Annual Meeting

Access, Networking and Inspiration

Each year, the NetPlus Alliance Annual Meeting brings together distributor members and preferred suppliers in one place for business, education, inspiration and networking. It’s our biggest event of the year, where we exchange ideas and foster new business opportunities through scheduled one-on-one meetings, trainings, social events and more.

No other meeting yields the value you get from a NetPlus Alliance Annual Meeting.

NetPlus Alliance Annual Meeting

Business

Gain access to existing and potential supplier partners at the NetPlus Alliance Annual Meeting. Free to distributor members, our yearly meetings are an opportunity to discuss and act on challenges and opportunities you are facing in industrial and contractor supplies markets.

Using what one distributor member called a “seamless” process, NetPlus staff will work with you to schedule one-on-ones with channel partners. It’s not unusual for a distributor member to land a new product line at the meeting that will help them better serve their customers or attract new ones in the next year.

Because of the number of meetings you’ll schedule, you’ll accomplish in 1.5 days what would otherwise take months. The Annual Meeting is also the ideal time to kick off your Growth Plus joint sales plan with preferred suppliers.

“The NetPlus Alliance Annual Meeting was an extremely valuable experience. The ability to see all the applicable companies associated with NetPlus in one location was amazing. I could not have asked for a better turnout for our company.”- Heather Terrell, Gogel Fastener & Industrial Supply Co.

NetPlus Alliance Annual Meeting

Education and Inspiration

Our Annual Meeting also seeks to inspire and educate – it’s a chance to work on your business and not just in it. We host multiple breakout sessions covering topics such as best practices, product training, NetPlus programs, strategic planning and channel relationships. We also bring in keynote speakers to challenge our members on critical issues, including the 2016 talk from Seth Mattison on adapting to changes in the makeup of the work force.

NetPlus Alliance Annual Meeting

Networking

Relationships are at the heart of the distribution industry. We provide ample opportunity to network with like-minded independent distributors and suppliers at breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as happy hours with live music and locally inspired food. Our most recent Annual Meeting in San Antonio brought together the first-ever NetPlus Women in the Industry reception.

Join Us for Our Sixth-Annual Meeting

We invite you to join us in Dallas, TX, October 5-8, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Dallas and take your membership to the next level with scheduled meetings, sales and market planning, and networking.

There is no cost for NetPlus distributors to register, and attending members score extra points as part of the Points Plus program toward earning a greater rebate.

Contact Shirley Weiland at 716-438-2014 for event registration and sponsorship information.

Annual Meeting Agenda


Saturday, October 5th

This year we are now offering registration on Saturday and Sunday, not just Sunday.

2:30 – 5:00 PM                New! Golf and Meeting Registration

3:00 – 5:00 PM                Distributor Networking (optional, pre-registration required)


Sunday, October 6th

6:15 AM                            Golf Course Shuttle

8:00 AM                            Golf at Cowboys Golf Club

8:00 – 4:30 PM                 Registration Open

3:00 – 6:00 PM                 Supplier Booth Setup

6:00 – 7:00 PM                 Women in the Industry Reception

7:00 – 9:00 PM                 Opening Reception


Monday, October 7th

7:00 – 8:00 AM                 Distributor & Supplier Breakfast

8:15 – 11:20 AM               Distributor & Supplier Booth Session Meetings

11:30 – 1:15 PM               President’s Address, Keynote Speaker and Lunch

1:35 – 2:35 PM                 Supplier Breakout/Networking

1:35 – 3:10 PM                 Distributor Breakout Sessions – 2 Sessions

1:35 – 2:20 PM                 Breakout Session 1

2:25 – 3:10 PM                 Breakout Session 2

3:30 – 5:33 PM                 Distributor and Supplier Booth Session Meetings

6:00 – 8:00 PM                 Happy Hour Party


Tuesday, October 8th

7:00 – 3:00 PM                Luggage Storage

8:00 – 9:30 AM                Distributor and Supplier Breakfast and Award Ceremony

9:45 AM – 12:53 PM       Distributor & Supplier Booth Session Meetings

1:00 – 3:00 PM               Supplier Booth Tear Down

1:00 – 5:00 PM               Shuttle to Airport


Women in the Industry