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Venue

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor 300 Light Street Baltimore , Maryland 21202
Tel: (410) 528-1234
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2018 ISA Annual Convention - Industrial Supply Association

Attendees

1,500

Exhibitors

210

Register

$950 - $3,700

Overview

Event Overview:

Join us for the ISA Convention, the must-attend event of the year for distributors, manufacturers/suppliers, industrial manufacturer representatives and service providers in the Maintenance, Repair, Operations and Production (MROP) Industry.

Held every year in the spring at a convenient location, the event typically attracts more than 2,000 attendees.

It's the industry's most anticipated annual gathering and the most cost-effective way to network with your peers, meet new trading partners, preview products and hear presentations from dynamic speakers.

Exhibitor Information:

The ISA Annual Convention offers more opportunities than ever before for suppliers, master distributors and service providers to showcase their products and services. The first day will feature distributors, master distributors and service providers in th exhibit hall, while the second day will showcase manufacturers, master distributors and service providers.

Products on Exhibit

Abrasives

Brushes

Chemicals, coolants, aerosols, adhesives, sealants, lubricants

Contractors supplies

Cutting tools

Fasteners

Fluid power

Hand tools

Industrial pipe, valves & fittings

Industrial rubber products

Janitorial supplies & equipment

Machine tools & accessories

Maintenance equipment & supplies

Material handling equipment

Metal goods

Power tools

Power transmission equipment

Pumps

Quality control products

Safety products

Saw blades

Tapes

Tool & Die supplies

Welding equipment & supplies

Scaffolding and Ladders

Magnets and Magnetic Devices

Miscellaneous products

About ISA:

The Industrial Supply Association is the leading trade association for the maintenance, repair, operations and production (MROP) supply channel.

Agenda

Apr 14   

 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Convention Registration

Hilton – Lobby and Convention Center (two locations)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibitor Move-in (Manufacturers and Service Providers)

Convention Center – Hall A-D

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

New and Prospective Member Reception (by invitation)

Jump-start your convention experience. This reception is hosted by the ISA Board of Directors to welcome new and prospective members to help them get started on the right path.

Hilton – Key Ballroom Foyer

4:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Opening Session: Network, Innovate, Motivate!

John Harbaugh, Head Coach - Baltimore Football Team

Hear from one of the most successful professional coaches in the league.

Hilton – Key Ballroom

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Opening Kickoff Reception

Relax with friends and network peers while enjoying heavy hors d’ oeuvres and drinks.

Hilton – Key Ballroom Foyer

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Emerging Leaders Reception (part of Opening Kickoff Reception)

Stop by the Emerging Leaders bar and network with the next generation of industry leaders.

Hilton – Key Ballroom Foyer

Apr 15   

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Convention Registration

Hilton – Lobby and Convention Center (two locations)

8:00 am - 9:00 am

ISA 360 Sessions

15 minute conversations from leading innovators, creators and thought-leaders.

DISRUPTION - Rob Green, Director - Amazon Business
EXPLORATORY LEADERSHIP - Nate Garvis, Co-Founder, Studio/E
OPERATIONALIZING CHANGE - Tom Bouwer, Co-Founder/Partner, EOS Implementer, Profit Works

Convention Center – Rooms 307-310

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Professional Development Session 1

Explore, Don’t Expire

Nate Garvis, Co-Founder, Studio/E

A follow up to the ISA 360 discussion, the Explore, Don’t Expire Workshop will introduce participants to the method, skills and practices of effective Exploratory Leadership.

Convention Center – Rooms 307-310

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Professional Development Session 1

Get a Grip on Your Business: Are You Running Your Business or Is It Running You? 

Tom Bouwer, Co-Founder/Partner, EOS Implementer, Profit Works

EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) is a comprehensive business system with real, simple, practical tools. This presentation helps participants learn to implement a simple “way of operating” that helps leadership teams clarify, simplify and achieve their vision.

Convention Center – Rooms 307-310

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Professional Development Session 1

Differentiating Your Organization Through World-Class Sales Effectiveness

Anita Greenland, Vice President - Client Experience - The Brooks Group

Discuss the sales effectiveness steps and strategies top performing companies use to grow their businesses—and stand out in a crowded marketplace.

Convention Center – Rooms 307-310

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Professional Development Session 1

Benchmarking for Success: Change the way you assess performance

Scott Hackworth, Senior Vice President - Industry Insights

Hear preliminary results from ISA’s new Annual Performance Report (APR).  Scott will highlight and explain the metrics that are most closely aligned with distributors’ success, and he will give examples for how to apply the results to your own business.

Convention Center – Rooms 307-310

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Professional Development Session 2

Explore, Don’t Expire

Nate Garvis, Co-Founder, Studio/E

A follow up to the ISA 360 discussion, the Explore, Don’t Expire Workshop will introduce participants to the method, skills and practices of effective Exploratory Leadership.

Convention Center – Rooms 307-310

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Professional Development Session 2

Get a Grip on Your Business: Are You Running Your Business or Is It Running You? 

Tom Bouwer, Co-Founder/Partner, EOS Implementer, Profit Works

EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) is a comprehensive business system with real, simple, practical tools. This presentation helps participants learn to implement a simple “way of operating” that helps leadership teams clarify, simplify and achieve their vision.

Convention Center – Rooms 307-310

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Professional Development Session 2

Differentiating Your Organization Through World-Class Sales Effectiveness

Anita Greenland, Vice President - Client Experience - The Brooks Group

Discuss the sales effectiveness steps and strategies top performing companies use to grow their businesses—and stand out in a crowded marketplace.

Convention Center – Rooms 307-310

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Professional Development Session 2

Benchmarking for Success: Change the way you assess performance

Scott Hackworth, Senior Vice President - Industry Insights

Hear preliminary results from ISA’s new Annual Performance Report (APR).  Scott will highlight and explain the metrics that are most closely aligned with distributors’ success, and he will give examples for how to apply the results to your own business.

Convention Center – Rooms 307-310

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

Keep the conversation going over a buffet lunch with flexible seating arrangements to meet your needs.

Convention Center – Marketplace and Terrace

1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Distributor Booth Day

An unscheduled format for Distributors and IMRs to host meetings in their booths with Manufacturers and Service Providers.

Convention Center – Ballrooms 1-4

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

IMR Network Reception

Relax after a productive day of meetings with your IMR colleagues.

Convention Center – Ballroom Foyer

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

W.I.S.E. Network Reception (W.I.S.E. members and invitees only)

Reconnect with your W.I.S.E. colleagues for a relaxing networking experience.

Hilton – Ruth Meeting Room

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Family Business Network Reception (Leaders of Family Businesses Only)

Come join your family business colleagues at ISA’s newest network.

Hilton – Lobby Bar

6:30 pm - 

Open Night

Opportunity for companies to host their own dinners and receptions.

Apr 16   

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Final Exhibitor Move-in (Manufacturers and Service Providers)

Convention Center – Hall A-D

7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Convention Registration

Hilton – Lobby and Convention Center (two locations)

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Manufacturer Booth Day

A scheduled format for Manufacturers and Service Providers to host meetings in their booths with Distributors and IMRs.

Convention Center – Hall A-D

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

Keep doing business over a buffet lunch with flexible seating arrangements to meet your needs.

Convention Center – Marketplace and Terrace

3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Exhibitor Move-out (Manufacturers and Service Providers)

Move out at your own convenience so that you can enjoy the closing keynote and reception.

Convention Center – Hall A-D

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Keynote

A Bend in the Road

Alan Beaulieu, President - ITR Economics

Review of short term and long term economic forecasts (U.S and Global)

How the forecasts will directly impact your business

Review of ITR Economics’ Management Objectives and how these directly relate to the Industrial MROP Channel.

Identification of business cycle phases and what this means for your company

Leading economic indicators of utmost importance to watch

Economic insight on inflation, interest rates and taxes

Time sensitive current events of public concern and impact on audiences businesses and how to move forward

Hilton – Key Ballroom

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Closing Networking Reception

Raise a glass to a successful convention experience with your friends and network peers.

Hilton – Key Ballroom Foyer

6:00 pm - 

Open Night

Opportunity for companies to host their own dinners and receptions.

Keynote Speakers

Alan Beaulieu

President, ITR Economics

Alan has been providing workshops and economic analysis seminars in countries across the world to literally thousands of business owners and executives for the last 25 years. He is considered one of the country’s most informed economists.

He is co-author of Prosperity in the Age of Decline, a powerful look at how to make the most of the US and global trends over the next 20 years. Alan also coauthored Make Your Move, a practical and insightful guide on increasing profits through business cycle changes, and noted by one reviewer as “simple, yet awesome.”

It has been remarked that Alan’s “insight into our business, a track record of accurate forecasting, and unparalleled knowledge of global markets has earned him the respect and appreciation of key business leaders in our industry.”

Pronouncements from ITR Economics™ and/or Alan have appeared in/on: the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Knight Ridder News Services, Business Week, Associated Press, The Washington Times, CBS Radio, CNN Radio, Sirius talk radio, KABC, NPR affiliate WLRN and numerous other outlets.

About Alan’s Session:

A Bend in the Road

  • Review of short term and long term economic forecasts (U.S and Global)
  • How the forecasts will directly impact your business
  • Review of ITR Economics’ Management Objectives and how these directly relate to the Industrial MROP Channel.
  • Identification of business cycle phases and what this means for your company
  • Leading economic indicators of utmost importance to watch
  • Economic insight on inflation, interest rates and taxes
  • Time sensitive current events of public concern and impact on audiences businesses and how to move forward

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