Calendar of Events

July 1 - October 31, 2014

Marketing Webinar with Alex Goldfayn


November 11-13, 2014

Four Pillars of the Sales Profession- November 2014


Dayton, OH

December 3-5, 2014

AEA December Meeting

Phoenix, AZ

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AEA - The Association Education Alliance, LLC

was formed in 1991 by five wholesale-distributor trade associations; PTDA, AHTD, EASA, FPDA and NAHAD. Currently, AEA represents 43 trade associations, as noted in the box to the right. AEA executives meet biannually to develop programs that deliver value to its members.

Value Proposition:

The Vision of The Association Education Alliance is to identify, evaluate and develop educational products and programs for use by member associations as well as to facilitate networking and idea sharing among AEA members.


  • To develop affordable educational products and programs for use by its member associations.
  • To share information, content and ideas among AEA members.
  • Facilitate ongoing communication among AEA members.


AEA develops, with the support of Purdue University, and delivers the University of Industrial Distribution (UID), a powerful four-day educational experience offered each March for member Distributors and Manufacturers.

Since 1994, UID has provided exceptional education, at the most reasonable cost, to over 7,000 industry professionals throughout the world. More details available here.

AEA members also develop, or co-produce, a variety of educational programs and services for the mutual benefit of their member companies throughout the year. These may include seminars, webinars, conferences and publications.

AEA Members

AEA Member Events

September 13-16, 2014


2014 FISA Annual Conference- Focused on the Future

Newport, RI

September 14-16, 2014


Purchasing Optimization Conference

Newport, RI

September 14-17, 2014


Joint Industry Summit

Marriott Sawgrass Resort, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

September 25-27, 2014


Rising to the TOP! - Annual Convention & Expo

Seattle, WA

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