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UID

A Sold-Out UID in 2015!

NAHAD's University of Innovative Distribution - UID - (formerly University of Industrial Distribution) offers an annual, intensive four-day educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. Students select their own half or full-day courses each day, with classes focused on distribution management, territory sales, marketing, negotiation skills, inventory management, sales management, human resources, leadership, information technologies and many more.

Since 1994, UID has been known worldwide for excellence in education. Over 10,000 distribution and manufacturing professionals from around the globe have attended this program.

UID is offered each March and is sponsored by NAHAD and 35 other leading industry associations, in cooperation with Purdue University's Department of Innovative Technology. Working together, these groups take great pride in providing a superior learning experience.

The 2015 University of Innovative Distribution was held March 8-11 at the beautiful JW Marriott Indianapolis. For the second year in a row, UID saw record-breaking attendance, with 579 attendees participating.

78%
  First Time Attendees
53%
  Under Age 40
13%
  International Audience, representing Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Mexico and Canada

This year, UID increased the tracks offered each day to 7, allowing for new instructors and fresh topics to be introduced. The program is continually evolving to present topical information that is of high relevance to the distribution industry. 

Save the Date for next year’s UID program, scheduled for March 6-9, 2016 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. Registration will open in the fall of 2015.