October 18, 2023, ECIA Newsletter 

Executive Conference Attendee List


The 2023 Executive Conference BEGINS SUNDAY!

We look forward to welcoming you all at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel!

Looking for the attendee list for the conference? Download the conference app! 

The app has useful information including the schedule, speaker information, sponsors AND the attendee list.

BUT in order to view the attendee list, you must login with the email you used to register for the event.

Visit the conference website for more information. We will see you SOON!

ECIA Announces Conference Session on Supply Chain and Corporate Social Value  

Lucas Silipo of Geodis takes a new approach with the session titled, ‘Supply Chains and Corporate Social Value Proposition.’ We are well aware of the power and risks embedded within the concept of supply chains. They redefine how we manufacture, often shifting production from local neighborhoods to global landscapes. While they might seem like a matter of convenience, driven by cost-effectiveness and capital optimization, supply chains embody a far deeper significance. What if we view them as the paramount framework for social sustainability?

Read the press release.

Executive Committee Announces Session on Generative AI


Lectrix has been following the remarkable growth of applications for generative AI since it came on the scene last year. We've all heard about it. Generative AI reshaped the expectations for 2023 and it will have a longstanding impact on your business, whether that’s in operational tools or end customer applications. But outside of “AI will take our jobs!”, what does it mean for sales and marketing? Join Graham Kilshaw and Geoffrey Forman of Lectrix for a session that isn’t “The Top 10 Prompts for ChatGPT.” Instead, they’ll discuss AI as an expansion of your resources, the rapidly changing platform ecosystem, and risks ranging from uncertain regulations to accidental plagiarism and intentional theft. The session is titled ‘The Present and Future of AI: Anticipated Developments, Implications, and Regulations’. They will also take a deep dive on the topic in a Breakfast Roundtable on Tuesday.

Read the full press release.

ANSI Leadership and Service Awards with ECIA's Edward Mikoski

The ANSI Leadership and Service Awards were held in conjunction with World Standards Week at the Ritz Carlton Washington on October 11, 2023. ECIA's Edward Mikoski received the Howard Coonley Medal. The Howard Coonley Medal is presented by ANSI to an executive ‘who has benefitted the national economy through voluntary standardization and conformity assessment and has given outstanding support to standardization as a management tool.’ 

Here Ed is pictured with Phil Piquiera, Master of Ceremonies (Chairman of the Board of ANSI, Underwriters Laboratories) and Tony Zertuche, IEC General Secretary of the IEC/USNC.

More information on this award can be found here. Congratulations, Ed!

ECIA Research and Analysis 

ECIA offers its members insight into the industry and a variety of market trends information. Members can log into the website and visit the Stats & Insights page to access an increasing number of statistical reports. Some are available to the public, some to members and others are only accessible to those who participate in the survey.

Recent reports:

Visit the stats and insights drop down menu on our website for more information.

Member of the Week

ECIA is pleased to honor Spectrum Marketing Associates, Inc. as our Member of the Week.

Spectrum prides themselves on a track record filled with "right" turns. While the details and decisions vary considerably, there are basic rules of "doing it right" at Spectrum…Ethical considerations predominate in all business relationships. Principle and pragmatism must work hand in hand. Maintaining confidentiality and adhering to a trade association's code of ethics are prime directives. Performance is about results, not rhetoric. By working through problems, instead of trying to avoid them, we all become stronger and more successful.

ECIA thanks the Spectrum Marketing team for service on ECIA councils. 

Contact Info:

Electronic Components Industry Association

310 Maxwell Road, Suite 200, Alpharetta, GA 30009