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March 16, 2023



ECIA 2023 Executive Conference Committee Announces This Year’s Theme
The theme for the 2023 Conference is “Making Waves: The Power of You”

Atlanta – The ECIA Executive Conference Committee is pleased to announce the 2023 Executive Conference theme, “Making Waves: The Power of You.” Conference Chair Tobi J. Cornell, CPMR, VP Distribution Outside Sales DFW, Kruvand Associates, Inc. explained the thinking.

“We hit on this exciting theme very quickly this year,” she commented. “The group started brainstorming about what message and image we wanted to portray this year for our attendees. The committee agreed that there would be waves of change in the industry this year, and we hit on words like power, immersion, unstoppable, and momentum. We felt the key for all of us would be focusing on how we deal with these waves of change, and how to come out better on the other side than we go in. We didn’t want to just ‘ride the waves’ or let ourselves be swept away or even worse, taken down, by change. We wanted to harness our own power throughout whatever this year brings and be in control of our future.

“We also loved the image of an ocean wave,” she continued. “It has such power and force, and we knew it would create an instant connection with the attendees. It also gives us a lot of fun dynamics to play with during the event, and we had a great time discussing all those ideas as well. We can’t wait to share our passion and inspiration with everyone at the conference this year and illustrate the power that every single person has within them. We can all make our own waves that take us to success!” 

“The Committee has completed its member survey and will be finalizing the program and speaker line-up in the coming weeks,” added ECIA Director of Marketing and Member Engagement, Stephanie Tierney. “The 2023 core committee and subcommittees are creative and already bringing fresh ideas for new content. This is going to be the best conference yet." 

The Executive Conference is an opportunity for senior management teams from the electronics industry's leading companies - representing the entire supply chain - to gather and address cross-enterprise challenges. Gain access to industry experts and knowledge, forge relationships that can make a real difference, and learn how to remove roadblocks to success. 

Registration and sponsorship for the conference is open. The Executive Conference runs October 22-24, 2023, 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.