Association Education Alliance (AEA) & University of Innovative Distribution (UID)

  • $1,000 savings on the University of Innovative Distribution (UID)
  • Discounts on all offered training 
  • Exclusive access to Industry specific training 
  • Targeted Industry Training

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Association Education Alliance (AEA)

AEA was formed in 1991 by five wholesale-distributor trade associations; PTDA, AHTD, EASA, FPDA and NAHAD. Currently, AEA represents 43 trade associations. AEA executives meet biannually to develop programs that deliver value to its members.

AEA develops, with the support of Purdue University, and delivers the University of Innovative Distribution (UID), a powerful four-day educational experience offered each March for member Distributors and Manufacturers.

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University of Innovative Distribution (UID)

The newly named University of Innovative Distribution is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. Known worldwide for excellence in education, UID is sponsored by the leading distribution professional associations, in cooperation with the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation of Purdue University. Working together, these groups take great pride in providing a superior learning experience.

University of Innovative Distribution
March 11-14, 2018
Indianapolis, IN

NIBA Members save $1,000 off the registration fees in 2018

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