2015 ERAI Executive Conference - Event Overview

The ERAI Executive Conference is the premier gathering for individuals and organizations involved in the purchase, sale or use of electronic parts and/or assemblies.

Product seizures, tight budgets, reporting and other contractual obligations imposed by new and impending regulations have organizations of all types scrambling to meet ever-expanding customer expectations. Using this year’s theme, “Supply Chain Security: A Moving Target”, as our backdrop, ERAI has set the stage to cumulatively measure our industry’s progress in the fight against counterfeit electronic parts while taking a deeper dive into the lesser-traveled territory of cyber attacks, talk of eliminating all surplus inventories from the open market and other security vulnerabilities.

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How do you hit a moving target?
Supply chain security is not static: it is a constantly moving and evolving target. To hit a moving target, you don’t aim at where it is now; you need to anticipate where it will go and this can’t be done alone. A successful quality-driven organization must position itself to anticipate its customers’ needs, understand its customers’ weaknesses and, in turn, partner with them to be able to meet their goals. Leaders need to collaborate more than ever before and become effective at working in what has become an unpredictable and advanced high-stakes environment.

ERAI’s goal
Our goal at this year’s conference is to provide attendees with new tools, resources and renewed motivation to not just survive in today’s marketplace, but to succeed and thrive. Unique and specially crafted lectures and trainings will reveal innovative ways to identify and measure risks, reduce inefficiencies and incorporate new and enhanced technologies and resources into fundamental functions that will increase value to the customer while boosting your bottom line.

Who should attend?
The ERAI Executive Conference offers you the exclusive opportunity to meet, network and exchange ideas with directors, leaders, managers, and the hands-on experts who are “in the trenches” daily representing the following key sectors of the supply chain:
  • Distributors of Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) parts (Franchise and Independent)
  • Organizations that procure or manufacture using integrated electronic parts and/or assemblies containing such items
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers
  • Contract Manufacturers
  • Aerospace Integrators
  • Test and Inspection Laboratories
  • Certification Bodies & Auditors
  • Government Agencies and Enforcement
What’s the value?
ERAI guarantees a robust agenda addressing the hottest topics in the supply chain, industry-defining speakers and instructors, top solution providers and the opportunity to network with industry experts and peers. Additionally, we feature a product and service exhibition showcasing solutions providers and technologies to support your risk mitigation efforts.

The value of informally speaking face-to-face with solution providers, colleagues, business owners and senior supply chain executives like you that are dealing with critical issues on a daily basis is immeasurable and has been the key to the success of past conferences. It’s an opportunity you can’t afford to miss.

Feedback from previous ERAI Executive Conference attendees:

Many people have conferences and discuss the counterfeit problem. I think this conference is especially valuable because it brings together a wide spectrum of the industry, distributors, primes, legal and spec writers so we can all talk face-to-face and better understand each other’s difficulties and how best to address them.
Robert Bodemuller, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

The annual ERAI conference provides the venue and the access to meet and speak with almost every key player in our industry. All aspects of the industry are represented and open for questions. It's a great opportunity to keep informed of new ideas.
Joe Rance, Abstract Electronics

It was important to me to attend the ERAI Conference. I met a lot of people I had only known by phone, and the training and sharing of ideas far outweighs the cost of attending.

The most beneficial aspect of the conference was meeting counterparts and being able to discuss issues that affect us all.

Janet Kuntz, Crestwood Technology Group

The ability to ask questions of industry peers and leaders is the most beneficial aspect of the conference. At one time I was in a 2 hour conversation with four people representing nearly 3/4 of a billion dollars in industry sales. Where else can you do that?

The ERAI Executive Conference is a tremendous resource to the electronics industry increasing requirements for improved awareness of the challenges in components risk mitigation (e.g., counterfeit). I highly recommend this opportunity to DOD primes, academia, electronics contract manufacturers, component engineers and suppliers, and test laboratories. It provides an excellent opportunity to network with professionals and raise your understanding of counterfeit awareness.

Jodi Wahl, VP of Advanced Technology and Strategy - Dynamic Research and Testing Laboratories LLC

One of the best industry conferences we attend. Informative, well organized and attended. Would definitely recommend this conference to other companies wishing to become informed on industry initiative and actions being taken to stop the flow of counterfeit products entering the supply chain. Offers insight from industry and government on a wide array of topics affecting our industry.
Marty Lanning - Xtreme Semiconductor

The event presented great opportunities to learn and spread information on pertinent issues. Thank You ERAI for continuing to sponsor this event.
Carlo Abesamis - Jet Propulsion Laboratory