Navigating the Future Together: Top 2024 Electronics Industry Conferences

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Get ready! The resurgence of post-pandemic, in-person conferences will continue in 2024, with significant opportunities for manufacturers, distributors, and representatives in the electronics industry to network and learn. As innovation and collaboration continue to define emerging trends in electronics, this year’s lineup of conferences will see thousands of industry enthusiasts converging to exchange insights and forge strategic partnerships.  

Today’s post explores our top recommendations for electronics-focused events this year - where electronics professionals can learn about cutting-edge innovations while fostering cross-industry collaboration and nurturing business opportunities that drive tangible growth.

Upcoming 2024 Electronics Industry Conferences in the US

As the electronics industry continues to fully embrace the return of in-person events, the potential for groundbreaking discoveries, transformative partnerships, and shared successes becomes more tangible than ever before. These conferences provide opportunities for invaluable face-to-face interactions to reignite the spark of creativity, innovation, and collaboration while enabling professionals to explore emerging technologies and industry trends firsthand.

2024 Annual ERA Conference

February 25, 2024 – February 27, 2024 / AT&T Hotel & Conference Center, Austin, TX

The 2024 Annual ERA Conference is a premier opportunity for manufacturers, distributors and manufacturer representatives to network, collaborate, and learn about innovation in the evolving electronics marketplace - and Peerless Electronics is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor this year.

The event will feature a robust agenda of keynote speeches, breakout sessions, workshops, and panel discussions led by industry experts. These sessions cover various topics, including market trends, sales strategies, technology advancements, and best practices for business growth and relationship building.

2024 EDS Summit

May 21, 2024 – May 24, 2024 / Resorts World Las Vegas, NV

The Elec­tron­ic Dis­tri­b­u­tion Show (i.e., EDS Summit), of which Peerless Electronics is once again a proud Bronze sponsor, is not a typical tradeshow. Best described as more of a sell-through than a sell-to envi­ron­ment, EDS is a leadership summit that empha­sizes qual­i­ty rather than quan­ti­ty. This annual gathering is a com­bi­na­tion of sched­uled, one-on-one meet­ings, edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams, and net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties with elec­tron­ic com­po­nent manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, and electronic distributors to discuss new opportunities, reset goals for the year ahead, and max­i­mize success. 

This year’s event is described as a “year-round match­mak­ing and plan­ning activ­i­ty that cul­mi­nates in Las Vegas at the EDS Summit.” Attendees can expect high-lev­el strate­gic meet­ings, event func­tions, and infor­mal gath­er­ings where busi­ness rela­tion­ships are rekin­dled and new ones formed over invaluable idea exchanges. Because the EDS Sum­mit is so dif­fer­ent from other trade shows, you must plan for it dif­fer­ent­ly. Therefore, EDS offers plenty of valuable information to help first-time visitors prepare.

2024 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE)

October 22, 2024 – October 24, 2024 / Las Vegas Convention Center, NV 

This year, the world of business aviation is coming to Las Vegas to see the latest aircraft, review innovations for the flight deck, and hear from aviation and business leaders about the industry's future. 

As the world's most influential business aviation trade show, NBAA-BACE 2024 is a convergence of aviation experts and leaders. It’s an ideal event for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to strengthen brand recognition in the industry and gain access to decision-makers and buyers of aviation products and services.

I/ITSEC 2024

December 2 - December 6, 2024 / Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

Organized and sponsored by NTSA, the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is the premier destination for those who work with training, education, simulation, and/or learning technologies in some capacity. This annual event showcases simulation, education, modeling, and training technology, making it one of the most cost-effective ways to exchange information among industry professionals, including the military educational communities.

I/ITSEC hosts professionals from industry, government, military, and academia - working in various sectors, including military and security, adult education, K12 education and STEM, medical, energy, transportation (including aerospace), and manufacturing. The conference enables attendees to actively participate in a number of education sessions and network with government, industry, and academia peers and experts.

IBEX 2024

October 1 - October 3, 2024 / Tampa Convention Center Tampa, FL

IBEX (The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference) is North America’s largest technical trade event for marine industry professionals. IBEX is owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (www.nmma.org)  and RAI Amsterdam (www.rai.nl).

This trade event for professionals in the recreation marine industry offers attendees over 700+ exhibits in the exhibit halls, outdoor display space, and on the IBEX Docks. Offering unparalleled training and education from industry experts and associations, IBEX provides highly targeted networking opportunities for marine industry OEMs and suppliers, aftermarket manufacturers, and service providers.

MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2024

September 24 - September 26, 2024 / Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, NV

MINExpo is the world’s largest mining event, where mining professionals can explore cutting-edge technology transforming the industry, purchase equipment and parts, and share ideas to help improve operations. With a focus on all things mining (and only mining), this event delivers what others can’t — a chance to glimpse the future of your industry and find what your operation needs now, including access to the technical staff that can answer questions and provide the information you need to make intelligent purchasing decisions.

This annual event represents every element of the mining industry: exploration, planning, processing, safety, sustainability, and reclamation.

GSE EXPO 2025

September 16 - September 18, 2025 /  Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, NV

The GSE EXPO for ground support equipment professionals is skipping 2024. However, the 2025 date has been announced, and those interested can sign up to receive information at www.gseexpo.com

The GSE EXPO is the premier event for advancing the ground support equipment industry and one of the industry's most trusted forums for information exchange, networking, and business development. Next year’s GSE EXPO will provide interactive opportunities for a first-hand look at the products, equipment, and technologies impacting the ground support market today and tomorrow.

These annual events and conferences are where industry leaders and innovators network, share insights, unveil new technologies, and more. Don’t miss the opportunity to connect, learn, and innovate while forming strategic partnerships for future growth - register today for the event(s) that aligns with your professional goals!   

Peerless Electronics is a full-service, authorized stocking distributor for leading manufacturers and suppliers in the military, aerospace, industrial, transportation, and medical sectors.