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Andrew Johnson

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Jack Shaw

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Mike Marks

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Jon Schreibfeder


7:00 p.m.
Optional Sunday Activity

Twilight Bowfishing


9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Officers Council Meeting

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
First Time Attendee Lunch

First-time EMERGE attendees are encouraged to attend this invitation-only networking lunch and meet their fellow peers, as well as members of the ASA Emerging Leaders Executive Council.

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
State of Industry Panel

Join 3 industry thought-leaders as they discuss today's state of the industry from their perspectives and answer questions from the audience. 

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Adding Technology Into a Traditionally Old School Industry
Presented by Andrew Johnson

A hands-on approach to incremental business innovation, Andrew will discuss tangible ways listeners can innovate inside their own business.
Introduced by Kohler

3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Innovation, Technology, and the Future of Supply Chain Management
Presented by Jack Shaw

Currently, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, 5G Wireless, Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented/Virtual Reality, and 3D printing are each driving accelerated rates of change in manufacturing and distribution. Jack shares how these emerging technologies will impact PHCP-PVF manufacturers and distributors.
Introduced by Charlotte Pipe

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception and Dinner
Bill Condron, 2022 ASA President

2022 ASA President Bill Condron (President and CEO, The Granite Group) addresses the value of having ASA as a trade association, shares key initiatives ASA is working on, as well as the challenges the association is tackling on the industry's behalf.
Introduced by 2022 EL Chairman Dan New (President, Mid-City Supply)

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast and Straight Talk on Our Industry Disruptions
Presented by Mike Marks
Getting specific about digital sales tools and programs to use, Mike dives deep on utilizing the best that’s out there right now for your sales team.
Introduced by Zoeller Pump

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
MDM Panel Discussion

Take a seat and pick the brain of current students and graduates of ASA’s Master of Distribution Management program. They’ll share what they learned and takeaways of how the program bettered themselves, their efficiency at work and overall success.

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Managing Your Inventory in a Time of Supply Chain Chaos
Presented by Jon Schreibfeder

Determine inventory levels that will balance your desired level of customer service (i.e. avoidance of stockouts) and your investment in stock inventory, as well as maximize your profit. Jon covers this and more as his goal is for all participants to leave this session with an action plan to achieve effective inventory management.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch
Dan New, 2022 EL Chairman

2022 EL Chairman (President, Mid-City Supply) addresses the value of ASA's Emerging Leaders division and provides an update on EL activities.
Attendees will also see a presentation from longtime EL partner Operation Rise and Conquer.

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Emerging Leaders Best Practices Roundtables

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
D.Next Update

Hear from ASA Vice President of Innovation Beth Ladd, who will provide updates on D.Next, one of ASA's Building One Future strategic initiatives, plus the latest projects ongoing at ASA's innovation lab at the University of Illinois. 

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Night Out Closing Event

Barcadia New Orleans

601 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA

Hotel Information

614 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Please contact the hotel for current room rates and availability:  
(888) 364-1200

Operation Rise & Conquer


Since 2015, the Emerging Leaders division has worked hand-in-hand with Adaptive Sports Center in fundraising efforts for Operation Rise & Conquer, a program that supports veterans and first responders with a disability.

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