 E. Marriott Dr.
Phoenix, AZ  85054

  • Check-in time is 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • The group rate is $299 per night plus 12.57% tax.
  • Requests for housing must accompany conference registration. The hotel will not directly accept reservations at the conference rate.
  • Rooms will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms reserved by NAED on or before February 19 are very limited.
  • The cut-off for hotel reservations is January 21, however, rooms may run out prior to this date.

 

RESORT FEE:
The resort has a fee of $20 + tax daily resort fee (valued at $240) which includes:

  • Enhanced high-speed guest room internet and local calls
  • Two bottles of water in guest room
  • One complimentary dessert from Twenty6, Meritage, or Stonegrill
  • Daily access to Wildfire Golf Driving Range for 2 people with unlimited balls and use of clubs – proper golf attire required
  • Daily use of tennis facilities for up to 2 people; includes racquets and 2 hours of court time based on availability
  • Daily pickleball for up to 2 people, includes 2 hours of court time and paddles based on availability
  • Daily bike rentals for up to 2 bikes for 2 hours based on availability

 

HOTEL 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 two (2) nights’ room and tax.
  • Those who fail to cancel will be charged two (2) nights’ room and tax.

 

HOTEL PROTOCOLS TO EXPECT DURING YOUR STAY

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TRAVEL

GETTING THERE

The hotel is 19 miles (25 minutes) north of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Transportation options at the airport include shuttle service, limousine service, taxis, and rental cars. Taxis will run approximately $65.

Parking

Parking

Self-parking is $20 per day plus tax. Valet parking is currently $35 per day plus tax with in/out privileges.

 Weather

Weather

In February, temperatures will range from highs in the 70s to lows in the 40s.

Attire

Attire

Recommended attire for all NAED events is business casual.

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Show your support for NAED and the industry by becoming a corporate partner.

All corporate partnership opportunities are customized to meet the goals and objectives of your organization. Your custom package will be designed to meet those goals and your budget. Submit your email address for more information.