EDS 2014 is returning to The Cosmopolitan and promises to be the most electrifying show of the year. With its pulse-pounding energy and innovative atmosphere, it’s the perfect backdrop for energizing your business and connecting with the industry’s biggest players. From spacious conference rooms featuring state-of-the-art technology to streamlined suites designed specifically for conducting business, you’ll have everything you need to make an impression right at your fingertips.
EDS is the premier annual event for the main players in the international electronics industry.
Every year, the manufacturers of electronic components, instruments and accessories, as well as distributors and manufacturer's representatives, come together to meet, make contacts and build their businesses. Suppliers of industry goods and services also are on hand to market their products.
The emphasis at EDS is on forging and maintaining business relationships through scheduled, one-on-one meetings, but the event is also filled with important product exhibits educational, educational programs and networking opportunities.
EDS is an combined effort and strongly supported by the industry's top member organizations — the Electronic Components Industry Association and the Electronics Representatives Association International.
Attendance at EDS is typically about 5000 individuals, divided relatively equally among manufacturers' suppliers, distributor, and manufacturers' representative personnel. EDS has superb market penetration, attracting some 80% each year of the target audience of companies who distribute electronic components. Electronic distribution is a compact industry, so that computes to about 1200 distributor attendees from 500 companies. When you divide that number among 400 manufacturers, participating in meetings that often run half an hour or longer, you understand why it's so important for manufacturers' suppliers to take aggressive action to be sure to attract the distributors they want to see.
What kinds of products do distributors look for at EDS?
Where the Electronics Industry Connects is operated not-for-profit under the sponsorship of the three electronic industry trade associations most concerned with distribution, ECA, ERA, and NEDA. (Originally organized by manufacturer groups in 1937, the distributor association joined in a year or so later, and the Electronics Representatives Association became an equal partner in the early 1970's.)