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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 2019 will take place at the Mirage Las Vegas, Tuesday through Friday, May 7-10. The Mirage meeting venues promote a business atmosphere where valuable idea exchange can happen through high-level strategic meetings, event functions and informal gatherings.

ECIA's CEO Bill Bradford: "The com­pa­nies here work weeks and some­times months in advance to fill up a meet­ing sched­ule, and use EDS as a very effi­cient way to cov­er a lot of meet­ings in a very com­pressed amount of time."

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.

Aimed at our industry’s next gen­er­a­tion of pro­fes­sion­als, the Spark pro­gram includes:

  • A spe­cial intro­duc­tion to EDS — how it func­tions and how to best use it
  • A sched­ule of career-build­ing sem­i­nars on indus­try, sales and busi­ness top­ics led by lead­ing experts.
  • Net­work­ing events where Spark atten­dees can con­nect with their peers.

There will also be ample time avail­able for Spark par­tic­i­pants to take part in busi­ness meet­ings and attend indus­try-wide events dur­ing the EDS Sum­mit. There is a lim­it of 2 atten­dees per company. Contact Gretchen Oie for details.