Executive Conference News
The Executive Conference Will Be Held March 23-25, 2015
The Executive Conference will be held in Tampa, FL, at the Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport/Westshore. A quick, free shuttle ride from the airport, and many non-stop flights from all over the US and Canada, made this location a logical choice.
The Opening Reception will be Monday, March 23, 2015, followed by dinner on your own. Tuesday morning will see the beginning of the Executive Conference meetings which will be held in the DISTRIBUTOR rooms. Lunch will be served, meetings will continue and then we will break for a series of Roundtable Discussions. A reception will be held Tuesday evening and then Wednesday will continue with more Executive Conference meetings.
For Those Who Do Not Know What the Executive Conference Is …
The NMDA Executive Conference offers participants a rare opportunity — a suitable forum for owners, chief executives and general/sales/marketing managers of both wholesale distributors and manufacturers to discuss issues pertinent to their business relationships today and into the 21st century.
The name, Executive Conference, means just that. This is NOT a purchasing event, this is not a “let’s see if we can get an additional point from the vendor”, this is a top level meeting. Many topics can, and should, be discussed during these private closed door meetings.
One of the best ideas that several distributors have implemented for these meetings is they take the criteria for the Supplier of the Year and actually review or rate all of their suppliers. They then spend their meeting going over the results. This can be a real help to both parties in improving the relationship.