DECEMBER 8 & 9, 2020

A free online event

designed to guide
Sales and Marketing Managers
in the B2B Electronics Industry
through their biggest challenges.

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Take in hours of free educational sessions across 2 days. The program is designed to tackle the specific pain points looming over marketing and sales managers in the world of B2B electronics in the wake of COVID-19. Check out the full agenda below.

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Connect with our experts in real time and get your burning questions answered; there will be a live Q&A with the speaker at the end of each session, so come prepared with your topic-related questions.

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We’ve brought together some of the top marketing and sales strategists within the electronics industry as session speakers. Learn directly from thought leaders at companies and organizations like ECIA, Women in Electronics, and the Content Marketing Institute.

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Networking isn’t just for exhibit halls and cocktail hours. You’ll have the chance to Meet the Speakers in a panel session at the end of each day, schedule a one-on-one Up Close & Virtual meeting with our expert speakers and Continue the Conversation after the live show with a series of networking sessions via zoom.

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TUESDAY
DECEMBER 8TH
WEDNESDAY
DECEMBER 9TH

11:00AM EST

GRAHAM KILSHAW | CEO, Lectrix

Introduction to the Show, Opening Remarks

11:15AM EST

JOE PULIZZI | Founder, Content Marketing Institute

Opening Keynote: Corona Marketing: What Marketers Need to Do Now to Survive the Pandemic

Joe Pulizzi will share tested marketing efforts that work during a recession/depression environment, and how you can come out of the pandemic positioned for success.

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12:00PM EST

GEOFF FORMAN | VP Marketing, Lectrix

The New Sales & Marketing Metrics and Technologies: The World Has Changed. Have You?

Rethink how you’re measuring your success in today’s work-from-home selling and marketing environment, and take a look at some recent innovations in the platforms that can help increase sales efficiency and improve marketing performance.

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1:00PM EST

BETSY TALBOT | Value-Based Messaging Expert

Create a Compelling New Value Proposition

In this workshop, you’ll be able to test the strength of your current value proposition and learn how to make it more engaging in just one hour.

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2:00PM EST

JACKIE MATTOX | Founder, Women in Electronics

What WE Have Learned About Leadership Since the Beginning of the Pandemic

Learn how Women in Electronics is bringing leadership issues like remote working, team communication, and caregiver responsibilities to light and helping to create positive results for its members and the broader electronics industry as we progress in our new world.

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Mike Budde, Jr.

3:00PM EST

MIKE BUDDE | Vice President, Budde Marketing Systems, Inc.

The Data Discussion – Gather, Trust, and Utilize the Power of the Data Flowing Through the Channel

Properly managing data should be a priority for everyone in the industry. Distributors, manufacturers and their sales representatives would all like to stake their claim to the data flowing through the supply chain. This discussion will focus on some of the major challenges faced while cultivating an efficient shared-data (shared-customer) environment.

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Bill Baumann

4:00PM EST

BILL BAUMANN | VP, Business Development Team Leader, Lectrix

Meet the Speakers – Panel Discussion

At the end of Day 1 of Engineering The Conversation, we will have covered a lot of important information for our industry. Here is your chance to meet some of today’s speakers and pose questions about what you learned during the day. Or just listen in on the discussion.

11:00AM EST

GRAHAM KILSHAW | CEO, Lectrix

Results of the All-New ECIA/Lectrix 2020 Sales & Marketing in Electronics Survey

Clearly a lot has changed in our industry in the last nine months, including how we go to market and how we now secure new customers and new opportunities. Graham shares the results of a Q4 2020 study among ECIA members and non-member suppliers in the industry to learn how sales and marketing managers are addressing pandemic-related challenges.

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12:00PM EST

DALE FORD | Chief Analyst, ECIA

A Tale of Two Waves: The 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic and the 2021 Electronics Swoosh

Despite all the hardships of 2020, developing technology and market forces are poised to unleash a “Swoosh” opportunity for the electronics industry in 2021. This session will outline the swelling opportunities and driving forces that await in the coming year.

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1:00PM EST

BILL BAUMANN | VP, Lectrix

Case Study: Achieving Clear ROI on Marketing Spend in the Components Industry

In 2019, Schaffner USA produced 25% growth versus less than 5% two years prior. This session reviews how they did it, and how they were able to measure directly-related sales returns on the marketing investment needed to achieve it.

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2:00PM EST

DAVID LOFTUS | President/CEO, ECIA

Connect. Influence. Optimize. ECIA Members Channel the Power of Working Together

In this session, attendees will learn about several key ECIA initiatives underway that are aimed at streamlining business practices. David will share insights on how to Connect, Influence and Optimize by making the most of the association’s many programs and resources.

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3:00PM EST

BRYAN SHIRLEY | CEO, Bryan C. Shirley Consulting

The Sales Function 2021: Looking Ahead to the Sales Strategies Needed for Today and Tomorrow

This vital session for anyone in sales will examine what needs to change and what needs to remain the same in this brave new world. Discussion will include face-to-face selling skills, sales leadership, and provide ‘how to’ techniques and tools to continue successful sales growth.

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4:00PM EST

GRAHAM KILSHAW | CEO, Lectrix

Meet the Speakers – Panel Discussion

At the end of Day 2 of Engineering The Conversation, we will have covered a lot of important information for our industry. Here is your chance to meet some of today’s speakers and pose questions about what you learned during the day. Or just listen in on the discussion.

Graham will conclude with an event wrap-up and acknowledgments.

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