NETWORK Annual Convention

The most anticipated industry event every year, NETWORK, brings together owners and decision makers from wholesaler-distributors, manufacturers, independent reps, and professional leaders in our industry to network, learn, and grow.  NETWORK continues to be THE event for the PHCP-PVF industry with a packed agenda to maximize your time, solidify existing relationships, and build new industry connections.  It will surely have you leaving with more knowledge about the industry, innovative techniques, and most importantly your customers, vendors, and peers.  So, if you have not attended NETWORK, you are surely missing out on THE industry event.


Over the years, NETWORK has brought in big named headline speakers for meal events like the Industrial Piping Division Breakfast, Future Trends Luncheon, and Plumbing Industry Educational Forum & Breakfast.  These speakers are often sports figures, politicians, military, local legends, and entertainers that tell their stories about how they were able to overcome adversity and accomplish success in a variety of situations.  Some recent headliners have been Regis Philbin w/ Don Rickles, George Foreman, Robert O’Neill, Marcus Luttrell, Jimmy Johnson (NFL), Dana Perino, Neil Cavuto, Michael Hayden, and many more.


General & Education Sessions

One of the core features and value takeaways at NETWORK are the General & Education Sessions.  These speakers specialize in specific topics that dive deeper into techniques and ideas that can immediately impact your business.  The topics in these sessions cover a wide spectrum including the following year’s PHCP-PVF industry forecast, innovation, leadership, sales, strategic planning, employee engagement, roundtable discussions with industry pros, and much more.  Whether it’s the big presentations in the General Sessions or the smaller table talk groups in Meet the Pros, you can always find something that suits your interest, career, or company.


Wholesaler & Vendor Conference Appointments

Big and small, each company in the PHCP-PVF industry needs to connect with their channel partners.  NETWORK cultivates the value of connecting TOP DECISION-MAKERS from both sides of the marketplace – all in one room.  This exciting event brings together the wholesaler-distributor, manufacturer, and vendors for pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments.  The appointments put you in direct connection with CEO’s, owners, and top sales executives – this is definitely THE industry event where partnerships are strengthened and new connections are made.  Prior to arriving for NETWORK, participating manufacturers are able to schedule appointments with distributors through an interactive software program.


Networking Events

NETWORK is the best event in the industry to connect, gain focus and discover solutions to help your business.  Five receptions, two breakfasts and two lunches, pre-scheduled conference appointment sessions and ten educational programs offer you countless opportunities to meet professionals, build relationships, and expand your business opportunities.

During the Open House Receptions, vendors are given an opportunity to help their company stand out from the crowd by registering for a Sponsorship of either the IPD Open House or the Plumbing Division Open House. 


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