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AEA - The Association Education Alliance, LLC
was formed in 1991 by five wholesale-distributor trade associations; PTDA, AHTD, EASA, FPDA and NAHAD. Currently, AEA represents 43 trade associations, as noted in the box to the right. AEA executives meet biannually to develop programs that deliver value to its members.
The Vision of The Association Education Alliance is to identify, evaluate and develop educational products and programs for use by member associations as well as to facilitate networking and idea sharing among AEA members.
- To develop affordable educational products and programs for use by its member associations.
- To share information, content and ideas among AEA members.
- Facilitate ongoing communication among AEA members.
AEA develops, with the support of Purdue University, and delivers the University of Innovative Distribution (UID), a powerful four-day educational experience offered each March for member Distributors and Manufacturers.
Since 1994, UID has provided exceptional education, at the most reasonable cost, to over 7,000 industry professionals throughout the world. >> More details available here. <<
AEA members also develop, or co-produce, a variety of educational programs and services for the mutual benefit of their member companies throughout the year. These may include seminars, webinars, conferences and publications.
UID becomes University of Innovative Distribution:
Annapolis, MD, 09/17/2014 – the University of Industrial Distribution (UID), a renowned educational program focused on serving the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry, announced today that it has officially changed its name to the University of Innovative Distribution (UID). Founded in 1994, UID is sponsored and managed by thirty five leading industry trade associations and has served over 9,000 attendees in its 21 year history. Read more >>