After the dust had settled, and most of the industry had returned to their native lands, ERA President Paul C. Nielsen of Brainard-Nelsen Marketing was able to put EDS 2013 in perspective.
“I thought EDS was great,” Nielsen said. “It had a very high energy level with a lot of productive professional and personal meetings.”
For those in attendance, a familiar queue formed, once again, near the Cosmopolitan Hotel elevators, but as the lone challenge, Nielsen found the inconvenience to be manageable.
A welcomed new addition to the show was the segregated hotel check-in for EDS attendees and exhibitors on the fourth floor. “Hotel check-in was outstanding,” Nielsen said. “I walked up and checked in, with no waiting.” The new feature was well received by all who took advantage of the service.
“On an industry level, I thought the distributor and ERA/ECIA breakfast meetings were extremely enlightening,” Nielsen said about his experience. “On a personal level, my 3M/Newark appointment, which was a management meeting followed by a rep forum, was an outstanding use of time.”
While he found very few flaws with the industry event, Nielsen hopes for a “greatly improved business climate” at EDS 2014. “The prevailing mood this year seemed to reflect a point or two of sales improvement. We need to see growth near or in the double digits next year.”
Double digit growth? I’m sure such a situation would be welcomed by all.
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