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EDS is the leadership summit for the movers, shakers and brightest minds that electronic component manufacturers, distributors and representatives have to offer. ECIA represents these electronic component manufacturer, distributor and representative companies that convene in Las Vegas each May to develop business strategies, and build and renew business relationships. Together with the Electronic Representatives Association (ERA), ECIA co-sponsors EDS as a forum to plan, discuss new opportunities, and reset goals for the electronic components supply chain and support services.

EDS 2018 will take place at the Mirage Las Vegas, Tuesday through Friday, May 15-18. The Mirage meeting venues promote a business atmosphere where valuable idea exchange can happen through high-level strategic meetings, event functions and informal gatherings.

EDS Attendees make plans to attend the ECIA/ERA Breakfast

Elizabeth Laderman is guest speaker for the EDS all-industry free breakfast program at the Mirage Event Center on Thursday, May 17, 2018.

Laderman is a Senior Outreach Economist in the Economic Education and Outreach Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She speaks to outreach audiences on current economic conditions, the economic outlook, and monetary policy. Laderman also does research on household finance, small and new business finance, and small and new business formation and employment. She has published more than 50 research papers and articles. Laderman has a B.A. in mathematics from Grinnell College and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

“My presentation will focus on explaining the ‘dual mandate’ goals of maximum employment and stable prices that Congress has given the Fed for monetary policy and reporting on where the U.S. economy is with respect to those goals and where it’s headed,” Laderman explained. “We’ll look at the overall growth of the U.S. economy (GDP growth) and the implications of our forecasted growth rate for unemployment and inflation.”

The Thursday all-industry breakfast event is free to EDS attendees and starts at 6:45 a.m. in C1 of the Mirage Events Center. Register Now.

SPARK Program for Professional Development

Spark is a unique summit within the EDS Summit—created to introduce new, talented people into EDS and give them tools to help grow their careers. Participating in Spark benefits everyone: your people, your business, EDS and the electronic components industry.  This dynamic, 2-½-day program of networking opportunities, workshops and career-building seminars led by top industry experts is limited to just 30 selected participants, with a maximum of two persons per company.

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