The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) is pleased to announce that registration for its annual University of Innovative Distribution (UID) event is now open. The event will take place March 8-11, 2020 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis, Ind.
UID is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution channel and developed in cooperation with the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation of Purdue University. This is NAFCD’s thirteenth year co-sponsoring the UID event with related distributor-based associations.
The event features some of the brightest minds in distribution management and strategy providing attendees with a deep dive into a variety of topics. During the 2020 event, 56 unique, half-day courses are featured over four days, allowing attendees to tailor their schedule to fit their personal interests and experience. Courses are grouped in one of six education tracks: Distribution Strategy, Leadership and Professional Development, Management, Marketing, Operations and Sales. In addition, instructors have assigned a Level of Complexity to their course: Foundational, Intermediate or Advanced.
The event traditionally attracts over 600 professionals looking to grow their knowledge and careers, including distribution professionals working in management and executive positions, and manufacturers who have responsibility for managing a distribution network.
“The annual University of Innovative Distribution is NAFCD’s cornerstone educational offering,” said NAFCD Executive Vice President Kevin Gammonley. “UID features an impressive line-up of presenters and topics every year, and evaluations are always extremely high.”
“This is the most cost-effective opportunity for a distributorship to offer their people world-class education and training,” added Gammonley. “Those individuals that have been identified as emerging leaders within the distributorship regularly get invited by executive management to attend UID.”
Additional details and registration information can be found at www.nafcd.org.