Only at the AVDA 2014 Annual Conference can
you find everything you are looking for. Targeted learning from our
thought provoking speakers and timely educational sessions will help you
transform your innovative ideas into real time business solutions.
AVDA’s leading distributor and manufacturer members will develop new
connections and partnership opportunities after participating in the
networking sessions that abound at the AVDA Annual Conference. Be ready
to take home knowledge that will stay with you long after the meeting at
the AAA Rated Five Diamond Fairmont Scottsdale Princess & Resort this
Click here to book your hotel room online.
Click here for schedule.
AVDA CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Creating a Culture of
The Leader's Role
We all know that customer service
initiatives come and go, usually beginning with a lot of fanfare and
ending with a quiet departure. With each occurrence of this pattern, an
organization's employees become more and more skeptical about subsequent
service initiatives. When employees don't see intense leadership
commitment beyond the program's rollout, they quickly understand that
the initiative is another program of the month. The general feeling
becomes; "wait it out, this too shall pass."
for the AVDA 2014 Annual Conference
AVDA is currently offering five different
level sponsorships for the Annual Conference ranging from $1,500 to
Click here for details on these sponsor opportunities.
NEW for 2014 – Additional Sponsor Opportunities
These three new sponsor opportunities can be in addition to a “star”
level sponsor above or alone. There is limited availability, please
contact Heather at AVDA Headquarters if you are interested.
Hotel Key Card Sponsor – SOLD OUT
Promotional Giveaway - $3,000 add on or $5,000 alone
Refreshment Break - $1,500 add on or $2,500 alone
Click here for a full description of the Additional Sponsor
AVDA NAVC Reception Sunday,
January 19, 2014
Join AVDA for the 2nd Annual “The Gathering”
reception at NAVC. Special thanks to our co-sponsors; Animalytix, and KC
Sunday January 19, 2014 from 5:00-6:30pm at Gaylord Palms
Keep an eye on your mailbox for your invitation!
Click here for the invitation.
University of Industrial
Once again AVDA is proud to co-sponsor the
University of Industrial Distribution (UID) in 2014. Since 1994 the UID
has offered the very best value for professional continuing education
for the wholesale/distribution industry. This year's program will be
held March 9-12, 2014 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis Hotel.
Click here for more information and to register.
Click here for the UID brochure.
Save the Date for the
2015 AVDA Annual Conference
AVDA 2015 Annual Conference will be held
April 26 – 28, 2015 at the AAA Four Diamond Property, Charleston Place.
This property has been named to CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S GOLD LIST as
“World’s Best Places to Stay” for the past 10 years from 2003-2013. AVDA
has secured a room rate of $289 per night for conference attendees.
AVDA Headquarters Has
Please make sure to update your records.
3465 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive
Abingdon, Maryland 21009
(email and phone has remained the same)
PARTNERS FOR HEALTHY
Partners for Healthy Pets
Member Update Fall 2013
More than 100 Members Strong!
We continue to experience great support.
From a steering committee of six organizations formed just three years
ago, Partners for Healthy Pets now boasts more than 106 members
including local, regional, provincial, international and state VMAs,
other non-profit associations, Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and
veterinary trade media. Together, we continue to advance the Partners
for Healthy Pets cause – educating pet owners on the importance of
More than 3,500 Veterinary Practices
Having largely achieved the goal of gaining
wide support among professional organizations and the animal health
industry, our attention in July turned to engaging companion animal
practices in the campaign. The Practice Enrollment Program launched at
about the time of the AVMA Convention, with recruitment efforts
spearheaded by the sales representatives of our member companies. AVMA,
AAHA, and NAVTA recently encouraged enrollments among their memberships
as well, and as of early November, over 3,500 practices had formally
All enrolled practices receive a monthly
e-newsletter, along with various campaign creative elements that
practices can use in their own pet owner materials. Campaign elements
distributed to date include press releases and digital banner ads that
practices can add to their own websites. Future issues will include
content for practice newsletters and blogs for websites. The
e-newsletters also provide practices with information about where print
and digital ads are appearing, as well as easy access to stories form
colleagues detailing their successful use of tools from the Partners web
site. By using these materials, practices reach their inactive clients
and demonstrate their commitment to the importance of at least annual
Click here for the Full Member Update.