Register to participate in the virtual TTA 2021 Spring Meeting.
An informative and valuable program has been compiled. There will be no fee to "attend" this virtual event. Current members and prospective members are encouraged to attend the virtual sessions, and to invite additional representatives at your companies to participate.
Sponsorship Opportunities for the Virtual Meeting
We are excited to announce special sponsorship opportunities available for the 2021 Virtual Spring Meeting. Sponsor logos will be displayed on the TTA website, and sponsors will be given an opportunity to deliver a 5-minute presentation to attendees during the opening session, on April 21.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Wednesday, April 21
1:00pm - 1:10pm ET - Welcome - Introductions and Program Overview
1:10pm - 1:20pm ET - Sponsor Presentations | Thank You to our 2021 Spring Meeting Sponsors!
1:20pm - 2:15pm ET - Presentation: Sourcing Trends; the Digital Transformation of Sales and Marketing, and the Latest Digital Marketing Best Practices for Industrial Companies | Tony Uphoff, President & CEO, ThomasNet
2:15pm - 3:15pm ET - Presentation: Selling and Marketing in Today’s Transformer Industry: What’s Working, What’s Not and How to Build a Better Plan for Today’s Digitally Transforming World | Graham Kilshaw, CEO, Lectrix
Thursday, April 22
1:00pm - 1:20pm ET - Materials Updates | Varnishes/Coatings, Ferrite/Powder Cores/Nickel, Flexible Insulations, ALuminum & Copper, Molded Plastics, Electrical Grade Steel
1:20pm - 1:30pm ET - TTA Membership Meeting
1:30pm - 2:30pm ET - Presentation: Energy Fact and Fiction - Hydrocarbons, Renewables, and Alternative Vehicles | Steve Goreham, Speaker/Author
2:30pm - 3:15pm ET - Breakout Session - Graham Kilshaw
Tony Uphoff, President & CEO, ThomasNet
Tony Uphoff is President and CEO of Thomas, the parent company of Thomasnet.com: the leading platform for product sourcing and supplier selection for the Industrial and Manufacturing markets. His career in business information has given him a ring side seat for every major technology transformation of the last 25 years. Tony regularly speaks on the digital transformation of business and the overarching impact technology is having on business management and leadership. In addition to his role at Thomas, Tony also serves as an advisor and board member of several tech and media companies as well as a mentor at Mucker Labs and a Trustee of Linfield College.
Thomas is a leading resource for product sourcing, supplier selection and actionable information for industry. Its solutions include Thomasnet.com®, the largest and most active network of buyers and sellers in North America. The company sells data-driven advertising, product management software and analytics that allow in-market buyers to find the right products and services when they need them.
Graham Kilshaw, CEO, Lectrix
Graham Kilshaw is the CEO of Lectrix, a Philadelphia-based marketing and strategy firm for the electronics industry. Lectrix clients include component manufacturers, distributors, sales representative firms, contract manufacturers, electronic materials companies and yes …even companies working in the transformer industry. Kilshaw has been a speaker at several electronics industry events including the ECIA Executive Conference, the ERA Annual Conference, the Women in Electronics Annual Symposium, and distributor TTI’s Sales Leadership Conference. Born and raised in the UK, until he moved to the US in the mid-90’s, Graham has worked for Rupert Murdoch’s UK newspaper group and The Walt Disney Company. He has however worked in the electronics industry for the last 25 years. Graham, his wife and children live in Montgomery County, PA where he enjoys skiing, fishing, travel and singing for a local Philly rock band!
Steve Goreham, Speaker/Author
Informative and engaging speaker, delivering compelling and provocative programs to businesses, universities, and diverse organizations. Effective communicator in the board room, lecture hall, and on the debate panel regarding energy, industry, agriculture, the environment, sustainable development, economic trends, climate change, and corporate environmental policy. Executive Director of
the Climate Science Coalition of America and policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.