Posted February 7, 2023

ISA April convention emphasizes networking opportunities

The Industrial Supply Association (ISA) will host ISA23 industrial supply convention April 17–19 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown and Phoenix Convention Center.

ISA23 provides opportunity for companies within the industrial supply channel – including distributors, manufacturers, industrial manufacturers’ representatives (IMRs), and service providers – to network, build relationships with their peers, and expand new contacts.

ISA says this year’s event is all about networking and helping attendees make valuable connections through a mix of different experiences. ISA23 will feature a charity golf outing on the championship golf course where participants will enjoy six+ hours of networking. A charity 5K Fun Run/Walk kicks off Day 2 and is another opportunity for attendees to connect on a different level. Added to that, the event will include a new Networking Lunch, a top-of-the-line appointment scheduling tool, four networking receptions, two exhibiting days, and a next-level Networking Lounge complete with a golf simulator and putting greens.

“We’ve been hard at work listening to what member companies are asking for and created new networking experiences that match those needs at ISA23," said Brendan Breen, ISA president. "We’ve gotten very intentional about how people network, understanding that it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach. ISA has revamped the format of its convention to answer the call of what people are wanting, which is Networking, Networking, and more Networking! We’re really excited about what we have to offer this year and the feedback has been incredible.”

The convention also features a lineup of speakers, including basketball legend Bill Walton, who will open the event with a headline keynote. Alan Beaulieu, chief economist and president of ITR Economics, will close out the event with an insightful, can’t-miss keynote designed to help attendees navigate the coming year. Attendees will also benefit from staying on top of the latest industry trends and best practices during, as well as connecting with the right people to do business.

On the first day of the convention, ISA23 will host two long-form, interactive pre-conference workshops led by Texas A&M professors around two critical topics. The Industrial Sales & Marketing workshop is designed to teach participants how to stay competitive in the evolving world of industrial sales and marketing and bring more value to customers. The Next-Gen Talent Acquisition workshop will help companies to engage, retain and develop top, next-gen talent – a timely and critical topic given the current labor crisis.

At ISA23, attendees will find a wide range of decision-makers, including C-suite, E-suite, other leadership executives, sales & marketing teams, HR professionals, IT leaders, and more.