Austin, TX | JW Marriott Austin

JANUARY 15-17, 2024


Late registration fees apply after December 26, 2023



Corporate Partners


The NAED 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 and their reps, allied and industry partners.
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Keynote Speaker

For 25 years, Joe Navarro served as an FBI agent specializing in counterintelligence and behavioral assessment. Since retiring, he has authored 14 books in 29 languages dealing with human behavior and body language.

His book, What Every BODY is Saying, remains after a decade the #1 selling body-language book in the world, while Louder Than Words, based on his annual lectures at the Harvard Business School, was hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “One of the six best business books to read for your career.”

We are pleased to have the author of the international best seller Be Exceptional present the opening keynote address at NAED’s Western Region Conference.

Joe Navarro Headshot 1

Other Speakers

J.D. Johnson
President, EVESCO
Sujata Sullivan
eMobility Segment Leader, Infrastructure, ABB eMobility
Chris Collins
National Accounts Manager – East Region, Sonepar
Tim Bowen
President, Qmerit
Keith Prather
Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Armada Corporate Intelligence
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Event Pricing

Distributor Members

Regular Rate
Late Rate (after Dec. 26) - $1,339

Non-Distributor Members

Regular Rate
Late Rate (after Dec. 26) - $1,539


Regular Rate
Late Rate (after Dec. 26) - $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 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 December 26.
  • 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.

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

Tuesday, January 16:
    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, January 17:
    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 PM 


JW Marriott Austin

110 E. 2nd Street
Austin, TX  78701

  • Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.
  • The group rate is $289 per night plus tax (currently 17.614%). The rate is inclusive of an $8 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 on or before January 14 are very limited. 
  • The cut-off for hotel reservations is January 3, however, rooms may run out prior to this date. 



The hotel is 10.6 miles (16 minutes) northwest of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). Transportation options at the airport include limousine service, taxis, and rental cars. A taxi will run approximately $35.



Self-parking is $54 per day plus tax. Valet parking is currently $59 per day plus tax with in/out privileges.



In January, temperatures will range from highs in the 60s to lows in the 40s.



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. 



NAED is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting attendees. Therefore, NAED has zero tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our staff at our meetings. No concern is too small – if you see something, say something. The full policy is available at

Upcoming NAED Events

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