ECIA 2018 Regional Series: Dallas/Ft. Worth

August 7th - Dallas/Ft. Worth

The 2018 Regional Series event will be held at the Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel on Tuesday, August 7th. Join the local electronics industry community for an evening of unique networking and sit-down dinner.

The hotel address is: 4400 West John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, TX and the phone number is (972) 929-8400.

Who Should Attend:

Company executives and branch personnel - along with their supply chain partners -should come and enjoy a hosted social hour and dinner in a relaxed environment. The meeting provides an excellent opportunity 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.

Space is limited - SOLD OUT

4:00 pm Social hour (Hosted bar and appetizers)

5:00 - 6:00 pm  Presentation

Bill Bradford Presentation

Industry Issues Panel 
The industry is facing a number of challenges along with greater opportunities for growth. Join a panel discussion with  industry subject matter experts led by ECIA's Don Elario, Vice President of Industry Practices. From the recent tariff increases to industry regulations affecting quality - learn how the industry is handling these issues from TTI's Chris Goodman, CFO and Kevin Sink, VP of Quality.  James Hines, SVP Advocacy & In-House Counsel of Texas Association of Business will add his thoughts on the upcoming Texas legislative session decisions that affect the State's economic development tools. Don leads ECIA's Global Industry Practices Council (GIPC), a non-competitive, collaborative group. The GIPC recognizes common, global problems and industry issues then formally organizes committees to discover, leverage and guide while pursuing operational efficiencies throughout the electronic components global authorized channel.

6:00 pm  Dinner

6:30 pm   Presentation: Blockchain 101 - How Will the Industry Benefit?

Randy Lawson - Blockchain Presentation


Randy Lawson, Associate Director and Senior Principal Analyst, Semiconductor and Displays Technology from IHS Markit will share his insight on this important topic. With a projected 10 billion more devices connecting to the Internet in the next four years, it's more important than ever before to verify and trust the complex relationships between devices and the services they enable. Blockchain is seeing increased adoption across a number of industries. Learn how the semiconductor industry is supporting the rapidly exploding hardware requirements necessary to blockchain adoption. 

7:15 pm  Close

Thank you to 2018 Series Sponsors:


Digi-Key Electronics

TTI Family

Regional Event Sponsor


Planning Committee:

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

Tobi Cornell, Kruvand Associates, Inc.; Paul Dosser, Digi-Key Electronics; Robert Logan, Kruvand Associates, Inc.; Dave Foster, Sensata Technologies; Todd McAtee, Mouser Electronics; and Jeff Ray, TTI, Inc.

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 $7,000. Click here and log in to sign up as a 2018 sponsor.