2016 IDEA eBiz Forum

The IDEA eBiz Forum is the only
eBusiness event dedicated to
business-to-business leaders in the
electrical supply chain.


Registration Opening January 2016

Stay tuned for more information
regarding online registration
for the IDEA eBiz Forum!

What's New in 2016?

Our exhibit hall has been reinvented to include
new features, elevating the networking
experience for our attendees, sponsors, & exhibitors. 

Say goodbye to our old Tech Center, and
get excited for IDEA’s newest Innovation Hub!

One Connection. Brighter Possibilities.


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


Learn from the brightest in the industry about the latest technology advancements and eBusiness strategies that can help your company increase efficiency, productivity and profitability.


Collaborate with trading partners and technology consultants at the event to make significant progress on eBusiness initiatives before you catch a flight home.

What is Forum?

The eBiz Forum is a conference dedicated to eBusiness in the electrical industry, featuring workshops, educational sessions, tech vendor showcases, industry networking, and more. The event is hosted by IDEA, the official technology service provider and eBusiness standards body of the electrical industry, and is tailored to provide executives, product and eCommerce managers, and sales and marketing professionals an opportunity to surround themselves with leaders in technology and business. 2016 Forum highlights include the brand new Innovation Hub, which provides a central location where attendees can attend technology-vendor demos, mini-showcases, and meet with IDEA consultants, learning how they can expand their eBusiness operations and plan for the year ahead.  

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:

Discuss hot topics and meet industry insiders

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.

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.

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

Photos From Previous Events View More >

Tech Center and Welcome Reception 2014

Forum General Sessions 2014

Forum Night Out 2014

Tech Center and Welcome Reception 2013

Forum General Sessions 2013

Forum Breakout Sessions 2013