ECIA 2017 Regional Series: New England

June 15th - New England

The 2017 Regional Series returns to the Boston area on Thursday, June 15th at the Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue.   For room reservations, please call (617) 969-1000 or click on this link.

Who Should Attend:

Anyone doing business in the electronic components supply chain - invite your co-workers, customers and principals.


The Regional Series Event explores topics affecting the New England area electronics industry. Company executives and branch personnel - along with their customers and supply chain partners - enjoy a hosted social hour and dinner in a relaxed environment. The meeting provides an excellent avenue to introduce your local team to the association and area industry peers. Registration fees are $50 for ECIA/ERA members and faculty; $75 non-members. Young professionals receive a $10 discount.


4:00 - 5:00 pm  Networking Hour (Hosted bar)

Enjoy refreshments while visitng with industry friends. Say hello to the FIRST Robotic Team the LigerBots from Newton and learn about their many accomplishments!

5:00 - 6:00 pm   Michael Knight, TTI, Inc. Presentation: The OEM Customer of the Future

(Knight Presentation)

knightmichael2017Knight is a popular speaker and industry visionary. He is a compelling and passionate industry spokesman known for his research and keen eye for forecasting. In this presentation, Michael will focus on your customer:  What does the OEM customer of the future look like and what do those customers need in the supply chain of the future? His talk will give a look ahead at the evolution of our industry, the things that are driving it, and the things that are reshaping it.

Knight is an industry veteran of over 30 years. In 2004 he joined TTI, the world’s leading IP&E distributor and currently serves as senior vice president of TTI Americas responsible for product management, marketing, quote management and development, and TTI’s transportation business unit.  Knight was ECIA's North Star Award Recipient of 2016 and former chairman of the association.

6:00 pm  Dinner

6:30 pm    Tom Ryden, MassRobotics Presentation: The Robotics Revolution

(Ryden Presentation)

rydenthomasMassRobotics is the collective work of a group of Boston-area engineers, rocket scientists, and entrepreneurs. With a shared vision to create an innovation hub and startup cluster focused on the needs of the robotics community, MassRobotics was born. Tom Ryden, Executive Director, will share thoughts on the robotics revolution in Massachusetts and the projected growth of the industry. He will also delve into the enabling trends, the market segments with the most potential, and the role MassRobotics plays in helping build this cluster locally.  MassRobotics’ mission is to help create and scale the next generation of successful robotics and connected device companies by providing entrepreneurs and innovative robotics/automation startups with the workspace and resources they need to develop, prototype, test, and commercialize their products and solutions. Learn how this local innovation hub will impact the area's future electronics growth.

7:00 pm Close

Thank you 2017 Series Sponsors:

Planning Committee:

ECIA thanks the following members for their guidance and assistance in planning the Regional Event:

Paul Dosser, Digi-Key Electronics; John Hutson and Norm MacInnis, MacInnis Company; Craig Sanderson, Sager Electronics;  and Todd McAtee, Mouser Electronics.

Support the series

Sponsors receive recognition in series advertisements, signage and during the event program. Sponsorship opportunities are available now- sponsor individual meetings for $1,500 or the complete series for $5,000. Click here and log in to sign up as a 2017 sponsor.