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Executive Conference
Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel
5300 N River Rd
Rosemont, IL 60018
United States
(847) 544-5300

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Sunday, October 20, 2019, 5:00 PM to Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT
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Executive Conference

Conference Overview

Register Now! The one essential qualification for all great leaders is a clear and compelling vision of the future. As we set our sights on the next decade, the 2019 ECIA Executive Conference program is designed to illuminate industry challenges and enable leaders to successfully guide their organizations into the 2020’s.

Join us October 20-22, 2019 at the Executive Conference, where senior management teams from the electronics industry's leading companies - representing the entire supply chain - gather to understand and address cross-enterprise challenges. Don’t go blindly into the next decade – attend the industry’s premiere conference for innovative solutions, strategies and insight to transform your business.

Conference Details

The Loews Chicago O'Hare hotel is sold out. There are a number of other options within walking distance: 

  • Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare, 5440 N River Road, (847) 671-6350
  • Embassy Suites Chicago O’Hare, 5500 N River Road, (847) 678-4000
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago O’Hare, 5460 North River Road,  (847) 292-9100
  • Aloft Chicago O’Hare, 9700 Balmoral Ave., (847) 671-4444
  • Comfort Inn, 2175 E Touhy Ave. Desplaines, IL 60018, 847-553-4606 (shuttle to Loews)

Registration Policy

Registration fee includes all official program sessions, materials, social events and meal functions outlined in the conference schedule. After ECIA receives your registration, you will receive a confirmation. Please review and call ECIA if any corrections need to be made to your information: 678-393-9990.

Refunds will be granted less $100 per person administrative fee through September 27. Substitutions are encouraged, no refunds will be granted after September 27.

  By September 27 After September 27
ECIA Members $975.00 $1,175.00
Non-Members  $1,575.00 $1,775.00
ECIA Members Multiple attendee discount: first three attendees from same company are full price, every subsequent attendee only $575/person!


Executive Conference 2019 Preview

What to Expect at the Conference

The schedule is packed during the 1 ½ day conference. From hosted receptions to networking breaks, the conference provides ample time to connect with old friends and make new acquaintances. An event mobile app connects participants and speakers while delivering presentation materials. Hear top-rated presentations from accomplished experts and leave with broadened perspectives on industry advances and opportunities.

Sunday Evening

Registration opens at 5:00 p.m. The opening reception sponsored by Molex and Carlton-Bates Company starts at 6:00 PM and is the ideal place to greet friends and enjoy some light refreshments. The hotel features a wonderful selection of dining and entertainment options for later – the Ashburn, located off the hotel lobby, and two of Chicago’s favorites right outside the front door: The Capital Grille and McCormick & Schmick’s.


Sessions start promptly and run on time so fuel up with the breakfast.  New this year - the optional Spark 2.0 Leaders Networking Breakfast, a powerful way for today’s lead­ers to “give back” by shar­ing their elec­tron­ic com­po­nents indus­try knowl­edge and expe­ri­ences with the indus­try's high poten­tial SPARK attendees. Registration is required. 

Morning and afternoon breaks and a delicious luncheon buffet offer time to refuel and network - and a chance to return calls and emails. At the end of the day, unwind at the cocktail reception.  All meals and breaks are included in the registration fee, generously sponsored by Cornell Dublier, IEEE Global Spec, TDK and TDK-Lambda.  A cocktail reception immediately follows at the end of the day's sessions at 5:30 PM. 


Power up early at the breakfast sponsored by Catalyst Sales. The optional Spark 2.0 Leaders Networking Breakfast is available, please register to participate. The conference runs till Noon, allowing time to catch afternoon flights. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to O’Hare and the proximity of the hotel to the airport is ideal. 

An optional All Industry Luncheon hosted by Women in Electronics will be held at McCormick & Schmick's from 12:30-2:30.  Guest speaker Michael Knight of TTI, Inc. will present "Coding Diversity into Technology". Sign up when you register for the conference. If you are registered for the Conference and want to add the luncheon, click here