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University of Innovative Distribution

JW Marriott Indianapolis  |  Indianapolis, IN  |  March 10-13, 2019


Registration is open for the 2019 University of Innovative Distribution!  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. 

 After you have registered, make plans to reserve your hotel room as the host hotel sold out early last year.  

Registration Fees

  Early Bird Tuition (by January 9, 2019)   Tuition With $600 PEI Scholarship Applied
PEI Member*   $1,095   $495
Non-Member   $2,095

PEI will offer $600 scholarships to the first 30 members who enter “PEI19” 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.


UID 2019 Courses

Courses are held from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm each day. Each registrant will receive a notebook, distributed at check-in, that will include the support materials for each session you’ve been assigned to. These materials include worksheets, background readings, exercises, and suggested action plans. Resource materials are not available for sessions to which you’ve not been assigned. The UID experience is designed to enhance and fortify your knowledge, skills and abilities with a hands-on experience to support immediate application into your work environment.

Which Courses are Right for Me?

UID is designed specifically for CEO’s, Branch Managers, Sales & Marketing Managers, Purchasing Managers, Sales Personnel, Human Resources Directors, Operations Managers, Manufacturers Personnel working with Distributors, Inventory Managers and Training Managers. Most session descriptions indicate the target audience that would benefit most from participation (job titles, level of experience, etc.). We suggest you use this as a guide when making your session selections.

  Download the program flyer here.