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April 25, 2023




ECIA 2023 Executive Conference Committee Announces Opening Keynote Speaker
Rebecca Heiss Helps Us Find Adventure in Ambiguity.

Atlanta — The ECIA Executive Conference Committee is pleased to announce the name of the opening keynote session title, “FEAR(LESS)™ Mindset What's Your Story,” presented by Rebecca Heiss. Our brains aren’t built for this rapidly changing world… But they are adaptable. By consciously crafting a mindset that helps us lean into these challenges rather than treat them as threats, we’ll be able to avoid the burnout, frustration, and turnover that might otherwise plague us and our clients. And, perhaps most importantly, we can deepen the connections we had to the purpose and people that drew us into this industry we love to begin with. This session will provide tools to:

  • Re-categorize stress as a strength that can drive performance.
  • Utilize a 3-step scientific technique to shift stress mindsets from ordeal to adventure.
  • Enable positive communication, ideation, and creative collaborations to lead through ambiguity with a beginner’s mind.

“The 2023 conference speaker line up is one for the books!” noted ECIA Director of Member Engagement, Stephanie Tierney. “The topic fits in very well with our theme, ‘Making Waves, the Power of You.’  Our committee has chosen the other two Keynote speakers and will be finalizing the rest of the program in the coming weeks, so stay tuned,” she added. This keynote session is still open for sponsorship.

Registration is open now. The Executive Conference runs October 22-24, 2023 at the Loews Chicago O'Hare.

The Executive Conference is an opportunity for senior management teams from the electronics industry's leading companies - representing the entire supply chain - to gather and address cross-enterprise challenges. Gain access to industry experts and knowledge, forge relationships that can make a real difference, and learn how to remove roadblocks to success. Plan to join this must-attend event - there is no other that offers an in-depth look at the electronics components industry and is as geared towards industry-specific education and fostering meaningful relationships across this section of the supply chain network. It's the one conference you can't afford to miss.

About ECIA

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is made up of the leading electronic component manufacturers, their manufacturer representatives and authorized distributors. ECIA members share a common goal of promoting and improving the business environment for the authorized sale of electronic components. Comprised of a broad array of leaders and professionals representing all phases of the electronics components supply chain, ECIA is where business optimization, product authentication and industry advocacy come together. ECIA members develop industry guidelines and technical standards, as well as generate critical business intelligence. For more information, visit or call 678-393-9990.