Each Fall, during their concurrent conventions, EMDA and FEMA jointly sponsor a “Communication Center” where room locator cards for each convention attendee are posted on display boards. Attendees fill in their room numbers on the cards and can use the Communication Center to find other convention attendees.
New this year, an online version of EMDA’s Communication Center boards has been added to the Association’s website: https://emda.net/fall-convention/convention-communication-center/
As soon as registrations are received, EMDA member business profiles will be displayed on this page, and they will be added to the downloadable attendee lists found on the Fall Convention page.
Each distributor or rep member’s listing will include a map showing the territory a firm covers. EMDA Associate member listings will show a short description of the firm’s primary business focus, ie. “Manufacturer of disc blades.”
Hovering over a listing on the Communication Center page will display the company name and clicking on the name will show a complete profile of the company, along with phone, email and social media links for the member.
You can also search the online Membership Directory by state or province to get a list of reps and/or distributors that cover the territory – or simply use the “Search DIRECTORY” box located on the right side of each of EMDA’s web pages.
A bit of advice: Don’t wait until a company you’re interested in meeting appears on the registration list, however, before making initial contacts. Assume that most CEOs or sales executives from EMDA member firms will be attending. If they are not, they will either tell you who will be attending or if they, in fact, will not be there. Waiting until convention time to try and schedule appointments will usually result in the party you are trying to reach already being “booked up” with previously scheduled appointments. If you haven’t pre-scheduled an appointment with a specific distributor or rep, be sure to attend the EMDA Contact Session — designed to provide manufacturers an opportunity for a quick introductory interview with individual member reps and distributors.
Registration information for the rapidly approaching convention is available at https://emda.net/meetings/ Register today!