The Future Starts Here: E&S Industry Summit Details

Mobile App
A mobile app is available for all attendees to download.  You’ll find attendee and tabletop exhibitor lists, schedule details, speaker information and lots of other useful tidbits.  To access the app, visit on your smartphone or other device.  Type in event key ESIS and enter your name and e-mail address—that’s all there is to it!

Attendee List on the Mobile App
To have your name included on the attendee list within the mobile app, you need to accept the request that has been emailed to you.  Look for an email from “Cumulus” with the subject line Attendee Access to the E&S Industry Summit Online App (and check your junk mail folders too, in case it ends up there).  When you open the e-mail, it allows you to “accept” the invitation to our event in Cumulus.  Once you do that, your information populates within the app.

Presidents’ Reception
The conference officially opens Wednesday night, March 21, with a reception/dinner.  For those of you who are arriving on Tuesday for ancillary meetings or just to enjoy the location, join us for food & drink at the CFESA/FEDA/NAFEM Presidents’ Reception, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in The Pointe. 

FEDA’s Annual Business Meeting
Attend FEDA’s Annual Business Meeting Thursday morning, March 22, 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., in JW Pavilion.  Breakfast will be served from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and the FEDA Membership Meeting and Ray Herrick’s Tribute will be from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.    

Joint Conference
After the Business Meeting, we come together with registrants from CFESA and NAFEM for learning, networking and outstanding speakers.  Thursdays keynote speaker is Jeremy Gutsche. Friday is Polly LaBarre and Saturday is Mike Rowe.

Innovation Assessment
Below you will find a link to the Better & Faster Innovation Assessment, which will take about 10 minutes to complete.  The assessment is linked to Thursday’s keynote speaker, Jeremy Gutsche, and his New York Times bestseller Better & Faster.  When you complete the assessment, you will discover your innovation archetype and you’ll receive 7-10 pages of specific tactics to realize your potential.  You will discover how to maximize your impact on the innovation potential of colleagues / coworkers / customers / clients, etc.  All E&S Industry Summit attendees are asked complete this assessment, so we can learn how our industry compares to the world's top innovators. 

Your individual assessment will not be shared; however, the insight will enable Jeremy to customize his speech and future work with us to focus on our core opportunities for creating a culture of innovation and adaptability:

Tabletop Exhibitors
Make some time to visit with the tabletop exhibitors during the Summit.  They will be in the foyer area of Desert Salons 7-8, which is where the general sessions will be held.  The tabletop exhibitors provide valuable resources for your day-to-day business challenges so please make sure to stop by!

What to Wear
Attire for the conference is business casual.  Expect daytime high temperatures in Palm Desert in March to be in the 70s and low 80s, with nighttime temperatures falling to the 50s and 60s. 

Thank you to our conference sponsors—their support helped us produce a first-class event!

Premier Sponsor/Networking Lounge Provided by:
Parts Town USA

Gold Sponsor
Heritage Parts

Silver Sponsors
Hunter Fan Company
ITW Food Equipment Group

Bronze Sponsors
The Middleby Corporation
Standex Foodservice Equipment Group

For more information on the presenters and panel discussions please click here.