Spark 1.0: Live at EDS

May 21–23 ◦ Resorts World Las Vegas

Spark 1.0: An EDS Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment Program

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Spark 1.0 is an edu­ca­tion­al pro­gram cre­at­ed for tal­ent­ed indi­vid­u­als from man­u­fac­tur­ers, man­u­fac­tur­ers rep­re­sen­ta­tives, and dis­trib­u­tors in the elec­tron­ic com­po­nents indus­try. Par­tic­i­pat­ing in Spark 1.0 ben­e­fits every­one: you, your com­pa­ny, EDS and the elec­tron­ic com­po­nents indus­try. Spark 1.0 will be held in per­son at EDS 2024, May 21 – 23 at Resorts World in Las Vegas.

Pro­gram Descrip­tion: This foun­da­tion pro­gram of the series, Spark 1.0, focus­es on the his­to­ry, struc­ture, and future mar­kets of the elec­tron­ic com­po­nent indus­try, pro­vides per­son­al devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties and brand recog­ni­tion aware­ness, and con­nects indi­vid­u­als across the indus­try to net­work and share knowledge.

Who Should Attend: Indi­vid­u­als employed by indus­try dis­trib­u­tors, man­u­fac­tur­ers, and man­u­fac­tur­ers’ rep­re­sen­ta­tives with high poten­tial to lead future tal­ent in the elec­tron­ic com­po­nent industry. 

Cost: $600 per person

Pro­gram For­mat

In-per­son at EDS, 2.5 day program 

Day 1

  • The Elec­tron­ic Com­po­nent Indus­try, Emerg­ing Mar­kets, and the Intro­duc­tion of Per­son­al Devel­op­ment Assess­ments. Net­work­ing, Lever­ag­ing Per­son­al Brand Aware­ness, and the Val­ue of Indus­try Associations 

Day 2

  • Per­son­al Devel­op­ment, Lead­er­ship Skills, Meet A Leader, and Indus­try Marketing, 

Day 3

  • Indus­try Trends and Per­son­al Development

Learn­ing Objectives

  • To increase under­stand­ing and clar­i­ty of the elec­tron­ic com­po­nent indus­try’s his­to­ry, trends, and challenges.
  • To height­en inter­per­son­al skill aware­ness to under­stand, grow, and devel­op lead­er­ship skills.
  • Rec­og­nize the pow­er of per­cep­tion and the val­ue of brand recog­ni­tion in man­ag­ing social media plat­forms to increase net­work­ing opportunities.
  • Rec­og­nize lead­er­ship char­ac­ter­is­tics, styles, and behav­iors impact­ing orga­ni­za­tion strat­e­gy and cul­ture. Par­tic­i­pants real­ize the ben­e­fits of com­mu­ni­cat­ing the value.
  • Gain insight into their innate strengths and rec­og­nize and man­age behaviors. 
  • Meet with indus­try lead­ers in infor­mal con­ver­sa­tion to share inter­ests, ambi­tions, chal­lenges, and goals.
  • Con­nect peo­ple across the indus­try with a com­mon goal to increase net­work­ing and share knowledge.
  • Dis­sect future pre­dic­tions for indus­try growth, expan­sion, and challenges. 
  • Par­tic­i­pants begin to map their career goals and plan their learn­ing paths. 



SPARK is a great oppor­tu­ni­ty to intro­duce your most promis­ing team mem­bers to the industry.”

—Josi­ah Haas, Bud Indus­tries, Inc.

There is a huge ben­e­fit in hav­ing your high poten­tial employ­ees attend SPARK. Per­son­al­ly, our employ­ees that have attend­ed have been pro­mot­ed to man­age­r­i­al posi­tions now.”

—Fred Bell, Molex



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