October 2017 

Calendar of Events

October 31 - November 2, 2017

The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession

October Training Camp

Dayton, OH

November 27-30, 2017

AEA Winter Meeting

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Tucson, AZ

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AEA - The Association Education Alliance, LLC

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 Innovative 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.

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AEA Member Events

October 22-24, 2017

Loews O'Hare

ECIA Annual Conference

Chicago, IL

November 14-16, 2017

The Broadmoor

NBMDA/NAFCD Annual Conference

Colorado Springs, CO

November 27-30, 2017

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

AEA Winter Meeting

Tucson, AZ

April 28 - May 2, 2018

JW Marriott Marco Island

NAHAD 34th Annual Convention

Marco Island, Florida

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