General FAQs:

What is the IDEA eBiz Forum? 

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. 

Where and when will the event be held?

The event will be held in Philadelphia, PA at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel on September 16-18 (Monday through Wednesday afternoon).  Monday is when committee meetings will take place. Monday evening is the Welcome Reception.  Tuesday morning is when the general session kicks-off the break-out sessions.

What is the dress code? 

Business casual attire is recommended for attendees and business professional attire is required for presenters.

What is the dress code for the Night Out? 

Casual attire is recommended.

What are the registration costs? 

Early Bird registration rates are $899.00 per person; Early Bird registration ends July 31, 2018.
After July 31, regular registration rates will be $1,099.00 per person.

What is included in the registration fee?

The registration fee includes access to all conference activities, scheduled meals, social functions, and conference program materials.

Do you have daily rates? 

No. The registration fee includes access to the Welcome Reception, Innovation Hub, Fun Night Out, and two days of educational and training sessions.

What is the profile of the typical attendee? 

Attendees of the eBiz Forum come from distributor and manufacturer companies in the electrical industry and have a marketing and IT/eBusiness background. Industry professionals will have various job titles from analysts to managers to executives. The event is open to all industry professionals including non-IDEA customers. The attendees can except plenty of opportunities where marketing and IT will cross-over and share the expertise of one another.


Sponsor/Exhibitor FAQs:

What types of exhibitors were in attendance?

Our exhibitors provide products and services that can help companies in the electrical industry cut costs and increase profits through business process automation. Some specific areas of focus for past exhibitors include: data management & data synchronization solutions, product information management, ERP systems, eCommerce solutions, mobile app providers, cash flow and billing, and supply chain performance and sales.

What is the Innovation Hub?

The Innovation Hub is our interactive exhibit hall, designed with three main areas:

EXHIBITOR DISPLAYS: Sponsors can take the stage to share their message with our attendees and shine a spotlight on their company as a resource for customer success in the electrical industry.

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STATION: Attendees have a chance to schedule one-on-one meetings with IDEA experts to begin planning for their digital strategy over the next year.

ASK THE EXPERTS:  Attendees can view our products and talk to IDEA staff about our next generation products.

DEMO STATION:  Attendees can see exhibitors and sponsors to discuss their new products and services with lunch.