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NAHAD's University of Industrial Distribution (UID), a renowned educational program focused on serving the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry, announced today that it has officially changed its name to the University of Innovative Distribution (UID). Founded in 1994 by NAHAD and six other distribution associations, UID is now sponsored and managed by thirty five leading industry trade associations and has served over 9,000 attendees in its 21 year history.
Members of NAHAD’s Hose Safety Institute Standards Committee met on August 20 – 21 in Annapolis, MD to review the Institute’s key projects and initiatives, and to craft recommendations for presentation to the association’s mid-year Board of Directors meeting in September.
In addition to finalizing the five new exams for the recently updated Hose Assembly Fabrication Guides (set to roll out this fall) the committee also addressed a number of other key issues.
It’s official! After counting all the pre-registered and on-site registrations, NAHAD achieved a record attendance of 1,048 at its 30th Annual Convention at the J W Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, AZ. The association also sold out all of the available booth space (160) in the Showcase of Hose Solutions and welcomed a record 147 first-time attendees from around the world.
In attendance were 287 distributor members representing 130 distribution companies and 424 manufacturer members representing 118 manufacturing companies, with an additionally 20 companies in the Associate category and 16 companies in the Affiliate category. NAHAD Value Partners, members of the Hose Safety Institute Advisory Council, trade press, spouses and 13 children (future NAHAD member company employees!) rounded out the attendance figure.
To enhance the members' experience at this year's event, NAHAD introduced its first Convention Mobile App. 303 attendees downloaded the app, sending out 2,341 messages during the convention.
This testimonial was posted from a NAHAD Distributor member on the NAHAD Annual Convention online evaluation: “If you attend the meetings and the Tradeshow you are guaranteed a good ROI of time and expense” .
And from another attendee: “The annual NAHAD convention gets better every year. The value our business receives pays for the expense many times over.”
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