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NETWORKING EXCELLENCE. INDUSTRY TRENDS. UNITY IN ACTION.

WHERE BUSINESS THRIVES

ISA24 is the epicenter of industrial supply. As the pinnacle networking event, it propels business forward, sparks ideas, and cements relationships. This year’s agenda dives into the realms of artificial intelligence, future sales trends, and culture—charting the course for collective company success.

In the signature spirit of ISA, we’re elevating networking to unprecedented levels with inventive and lively engagement activities. Here you’ll build relationships, strengthen existing bonds, and mingle with industry elites, while experiencing networking excellence that goes the extra mile.

ISA24 Agenda

Monday, April 15, 2024

7:00AM–3:30PM ET

Charity Golf Outing at Ballantyne Country Club

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8:00AM–3:30PM ET

Profitability Boost: Strategies for Distributor-Supplier Success
(Pre-con Workshop)

-Jay Johnson, Senior Lecturer, Texas A&M University

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8:00AM–2:30PM ET

Aligning Manufacturers & Distributors: Bridging the Gap between Mars and Venus

-Senthil Gunasekaran, D. Eng., Co-Founder & Managing Director, ACTvantage
-Pradip Krishnadevarajan, Ph.D., Co-Founder, ACTvantage

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8:00AM–3:30PM ET

Fostering Success: Cultivating a High-Performance Culture for Exceptional Results
(Pre-con Workshop)

-Chris Weiler, Executive Chairman, Weiler Abrasives Group
-Steve Panowyk, Co-Founder of X3 Performance Partners Culture

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5:30PM–6:00PM ET

Annual Partners Toast

By invitation only.

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6:00PM–9:00PM ET

Opening Party at NASCAR Hall of Fame

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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6:00AM–7:00AM ET

Charity 5K Fun Run/Walk

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8:00AM–10:00AM ET

OPENING KEYNOTE: Inside the Winning Locker Room: Building High-Performing Teams and Fostering Teamwork for Success

-Jim Craig, 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Gold Medalist

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10:00AM–4:00PM ET

Exhibit Hall Open

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12:00PM–1:30PM ET

Interactive Networking Lunch

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4:00PM–5:30PM ET

GENERAL SESSION: 2024–2025: A Changing Landscape

-Alan Beaulieu, Economic Intelligence Expert & President of ITR Economics

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5:30PM–7:00PM ET

Toss & Toast: Happy Hour + Cornhole Tournament

Hosted by ISA IMRs

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6:00PM–7:00PM ET

Empower Hour: Women in Industry Cocktail Hour

Hosted by ISA's Women in Industry Network

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7:00PM–8:30PM ET

Emerging Leaders After-Dinner Meet Up

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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7:30AM–8:30AM ET

MDM Shift: Sales Transformation for Channel 2.0

-Tom Gale, CEO at Modern Distribution Management (MDM)
-Mike Marks, Founding Partner at Indian River Consulting Group

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7:30AM–8:30AM ET

Applied AI Today: A Recap of AI Innovations for the Industrial Channel

-Jonathan Bein, Managing Partner, Distribution Strategy Group

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7:30AM–8:30AM ET

Elevate Your Forecasting Game: Navigating Business Cycles with ISA’s Top Line Pulse

-Bill Henricks, Chief Operating Officer, DoALL
-Keith Mudge, Vice President of Sales (Americas), Kennametal
-Jon-Michael Raymond, Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, FyterTech Nonwovens

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8:30AM–8:45AM ET

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8:45AM–9:45AM ET

MDM Shift: Building a Strong Culture for Channel Success

-Tracie Sponenberg, Chief People Officer, The Granite Group
-Sonia Timmons, Senior VP of Finance, Vallen
-Chris Weiler, Executive Chairman, Weiler Abrasives Group
-John Wiborg, CEO & President of Stellar Industrial Supply

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8:45AM–9:45AM ET

Navigating AI in the Industrial Channel: Solutions, Challenges, and Future Insights

-Jonathan Bein, Managing Partner, Distribution Strategy Group
-Benj Cohen, CEO, Proton.Ai
-Paul Noble, Founder, Verusen
-Alex Wicpalek, CEO, Continuum AI

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8:45AM–9:45AM ET

What it Takes to Attract Next-Generation Talent: Employer Branding, Social Recruiting & Candidate Experience

-Dr. Bharani Nagarathnam, Associate Professor & Associate Director of Graduate Program, Texas A&M University

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9:45AM–10:00AM ET

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10:00AM–3:00PM ET

Exhibit Hall Open

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12:00PM–1:30PM ET

Legislative Luncheon featuring the National Association of Wholesale Distributors (NAW)

-Brian Wild, Chief Government Relations Officer, NAW
-Dan Schuberth, Chief Revenue Officer, NAW

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2:30PM–3:00PM ET

Cheers & Closures: Convention Reflections, Auction Awards & Beers on Wheels

-Brendan Breen, CEO, ISA
-Joyce Lansdale, Vice President of Sales – Industrial, Vallen USA

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Meet our Sponsors

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See you in Charlotte, NC!

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