May 11–27, 2020

Mirage ◦ Chicago

Sam­ple Spark Schedule

The 2020 Spark sched­ule is cur­rent­ly in devel­op­ment. The 2019 sched­ule is pro­vid­ed below for reference.

Tuesday, May 7

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Meet and Greet. Introduction of Attendees.

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Cross Learning Seminar. How Do Manufacturers, Distributors and Reps Work Together? How Do They Sell?
Walt Tobin, ERA and Bill Bradford, ECIA

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Past Spark Participants Roundtable Discussion: Kristin Matuga, Omron – Now Molex (2015), Julie Bell, Littlefuse (2018), Igor Strmac, Newark (2018), Jeremy Kruger, Spectrum Sales (2018)

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

All Industry Reception (special raffle for SPARK participants)

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spark Reception and Dinner

Wednesday, May 8

7:00 am – 9:00 am

TTI Breakfast — Only TTI company distributors, manufacturers and reps can attend

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Open time to attend Company Meetings

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Build Your Brand
Jennifer Smith, JMS Synergy

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Luncheon and Guest Speaker on Emerging Markets
Dale Ford

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Networking Break

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The Art of Negotiating Effectively
Barry Wright, Grosvenor Training

Thursday, May 9

7:30 am – 9:00 am

DigiKey Breakfast – Only DigiKey distributors, manufacturers and reps can attend

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Digital Marketing
Kevin Hess, Mouser and Renée Dill, Molex

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Networking Break

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Build Your Involvement in the Industry
Dave Norris, ERA

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Luncheon,
Review the Perceptions of Your Peers,
Women in Electronics Presentation

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Randy MacLean, WayPoint Analytics

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Wrap Up and Reception

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