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ASA Central Summit 2024

ASA has expanded its Central Region to include the 13 states of Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin, and will now debut its NEW REGIONAL EVENT in Kansas City! This event offers two days of education, best practices, and ample networking opportunities with PHCP-PVF colleagues. ASA is also inviting more than 75 members distributor companies in the region.

aDD TO CALENDAR

MONDAY, JUNE 17


1:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Prier-Sioux Chief Products Tour (Optional)

On Monday afternoon, June 17, Prier and Sioux Chief will team up to offer a joint tour of their Kansas City-area facilities (located 5 minutes from each other) to ASA Central Summit attendees.

  • 1 p.m. Bus leaves InterContinental for Prier.
  • 1:30 p.m. Prier Tour at its headquarters in Grandview
  • 3 p.m. Bus leaves Prier for short ride to Sioux Chief Kansas City headquarters
  • 3:15-4:30 p.m. Tour of Sioux Chief Kansas City plant
  • 4:30 p.m. Reception at Sioux Chief (local KC craft beers and local KC BBQ samplings).
  • 5:15 p.m. Bus departs to InterContinental. Local Central Summit attendees are welcome to drive directly to Prier for the start of the joint tour. Ample parking is available at both locations.

Contact ASA’s Mike Miazga at mmiazga@asa.net to reserve a spot.

 

 

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 18


ASA CENTRAL OPEN GOLF OUTING
Tiffany Greens Golf Club, Kansas City
Separate registration fee of $95 per person required

Roundtrip transportation provided to and from the InterContinental


7:30 a.m. Check-in at Tiffany Greens/Group Assignments
8 a.m. Shotgun start (Open limited to 18 foursomes)
1:30 p.m. Anticipated return to InterContinental
 

2 p.m. 
ASA CENTRAL SUMMIT KICKOFF
ASA Central Summit Registration Opens


3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
GENERAL SESSIONS - 7 LEADERSHIP MISTAKES I MADE SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO
Speaker: Dave Kline

Good leaders learn from their mistakes. Great leaders learn from the mistakes of others. After 25 years working with leaders from 100s of companies, Dave Kline shares the most common leadership mistakes and tactics you can use to avoid them. 

 

4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
WELCOME RECEPTION AND MANUFACTURER TABLETOPS

Prior to heading out to the Central Summit Night Out Bash, grab a drink and network with fellow ASA Central Summit attendees. ASA Central manufacturer members will have tabletop displays set up. Stop by and check out the latest products and catch up with key industry suppliers.
Tabletops available only to 2024 ASA Central Summit sponsors. Contact ASA’s Mike Miazga at mmiazga@asa.net to sponsor this year’s Summit.


6 p.m.
ASA CENTRAL SUMMIT NIGHT OUT BASH

Gram & Dun
Kansas City Country Club Plaza

Take a short 5-minute walk from the InterContinental over to one of the Kansas City Country Club Plaza’s signature restaurants for a fun networking evening with fellow ASA Central Summit attendees.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19


7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
NETWORKING BREAKFAST AND KEYNOTE

THE ART OF THE NEGOTIATION
Speaker: Anthony Huey
The question came out of left field, a question you never expected, and one for which you have no answer. What to do? Unacceptable options are stammering, silence, inappropriate laughter, and just plain verbal panic. What you need to do is think quickly, then take control. This session will give you the techniques and strategies you need to have more effective negotiations and respond to difficult questions while looking for opportunities to say what you want to say. Learning keys include addressing any question; buy yourself think time; develop killer content; reading and engaging your audience; and develop better body language.
 

9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
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9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
ASA CENTRAL BEST PRACTICES ROUNDTABLE SESSION

ASA Central Summit attendees will have the opportunity to sit down with their peers and discuss best practices, industry challenges and how to solve them. Attendees will be provided with a post-show report on each group’s discussions/findings.
 

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
BREAK



10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
STATE OF THE INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSION
Join industry thought-leaders from across the supply chain as they discuss the state of our industry from their perspectives and answer questions from the audience. Moderated by ASA’s Mike Miazga.


11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
LUNCH AND MID-YEAR ECONOMIC UPDATE

With ASA Chief Economist Dr. Chris Kuehl
ASA Chief Economist Dr. Chris Kuehl provides a mid-year economic update, plus he’ll talk the looming elections and how that topic plays into the economy for the remainder of 2024 and beyond. He’ll also take your economy and supply chain-related questions.
 

1:15 p.m.
DEPARTURES

Registration is now open for the 2024 ASA Central Summit!

Registration Pricing:
$550 per ASA Member
$1,200 per non-ASA Member
$95 per person for Golf Outing (Optional Activity)

REGISTER NOW

Questions? Contact mmiazga@asa.net

CANCELLATION POLICY

Written cancellations received on/by June 7, 2024, will receive a 100% refund.  No refunds will be issued after June 7, 2024.  Substitution requests are welcome at any time.

Please email accounting@asa.net to make a cancellation or substitution request. 

InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza
401 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO  64112
(816) 756-1500

Guest rooms have been contracted for the nights of Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18. If you need additional nights outside that timeframe, please call the hotel to make your reservation: (816) 303-2942

Room Rate: $194 plus tax per night

Reservation Deadline: Monday, May 20, 2024, or until rooms are sold out.

Book Your Hotel

 

 

ASA CENTRAL THANKS OUR CONFERENCE SPONSORS

ASA is bringing together distributors, manufacturers and manufacturers’ reps from Minnesota to Texas and Colorado to Illinois, to form this new, expanded ASA Central region networking and educational event. Take this opportunity to sponsor the event today! Reach out to mmiazga@asa.net for more information, or click the button below.

Become a Sponsor