The EDS Board of Directors has announced that it will reschedule its 2021 EDS Leadership Summit. Previously set to take place in Las Vegas from May 10 – 14, the dates are now set for August 30 – September 2.
The change in dates also moves the start day to Monday rather than the traditional Tuesday kickoff — and runs through Thursday, September 2. This move will increase the likelihood that vaccinations and other health and safety protocols will promote greater confidence in attending EDS. The Mirage Resort will remain the EDS hosting venue, as it has been since 2015.
Considered the premier annual event for the international electronic components industry, the EDS Summit typically draws over 4,000 executives from the world’s leading manufacturers, distributors and sales representatives. EDS is jointly sponsored by the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA), the Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) and the Global Electronic Distributors Association (GEDA).
“Many health experts are predicting the new Covid-19 vaccines could be widely available in the U.S by June of next year,” said Walter Tobin, President of ERA. “Resetting EDS to the end of August, we believe, will make for a better and more secure Summit experience.”
David Loftus, CEO and President of ECIA agreed. “Nothing is more important to us than the health and well-being of our fellow industry citizens. We hope and expect this change provides the confidence for our attendees and sponsors to fully participate in EDS 2021.”