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March 13, 2020

CEW IDEA ebiz 400The Industry Data Exchange Association (IDEA) has announced its eBiz 2020 general sessions, keynote speaker, and educational session tracks that all align with the theme “Innovations. Knowledge. Solutions.” This year’s IDEA eBiz conference will be held in Chantilly, VA at the Westfields Marriot Washington Dulles from September 14-16, 2020. The current IDEA customer sponsors include:

  • Legrand
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Wesco Distribution

The 2020 eBiz general sessions and speakers will include:

State of IDEA - David R. Oldfather, President & CEO of IDEA.

David will pull back the curtain and share the vision and roadmap of IDEA's initiatives.

IDEA Connector℠ Update - Bill Ferguson, Vice President of Products & Services, IDEA; Sherri Thorne, Director of Product Content Services, IDEA; Brenda Maxwell, Director of Global Product Management, IDEA.

Discover IDEA’s short-term updates and plans for the new IDEA Connector.

Manufacturer & Distributor Panel

Manufacturers and distributors share in a candid panel on pressing topics and issues.

Keynote Speaker - Jack Shaw, Executive Director of the American Blockchain Council.

This year’s keynote speaker, Jack Shaw, will help you unlock knowledge and awareness of the digital transformation that is taking place in today’s world. His decades of experience designing, developing, and implementing emerging technologies have given him a deep understanding of how they evolve and are adopted. Shaw’s insight will provide a deep understanding of leading-edge technologies and how to view them less as a threat and more as a beacon for innovation. His message will give you the confidence to lead your organization through the many changes and disruptions that come with digital transformation.

In addition to the keynote and general sessions, there will be a great lineup of breakout educational sessions. The session tracks will include:

  • Industry Trends
  • Solution Sessions
  • Best Practices
  • Training Workshops

One-on-One Training.

The preliminary schedule is now available on our eBiz 2020 website. Visit our site to get info on the eBiz Night Out, sponsorship opportunities and the latest updates about the meeting.

Go HERE to register


Wholesale Sales - JanuaryWholesale sales increased for a second consecutive month, up 1.8% to $65.2 billion in January. While all subsectors reported higher sales, gains were concentrated in the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories and the miscellaneous subsectors.

In volume terms, sales grew 1.7%.

Motor vehicle and agricultural supplies industries drive higher sales in January 

Sales in the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts subsector grew 3.0% to $11.3 billion in January. 

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Omid NadiOmid Nadi, Trade Marketing Manager with Ledvance, is a Ryerson University grad coming out of their Marketing management program.

“During my education I had a big interest in innovation, disruption, and data analytics,” he noted, which has influenced his career direction.

While he was in school, he spent four years in appliance sales, “that really gave me a foundation and an understanding of sales and communication.”

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