University of Innovative Distribution

March 11-14, 2018
JW Marriott Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Registration is open for the 2018 University of Innovative Distribution!  After you have registered, make plans to reserve your hotel room as the host hotel sold out early last year.  


  Tuition   Tuition With $600 PEI Scholarship Applied
PEI Member*   $1,295   $695
Non-Member   $2,195

$600 scholarships to the first 30 members who enter “PEI18” in the “Promo Code.”


Download Download the program flyer here.


The University of Innovative Distribution is a concentrated educational program focused on the wholesale distribution industry. Bringing excellence in education for 25 straight years, UID is sponsored by leading professional distribution associations, including PEI.

More than 40 courses allow you to select the learning experience you need. CEOs, branch managers, sales and marketing professionals, operations managers, purchasing and inventory personnel, HR staff, and manufacturers who work with distributors all benefit from attending UID.

Networking is also a big part of UID. You’ll have a chance to compare notes with professionals from other distribution-based industries. And PEI will also host a members-only night for attendees from our association. Watch for more details in the coming months about this special evening.

Click here to see UID 2018 courses.

PEI will offer $600 scholarships to the first 30 members who enter “PEI18” in the “Promo Code” (not the "Comp Code") section on the Online Registration form. Select “Association Member” as your Registration Type, then choose from more than 40 classes to plan a program suited to your needs.

 Register today for UID 2018!

UID Attendee Testimonials

"The two most important things I learned at UID were how to prove “Total Cost Savings” and to utilize “Value Added Selling”. Learning how to justify a higher priced product than competitors by adding value and providing total cost savings to customers has been an essential part of RDM’s growth in 2017." Kaylie Long, RDM Industrial Electronics, Inc.

 "My team and I have attended the program 2 separate years now and have gained substantial value each time.  With specific courses ranging from sales, to marketing, to inventory management, to executive level programs you will find the UID of value regardless of your role.  The value we have brought back to our company has paid dividends in efficiencies and innovative ideas to give us a competitive edge." JC Risewick, Senaco Companies

"This is a MUST for all distribution companies. I highly encourage you to send your team to this event."

PEI Testimonial