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True to the theme of ‘Bucking Normal – the Resilient Thrive in Disruption’ the 2022 Executive Committee announces some new features to the programs as the planning continues for the first in-person event in two years. This year, there will be three Roundtables, as well as a stellar roster of speakers covering the topics most critical to strategic planning and executive decision making in this most volatile post-pandemic business environment.

Dean Kamen, founder of the ‘First Robotics’ competition and inventor of dozens of innovative products including the Segway, will be delivering the keynote and participating in one of the roundtables. Other highlights include roundtables on cybersecurity, ESG; economic forecasts, inspiring sessions on leadership, and much more.

“The industry is anxious to get together again in Chicago,” commented ECIA CEO and President David Loftus. “Thanks to our fantastic planning committee, this conference is a golden opportunity to network with peers, learn how to address the industry’s challenges, and hear the latest economic data to guide 2023 planning. Registrations are coming in fast, though, so don’t wait to get a hotel room and nail down sponsorships,” he advised.

The schedule has been posted and the latest information on the conference is available now. Early Bird Registration discounts will expire soon.

The conference is strategically planned by a volunteer committee led by a Conference Chair and Co-Chair. ECIA thanks Chair Robert Derringer, Crouzet; Co-Chair Tobi Cornell, Kruvand Associates; Julie Fajardo, TDK-Lambda Americas; Bob Garcia, Ferrari Technical Sales; Scott Jones, AEM Group; Nicolle Ladouceur, Rohm Semiconductor; Todd McAtee, Mouser; Sam Read, Cornell Dubilier; Chad Van Doorninck, Abracon; Caroline Wells, Omron and Tom Wichert, TDK-Lambda Americas.

The Executive Conference runs October 23-25 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare.

About ECIA

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is made up of the leading electronic component manufacturers, their manufacturer representatives and authorized distributors. ECIA members share a common goal of promoting and improving the business environment for the authorized sale of electronic components. Comprised of a broad array of leaders and professionals representing all phases of the electronics components supply chain, ECIA is where business optimization, product authentication and industry advocacy come together. ECIA members develop industry guidelines and technical standards, as well as generate critical business intelligence. For more information, visit or call 678-393-9990.