The Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD) celebrated its 30th anniversary by holding their annual fall meeting earlier this month in a fabulous location – the gorgeous and historic resort town of Banff in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Sitting on Lake Louise within a national park, Banff was originally developed by the Canadian Pacific Railway. They built a series of grand hotels along the rail line and advertised the Banff Springs Hotel as an international tourist resort.
The fall meeting featured a group of diverse speakers running the gamut from political strategist Karl Rove to Brian Thwaits, author of The Big Learn: Smart Ways to Use Your Brain.
Sessions offered covered how to attract and retain entry-level talent, negotiating skills, crisis management, planning for the future, performing under pressure, and sales force compensation.
A product showcase and reception was held one evening giving members a quick peek at the new products and new manufacturers in the AHTD network. Throughout the meeting, distributors met with manufacturers in between the many tours and activities in the Banff area.
AHTD works to increase the productivity, profitability and market share of their members - Automation Solution Providers and Manufacturers.
Through a wide spectrum of association programs and services designed by and for members, AHTD is a valuable resource for member companies, including their bi-annual meetings. Click link for the benefits of membership in AHTD.
Tribute, Inc. was honored to attend this year and enjoyed meeting with vendor partners, customers, and our good friend, Frank Hurtte of River Heights Consulting and past president of AHTD, who spoke at our 2015 User’s Group conference, TribNet.
The AHTD staff did a fantastic job putting together a great meeting and we look forward to seeing everyone next year. Photo credit: Hotels.com
Save these dates:
AHTD Spring Meeting: April 6-9, 2016 in Amelia Island, Florida
AHTD Fall Meeting: September 27-30, 2016 in Napa Valley, California
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