2018 Equity Plumbing Annual Meeting: October 29th - 31st at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.
Member registration for the 2018 meeting in Chicago, IL at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare will open on TBD. All Members, Suppliers and Service Providers will receive a detailed email with instructions on how to register for our meeting, secure your discounted hotel room, and select your on-on-one appointments.
Plan to arrive Tuesday morning/afternoon October 29th to attend a Welcome Reception and plan to depart after 1:00 PM on October 31st to insure your ability to attend all scheduled supplier meetings. Click here for a preliminary schedule. The meeting concludes at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 31st.
The cornerstone value of our meeting is to provide Members and Suppliers with networking opportunities. Please review the following meeting highlights and comments from past attendees:
Member Networking Meetings: Members of similar business mix and size met in a private room to share ideas, best practices and build lasting relationships:
- "Always insightful and so valuable to meet with old friends and discuss common issues."
- "We always enjoy this portion of the conference. In my opinion one of the most valuable ways to spend our time by exchanging ideas and best practices with other members that face the same challenges and opportunities as our company."
- "Every year the networking meeting is one I look forward to. It is always nice to catch up with the same people and discuss different business topics with them. I always gain a different outlook or viewpoint on situations after the meeting."
- "Networking with fellow members is the most important and informative aspect of the entire event. The group that we are part of has always worked well together."
Member / Supplier One-On-One Meetings: Prescheduled meetings provided an opportunity to establish or enhance relationships with key Supplier executives, discuss new business opportunities or review open issues.
- "It's great to meet with our suppliers to reach solution on current issues and to learn about new products."
- "Great opportunity to develop relationships, review programs and pricing and learn what is on the horizon"
- "Meeting top executives and having their undivided attention is so valuable and is often difficult to find in the course of a normal workday."
- "OMG Amazing! I met so many good people and made valuable contacts with our key suppliers. Really good to put names to face and companies."
Show Specials: Over 80 Suppliers offered Show Special promotions that included extra discounts and/or extended dating terms.
- "The Show Specials are hands down amazing. It for sure made the trip even more worth it. I have already sent in over 25 purchase orders."
- "I love the once a year opportunity to make some additional margin. It gives us items to promote on our quarterly flyers."
- "I placed over $400,000 in Show Special orders and saved about $25,000. I also have received tremendous response from the One-On-One Meetings with manufactures, which will lead to even greater savings."
Please mark your calendar and save the date. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!