SWPD Upcoming Events

The distributors, manufacturers and manufacturer representative members in the Southwest Pacific Distributors (SWPD) have enjoyed years a strong networking events. Through a new partnership with our national association, the leadership of SWPD is looking forward to offering our members an exciting program offering you top educational sessions designed to connect you with experts on the hottest topics, exciting networking sessions with the leading firms as well as a robust webinar series.

Please mark your calendar and make sure that you and your key team members attend our programs.

SWPD Annual Leadership Conference

Conference Dates: April 1-2, 2020

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
74-855 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Room Rate: $299 single/double per night plus applicable taxes, plus $15 plus tax daily resort fee

Reservations: online or 877-622-3140.

Reserve Your Room By: February 28, 2020

The hotel requires a one night’s deposit to reserve a room. The deposit is refundable if the reservation is cancelled at least seven (7) days prior to scheduled arrival.

Registration for the 2020 SWPD Annual Leadership Conference is now open! You can register online or download the registration form.

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Wednesday, April 1

4:00pm – 7:00pm: Conference Registration & Information Desk
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Welcome Reception
7:00pm: Open for Distributor & Manufacturer Hospitality

Thursday, April 2

7:00am – 1:00pm: Conference Registration & Information Desk
7:30am – 8:30am: Chairman’s Breakfast

  • SWPD Chairman, Tom Morrow and ASA President, Bill Glockner will update attendees on industry issues members are facing and what association leadership is doing to advance member success.

8:30am – 10:00am: Educational Session
9:30am-10:45am: Spouse Event
10:15am – 11:45am: Educational Session
Noon - 1:30pm: Networking Luncheon & Educational Session

  • Industry Economic Forecast with Dr. Chris Kuehl

1:30pm – 9:00pm: Open Time for Networking
9:00pm – 11:00pm: After-Dinner Party & Closing Reception

  • The 2020 Leadership Conference will conclude with drinks, dessert and entertainment. Back by popular demand, the Blazing Piano Duo will return for an encore!
Friday, April 3

8:00am – 4:00pm: Optional Distributor & Vendor Golf and Departures

  • No formal golf outing has been planned. However, informal golf opportunities are being coordinated by vendors.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum ($5,000)

Three (3) complimentary Leadership Conference Registrations
Company Logo in all conference marketing materials and event signage
Company logo will appear in On-Site Program Schedule

Gold. ($3000)

Two (2) complimentary Leadership Conference Registrations
Company Logo in all conference marketing materials and event signage

Silver ($1,500)

One (1) complimentary Leadership Conference Registration
Company Logo in all conference marketing materials and event signage

Bronze ($1,000)

Company Logo in all conference marketing materials and event signage

Interested in sponsoring this event? Please complete and return the event sponsor form to ASA.

ASA Women in Industry Spring Conference

April 21-23, 2020
Charleston, SC

ASA Emerging Leaders Spring Forum

May 3–6, 2020
Nashville, TN


October 7-9, 2020
Chicago, IL

ASA Headquarters and Education Foundation
1200 N. Arlington Heights Road, #150
Itasca, IL 60143
P: 630.467.0000
F: 630.467.0001