ECIA 2018 Regional Series: Minneapolis

October 2nd - Minneapolis

The 2018 Regional Series arrives in the Minneapolis area on Tuesday, October 2 at the Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington, 5500 American Boulevard West, Bloomington, MN 55437. For hotel information, please call (952) 345-1249 or visit their website.

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. Register Now!


4:00 - 5:00 pm  Networking Hour | Hosted bar sponsored by Digi-Key Electronics

5:00 - 6:00 pm  Presentations

5:30 pm   Presentation: State of Manufacturing


Bob Kill, president and CEO of Enterprise Minnesota.

To say that times are good for Minnesota manufacturers would be an understatement. According to the tenth annual State of Manufacturing®, a comprehensive survey project sponsored by Enterprise Minnesota and its partners, manufacturers have almost a surreally high level of optimism with expectations of record revenues, record profitability, record-level of investment in their companies, and increased wages. The sobering counterweight to this enthusiasm is the looming workforce shortage. Bob will share the full results and analysis of the survey.

6:00 pm  Dinner

6:30 - 7:00 pm  Presentation, TBA

7:00 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:

Paul Dosser, Digi-Key Electronics; Todd McAtee, Mouser Electronics; Mike Swenson, Mel Foster Company and Jason Zoubek, Stark Electronics.