AVDA is pleased to announce the draft
schedule and speakers for the 2015 Annual Conference to be held at the
Belmond Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston SC, April 26-28, 2015.
Click here for the 2015 Annual Conference Draft Schedule. Several
changes have been made to the 2015 schedule due to the city location of
this year’s event. The Annual Scramble Golf Tournament has been moved to
Monday afternoon to allow for travel to the Wild Dunes Links Course,
approximately 30 minutes from the hotel. This Tom Fazio designed course
has been consistently ranked in the top twenty-five courses in the
United States since its inception in 1977. The Annual Meeting and Lunch
have been moved to Tuesday afternoon and the AVDA No-Tie lounge will be
held at the beautiful and historic Boone Hall Plantation on Tuesday
Confirmed speakers include
Alan Beaulieu and
Steve Gilliland. Details about the speaker topics and presentations
will be sent out later this year and will be posted on the AVDA website.
The promotional brochure for the event will be mailed to members in
Sponsorship Solicitations Have Been Sent!
Sponsor solicitations will be mailed to
members this week. Sponsor opportunities include Platinum ($20,000 -
chance to sponsor one of the general session speakers), Grand ($15,000-
chance to sponsor Tuesday lunch) and One Star through Five Star ($1,500
– 10,000). Additionally, we are once again offering additional sponsor
opportunities for members including hotel key card, promotional item
giveaways and break sponsors. Sponsors that confirm their Platinum and
Grand Sponsorship by December 1, 2014 will have their sponsorship
featured in the promotional brochure.
Click here to view the sponsorship opportunities.
Be sure to save the date for the AVDA
2015 Annual Conference, April 26-28, 2015
Belmond Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina
University of Innovative
Distribution Registration Now Open
AVDA is one again co-sponsoring the
University of Innovative Distribution (UID) March 8-11, 2015.
The newly named University of Innovative
Distribution is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique
needs of the wholesale distribution industry. 2015 marks the 22nd year
that UID has been serving the supply chain. Known worldwide for
excellence in education, UID is sponsored by the leading distribution
professional associations, in cooperation with the Department of
Technology Leadership and Innovation of Purdue University.
Click here for the promotional brochure
Click here to register
AVDA ITR Advisor
AVDA has partnered with ITR Economics to
provide the monthly ITR Advisor, a 4-page snapshot of the current
economy, using leading indicators to tell subscribers where the economy
is headed and what actions to take now. Written in a conversational
tone, not heavy economic-speak, the ITR Advisor is a simple, quick,
timely, and affordable way to stay informed about the state of the
economy, with useful guidance and clear action points. This is another
member benefit that we have been providing to our members since April
2014. The newsletter is distributed on or about the 21st of each month.
If you are not yet receiving the newsletter, please let Casey Joseph
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can reach her at
AVDA Co-Sponsors 3rd Annual
"The Gathering" Reception at NAVC
Join AVDA for the 3rd Annual “The Gathering”
reception at NAVC. Special thanks to our co-sponsors Animalytix and KC
Sunday January 18, 2015 from 5:00-6:30pm
at Gaylord Palms
Keep an eye on your mailbox for your
invitation in December!
Legal Advisory -
Click here to read the latest
legal advisory from AVDA's Legal Counsel, Neil
Kuenn of Keeley, Kuenn & Reid.
AVDA Welcomes New Members
Medmarc Insurance is based in Chantilly, VA. Their principal contact is
George Ayd who is the Assistant Vice President. Medmarc was created by
35 manufacturers and distributors of medical technology in 1979. Since
then they have gone on to defend and manage risk for several hundred
manufacturers and distributors of animal medical technology.
Stone Manufacturing and Supply is based in Kansas City, MO. Their
principal contact is Woody Sherwood who is the President. The products
they manufacture are animal identification, handling equipment,
veterinary instruments and rabies tags.
14280 Park Meadow Drive, Suite 300
Chantilly, VA 20151
Primary Contact: George Ayd
Stone Manufacturing and Supply
1212 Kansas Ave
Kansas City, MO 64127
Primary Contact: Woody Sherwood