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2021 NFDA Virtual Conference and ESPS
Wednesday, March 03, 2021, 11:00 AM to Thursday, March 04, 2021, 6:00 PM EDT
Category: NFDA Meetings

Virtual ESPS Sponsors | Host Companies

NFDA Virtual Conference
and Executive Sales Planning Sessions® (ESPS®)


Day 1 – March 3, 2021 - Virtual Conference Sessions

  • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Eastern
    • Principles of Leadership and Management with Tim O'Keeffe, G.L. Huyett
  • 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM Eastern
    • Economic Update with Alex Chausovsky, ITR Economics
  • 2:30 - 3:30 PM Eastern
    • Plating and Coating Your Fasteners for Performance and Cost with Laurence Claus, NNi Training and Consulting
  • 3:45 - 4:45 PM Eastern
    • Logistics & Supply Chain Challenges - Panel Discussion
      • Panelists: Rich Megliola (Vertex Distribution), Melissa Patel (Field), Marc Strandquist (Optimas OE Solutions)
      • Moderated by: Eric Dudas (Fully Threaded Radio)
  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM Eastern
    • Roundtable Discussions - Networking and Event Wrap-Up

Click here for program and speaker details.

Day 2 – March 4, 2021 - Virtual ESPS®

NFDA's Executive Sales Planning Sessions® (ESPS®) allow for private, one-on-one business meetings with the partners who are most important to your business strategy. It’s not as rushed as speed-dating, but the principles are similar, allowing you to meet with several people without having to travel to multiple destinations.  

  • NFDA Associate and Service Provider members and IFI members may sign up to host private half-hour appointments on our secure virtual platform.
  • You must be a member of NFDA or IFI to host appointments.
  • Registered meeting attendees book appointments in advance with the hosts of their choice by using our new online scheduling tool. 
  • The people and companies making appointments with you do not need to be NFDA members, which brings greater possibilities for your business development.
  • There is no fee for distributors who wish to participate only in ESPS® appointments, but registration is required. 

A benefit of conducting ESPS® online is that you can meet customers from many different time zones. You can select from dozens of half-hour time slots.

Designed to facilitate executive-level interchange between trading partners, ESPS® gives you the greatest amount of visibility and provides scheduling flexibility with the most companies in a single place. It’s one of the most efficient ways to build and maintain key business relationships.

  • Private Zoom appointments are available every 30 minutes from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern
  • NFDA associate and service provider members and IFI members can sign up as hosts
  • Registered meeting attendees book in advance with the hosts of their choice using the online scheduling tool
  • Companies making appointments with hosts do not need to be NFDA members

Registration Fees

  • March 3 Conference Sessions - does not include ESPS host fee
    • NFDA and IFI Members -$129 per company
    • Non-members - $179 per company
  • ESPS Hosts - $350 per company
    • NFDA (Associate and Service Providers) and IFI Members only
  • ESPS meetings for distributors - Complimentary
    • Does not include conference sessions on March 3
If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Adams