Phoenix, Arizona | JW Marriott Desert Ridge | Early Bird Deadline: Dec. 9, 2019

JANUARY 20-22, 2020

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Event Pricing


Early bird price *
Regular Price*- $1,105

Manufacturers / Suppliers

Early bird price *
Regular Price*- $1,255


Early bird price *
Regular Price*- $2,255
Cancellations received in writing at NAED prior to the conference, will be charged a processing fee of $100 per registrant cancelled.
Email cancellations to NAED Conference Dept. at

NO SHOWS (registrants who do not attend the conference and have not cancelled) WILL NOT RECEIVE A REFUND.
NAED cannot transfer funds from one conference to another.

If you cannot attend a conference that you have registered for, please refer to the above Event Cancellation Policy.


Luke Williams
Disruptive Innovation Leader and Executive Director of the W.R. Berkley Innovation Labs at NYU's Stern School of Business
Nicci Roach
Skip Tucker
Master Negotiator and Instructor, SPARXiQ
Denise Keating
co-founder and CEO, DATAgility
Brett Anderson
VP-Business Development, DATAgility
Mark McGready
Director of Strategic Analytics, SPARXiQ
Mark Simoncelli
Global Vice President of Growth Implementation Solutions, Frost & Sullivan
George Vorwick
President and CEO, United Electric
Dirk Beveridge
President & Founder, UnleashWD
Kelly Jones
Director of Learning and Program Content, NAED
Ed Orlet
Sr. Vice President for Government Affairs and Strategic Projects, NAED
Tom Naber
Tom Naber
President and CEO, NAED
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Conference Information

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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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.
    • 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 meetings purpose and come prepared.

Tuesday, January 21
2:00 - 4:50 p.m.
Wednesday, January 22
7:15 - 9:35 a.m.
9:35 - 10:35 a.m. Open format
10:35 - 10:40 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.


JW Marriott Desert Ridge

5350 E Marriott Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85054

  • Check-in time is 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • The hotel rate is $275 per night plus tax.
  • Requests for housing must accompany conference registration. The hotel will not directly accept reservations at the conference rate.
  • 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 January 19th, are very limited.
  • The deadline for hotel reservations is December 20, however, rooms may sell out prior to this date.

Cancellation policies

Desert Ridge Hotel Phoenix



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. SuperShuttle is available near baggage claim in each terminal—rates are $27 one-way. Taxis will run approximately $65.



  • Valet parking - $35 per day
  • Self parking - $16 per day



In January, temperatures will range from highs in the 60s to lows in the 50s



Recommended attire for NAED events is business casual.

SPONSORSHIP Opportunities

Show your support for NAED and the industry by becoming a conference sponsor.

New this year! All sponsorship 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.


Event Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations received in writing at NAED prior to the conference will be charged a processing fee of $100 per registrant cancelled.
  • NO SHOWS (registrants who do not attend the conference and have not cancelled) 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 two (2) nights’ room and tax.
  • Those who fail to cancel will be charged two (2) nights’ room and tax.