2017 IDEA eBiz 

The IDEA eBiz will merge with
NAED's Technology Conference. The
joint event will foster collaboration 
between IT & marketing professionals.
Stay tuned for more info!


New This Year!

A Collaborative Experience

The IDEA eBiz Forum and the NAED Technology Conference will merge in 2017 and run concurrently with the NAED AdVenture Marketing Conference to foster collaboration and communication between industry IT and marketing professionals. In the past, the IDEA eBiz Forum was dedicated to eBusiness in the electrical industry and brought together key electrical supply chain leaders through a mix of general sessions, breakout sessions, and workshops. The NAED Technology Conference educated and highlighted the most efficient ways electrical distributors use technology to provide better service to customers. By bringing the two events together and including cross-over with AdVenture, attendees will have the opportunity to share their expertise with one another and expand their knowledge base through a wider variety of educational sessions.

Leaders in the Industry Attend the eBiz Forum!

The diversity in the types of companies represented, as well as our attendees'* various fields of expertise, facilitate a balanced perspective on key topics. For the statistically-minded, here are the particulars on people who attended in the past:

Innovative Networking Space


Connect with distributors and manufacturers in IT, marketing and product management. At the Forum, you'll cultivate established relationships and begin new ones.

Exhibitors & Demo Station

Learn about eBusiness applications and services from exhibitors that can help your company increase efficiency, productivity and profitability. Watch experts demonstrate the latest technology and eBusiness tools in an interactive Demo Station setting.

Expert Meetings

Schedule a one-on-one meeting with our IDEA Experts about services and support.

Discuss hot topics and meet industry insiders

The networking opportunities at this event are second to none. I know of nowhere else where you can get a relatively clear vision of where the industry is heading on multiple fronts, not just solely from a technological aspect.

Kyle Johnson, Marketing Manager, Viking Electric Supply

I went to the Forum to get the opportunity to more fully understand IDEA and what the future looks like. It certainly reaffirmed how important information and its flow are to the future of our business - it was well worth the trip.

Burke Herring, President, Womack Electric & Supply Co., Inc.

One of the best industry events focused on the benefits of eBusiness for our industry. The active participation of industry leaders from manufacturers, distributors and technology suppliers facilitates a balanced perspective on key topics.

Phil Barrios, Sr. Director, Corporate Marketing and eBusiness, Hubbell Inc.

Photos From Previous Events View More >

Forum 2016

Tech Center and Welcome Reception 2014

Forum General Sessions 2014

Forum Night Out 2014