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Join with more than 900 industry professionals from around the world for NAHAD's 33rd Annual Meeting and Convention at the spectacular J W Marriott Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, TX. Engaging educational sessions, exceptional networking events, and the powerful Showcase of Hose Solutions will provide invaluable business opportunities for you and your team.
NAHAD's University of Innovative Distribution - UID 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 39 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.
This week's Economic Report and the latest Global Manufacturing Update, provided by the National Association of Manufacturers are available below:
This month’s NAHAD Industry Trends Survey Report suggests industrial activity may have finally found bottom as inventory destocking now appears to be firmly behind us. A net 22% of sources reported inventories were “too high” in November. This is the best reading since October 2014; the fourth consecutive month of improved readings and the third straight month below the long run average of 34%. Activity appears to have shifted modestly higher following the recent U.S. election.
Sales improved to up 1% in November following a decline of 3% in October. This marks the first month of non- negative sales growth in 20 months. Nearly 30% of distributors raised their full year outlook for 2017. This took the average outlook to up 4-5% from up 3% previously.
While we remain cautious regarding the pace of recovery, given risks from aerospace, auto and other consumer facing verticals, we can’t completely ignore the more optimistic tone and 2017 outlook as presented in the latest survey results.
We reached our goal...and more!
The members of NAHAD banded together in the fight to provide clean, safe drinking water to people in need all around the world. Together we've raised over $12,500 to help bring an end to the water crisis. But we can still do more.
Working with charity: water, a nonprofit organization that brings clean water to millions worldwide, NAHAD has committed to sponsoring a water project in a developing country. Join with us today and help us reach our goal and more.
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February 28 - March 2, 2017
Don Buttrey - Coach & Trainer
March 5-8, 2017
JW Marriott Indianapolis
April 2-6, 2017
JW Marriott Hill Country Resort
San Antonio, TX