EDS is a leadership summit.
It is an important gathering of the movers, shakers and brightest minds that electronic component manufacturers, distributors and representatives have to offer.
In an energized, progressive atmosphere, top decision makers come together to build business. It’s a forum to plan, discuss new opportunities, and reset goals.
The core of EDS is valuable idea exchange. It happens through high-level strategic meetings, event functions and informal gatherings. Business relationships are rekindled and new ones formed.
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