- President's Welcome
- Convention Schedule
- Program Highlights
- Speakers & Presentations
- Convention Registration
- Purdue Certificate
- Showcase Exhibits
- Company Business Meetings
- Tours & Spouse Events
- Hotel, Travel & Logistics Info
- Previous Convention
Education & Events
- TeleCONNECT Webinars
- University of Innovative Distribution
- Annual Convention
- Industrial Careers Pathway
- Export Resources
- Seminars, Webinars & Training
- Purdue University Certificate of Innovative Distribution
- Manufacturers Council
August 9-11, 2016
The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession
September 24, 2016
JW Marriott Hill Country Resort
San Antonio, TX
April 2-6, 2017
JW Marriott Hill Country Resort
San Antonio, TX
2016 convention Registration
Please see below for the rules and timelines regarding NAHAD Annual Convention registration.
Note: An individual's Convention registration is required to be submitted prior to registering your company for a Showcase Exhibit booth.
Delegate registration forms received by February 19, 2016 will be included in the official convention program, and will qualify for the $675 early registration fee. For Distributor delegates - from each Distributor Company registering before February 19, 2016, pay just $595 for your company’s third and any subsequent attendee – a savings of $80 per additional registration. The $725 regular registration fee will apply to all delegate registrations received between February 19 and March 21, 2016. Delegate registrations received after March 21, 2016 will pay the $795 Late delegate registration fee.
Early Registration Discount Deadline: February 19, 2016
Register by February 19, 2016 to take advantage of the discounted registration fee, and to guarantee your company’s listing in the Official Convention program and the Preliminary Registration Roster, which will be available on the web and updated every Wednesday evening beginning on March 2, 2016.
Mail-In Registration Deadline: March 21, 2016
After this date, register online or fax your registration form to NAHAD at (410) 263-1659 and pay the Late Registration Fee of $795.00. Mail all Meeting Registrations and payment (not Hotel reservations) to: NAHAD, 105 Eastern Avenue, Suite 104, Annapolis, MD 21403-3300. Make all checks payable to NAHAD.
Registration and Cancellation Policies
In order to obtain a refund for convention registration fees or golf, written notice of cancellation is required, to be received at the NAHAD office, by the dates noted below:
- By February 19, 2016 – for Full Refund
- By March 21, 2016 – for 50% Refund
- After March 21, 2016 – No Refund
Tour Cancellation Policy
All tours are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollments are not met. Registrants will receive notification, if possible, and full refund if tour is cancelled by NAHAD. Refunds will be issued by May 20, 2016.
If a member wishes to cancel a tour registration, written notification must be received by the NAHAD office no later than February 19, 2016. No tour refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received after March 21, 2016.
Spouse Registration Fee
NAHAD’s Spouse Registration Fee is designed to be an economical way for your spouse or companion who is over the age of 18 to attend all of the convention activities. Registered spouses are welcome and encouraged to participate in NAHAD activities. Historically, we have found that registered spouses have derived more enjoyment and received more value in the form of a sense of full participation, life-long friendships, and support of the NAHAD delegate. The spouse fee is carefully calculated to cover the direct costs of spouse meals and spouse materials. In addition to the annual Spouse Event spouses are welcome to attend, with their delegate any of the General Session presentations that they find to be of interest. This fee is also appropriate for guests/ companions of the registered delegate.
Who does NAHAD consider a companion? This might be a close friend, your mother-in-law or adult child who is traveling with you to Colorado. In order to attend NAHAD functions, a spouse, guest or companion must be registered and must pay the spouse registration fee to receive a badge and gain admission to NAHAD food functions and to participate in tours and events.
Children (under Age 18)
There is no charge for registered children in attendance at the meeting. Please indicate the names and ages of your children on the Registration Form on page 11 and include your home address. Children may not attend business sessions or any convention food functions. There will be a special Children’s Party and Dinner on Saturday, April 30 (fee charged). See page 12 for more information. Children over the age of 18 are welcome to attend the Opening Dinner on Saturday evening, but they must register as a Spouse/Companion and pay the fee.
NAHAD Partner Registration
This new category is designed to cover NAHAD Value Partners, members of the Trade Press and invited Industry Guests such as members of the Hose Safety Institute Advisory Council or Industry Officials. To register as a NAHAD partner please contact - firstname.lastname@example.org
Admittance to convention activities will be by badge. Non-registered attendees, guests or spouses will not receive a badge. Optional tours and recreational activities are only open to registered attendees.
The NAHAD Annual Convention is open to members of NAHAD only. If you are not a member and wish to attend, please visit our Join page.