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EVENT INFO

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email the NAED conference team for any event communication, cancellation or questions. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Early Bird:  Friday, April 6

 

REGISTRATION

  • Registration will not be processed until payment is received.
  • Guest registration is complimentary-A guest is a spouse/significant other, friend, or an adult child (18 & over) who is not in an industry-related occupation. Co-workers or associates in the industry may not use the guest registration category.
  • Substitutions received in writing will be accepted at any time. Send changes to nationalreg@naed.org.

HOUSING

  • Do you still need to book housing? Click here to start the process.
  • Requests for housing must accompany conference registration and payment. The hotel will not accept reservations directly at the conference rate.
  • Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.
  • The hotel rate is $275 per night plus state and local taxes, currently 17.4%.
  • Rooms will be assigned on a first come-first served basis. Rooms reserved by NAED on or before May 19, 2018, are very limited.
  • The cut-off for hotel reservations is April 13, 2018, however rooms may run out prior to this date.
  • Use the web link provided in your hotel confirmation to make changes online.


CANCELLATION POLICY

Event Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing at NAED prior to the conference, will be charged a processing fee of $100 per registrant cancelled. NO SHOWS (registrants who do not attend the conference and have not cancelled) will not receive a refund. Email cancellations to nationalreg@naed.org.
Registration Transfer Policy: In compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards, to help alleviate security breaches and protect your credit card data, we cannot transfer funds from one conference to another. If you cannot attend a conference that you have registered for, please cancel in writing to NAED Conference Dept. as soon as possible. You will receive a refund minus a $100 processing fee.
Housing Cancellation Policy:
  • Up to 30 days prior to arrival: No cancellation charge
  • From 29 days to 14 days prior to arrival: One (1) night room and tax
  • From 13 days to 0 days prior to arrival: Two (2) nights room and tax
  • If you fail to cancel you will be charged two (2) nights room and tax

 

 

 

Strategic booth SESSIONS

NEW BOOTH FORMAT

Booth space will be available during the entire conference. Since there will be no 30-minute timed appointments, you can set appointments for any length of time. Manufacturers and Affiliate members may purchase booth space as usual and set appointments with distributors. Distributors may also contact manufacturers and affiliates to set up appointments. NAED encourages all manufacturer and affiliate companies to take a booth in the designated NAED booth space. To maximize the benefits, the individual requesting the appointment should advise the other participants of the meeting's purpose and come prepared.  Suppliers will be assigned a booth only if the booth purchase form is submitted to NAED by April 13, 2018.

 

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sPEAKERS

Keynote Speaker

Linda Bernardi
Former Chief Innovation Officer for IoT & Cloud at IBM, author of "The Inversion Factor"

With a passion for innovation and leadership, Bernardi possesses a unique vision and a fierce commitment to promoting innovative, disruptive ideas and technologies. In her book, "The Inversion Factor," she discusses the new paradigm of a needs-first versus product-first mindset and the introduction of new offerings to the market based on and defined by customer needs. 

 

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TRAVEL

Hyatt Regency Chicago

151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Hotel & Guest Room Features

  • This hotel has a smoke-free policy
  • Four distinctive restaurants and lounges
  • Complimentary 24-hour fitness center
  • Full-service Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Complimentary guest room internet for NAED attendees
  • In-room safe, coffee maker with complimentary coffee
  • Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Check-out time is noon

Getting There

The Hyatt Regency Chicago is located approximately 18 miles from O'Hare International Airport (ORD), 12 miles from Midway Airport (MDW).

Go Airport Express shared-ride shuttle service is available from each airport. The cost is approximately $34 from O'Hare and $30 from MidwayFor more information, schedules or reservations go their website.

Taxi service from either airport will run approximately $36 to $50.

Parking

Valet parking is $69/day maximum with unlimited in and out privileges.

Weather

Temperatures in Chicago during May range from 70° for a high and 50° for a low.

Attire

Recommended attire for all NAED events is business casual.

 

 

 

APPOINTMENTS

NAED conferences are the perfect way to network with your colleagues and connect with your suppliers. The information and downloads on this page are provided so you can make the most of your conference experience.

 

 

SPONSORS

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SPONSOR THE NATIONAL MEETING

SPONSORSHIPS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT THE NATIONAL MEETING!

Stand out from the competition by sponsoring this industry event, your company will gain visibility in front of the most prominent distributor leaders nationwide. Contact sponsorship@naed.org to reserve a sponsorship or download the Sponsorship Form.