Accelerate 2022

Accelerating towards the future of electronics supply chain.

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August 30-31, 2022

Dallas, Texas

Why should I attend?

If you work for an EMS, OEM, distributor, manufacturer or are a leader in the electronics manufacturing industry, this is for you! The Accelerate conference is for learning, networking, and collaborating.

We'll have a mix of fun, educational programming, workshops and round table discussions. The ultimate goal is to help move the industry forward towards a better supply chain.

  • Learn - Join panel discussions with EMS, OEM and Supply Chain leaders. Attend workshops about CalcuQuote tips and tricks.

  • Network - Get to know your peers, your supply chain partners, and of course - the wonderful team at CalcuQuote!

  • Collaborate - Meet with other industry leaders about the challenges you're facing, share best practices and move the industry forward!

Who should attend?

In Accelerate 2022, you'll be helping shape the future of the industry, learning about managing change during a volatile time and best practices for solving complex problems and expanding your network.

Visionaries

Visionaries are leaders of the electronics industry with a broad understanding of the impact that supply chain has on meeting key business objectives.

Problem Solvers

Problem solvers naturally shift between analyzing what the data shows, scoping the problem and then architecting a cross-functional way to address that problem.

Technical Leaders

Technical leaders have a nuanced understanding of how technology is enabling the next generation of supply chain innovation. This expertise is a key part of tackling the challenges of today and preparing for the challenges of tomorrow.

“CalcuQuote is a leader in supply chain digitalization - we're excited to see the great ideas that will come out from the Accelerate conference!”
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Conference Agenda

Registration extends from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM on Monday, August 29th.

7:00 am

Breakfast

Breakfast will be served in the hotel dining area.

8:30 am

Conference Kick-off - Day 1: Dealing with the Challenges of Today

The theme of the first day will be on how to deal with the challenges we face in the status quo.

9:15 am

Understanding the Storm

Mark Wolfe - IPC

This presentation will scope the problems in the status quo and present a framework for how to address those.

10:15 am

Break

10:30 am

Panel: Perspectives on Supply Chain Challenges and Solutions

A diverse panel of supply chain experts will discuss and take questions from the audience about what they've seen as an effective strategy for addressing supply chain challenges.

11:30 am

Lunch Break

12:30 pm

Workshop: Sharing Strategies on Dealing with Disruptions

This interactive session will break everyone into groups to discuss strategies and share best practices around supply chain resiliency.

2:00 pm

Break

2:30 pm

Workshop: Using Supply Chain as a Competitive Differentiator

How can supply chain innovation become an advantage to your business?

3:30 pm

Workshop: Leading Through Change in a Faster Paced Environment

The pace of change in the world continues to accelerate. How can business leaders help their organizations navigate through the changes?

4:30 pm

Happy Hour | Break

6:00 pm

Dinner | Supply Chain Trivia

Join us for a fun evening of dinner, drinks and a highly competitive game of Supply Chain Trivia!

7:00 am

Breakfast

Breakfast will be served in the hotel dining area.

8:00 am

Conference Kick-off - Day 2: Preparing for the Challenges of Tomorrow

8:15 am

Keynote Address - Future of “S” in EMS

Tony Aug - Nimble Gravity

9:00 am

What to Do When the Party is Over

Steve Vecchiarelli - CalcuQuote

Some analysts predict that the market will eventually shift from having demand exceed supply to the other way around. What does the data show about this, when will it happen and what can be done about it?

10:15 am

Examples of Digitally Connected Supply Chain Processes

Case Study of a customer who has found value in a digitally integrated supply chain process.

11:15 am

Workshop: How to Create a Digitally Connected Supply Chain Future

Interactive workshop for dealing with the practicalities of a supply chain digital transformation. What is needed from suppliers, buyers, leadership and technology?

12:15 pm

Lunch Break

1:15 pm

Focus Groups: Cetec ERP and CalcuQuote

Join a focus group between Cetec and CalcuQuote users to explore how the two systems can work more seamlessly together.

3:30 pm

Workshop: Takeaways from the Conference

Wrap up two intense days of learning, networking and collaborating with an open forum of closing thoughts.

4:30 pm

Closing Ceremonies

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FAQs

How do I get to the Accelerate conference?

The conference will be held at the Drury Plaza Hotel Dallas Richardson.

HERE is a link to the conference venue on Google Maps.

Public Transportation

The conference venue is just 3 minutes walking from the Bush Turnpike Station. And riding on the DART typically costs about $3.00. The Orange and Red Line light rails will connect you directly from the conference venue all the way to downtown Dallas (if you want to do some sightseeing) and even to DFW airport. Not a bad deal for just $3!

Car

The conference venue offers free parking for guests of the hotel. There's also plenty of parking available along the streets near the hotel, and a large parking garage (free) two blocks over.

Rideshare

Uber and Lyft are readily available in the area surrounding the hotel.

Which airport should I fly to?

Dallas has two major airports, and both are convenient for accessing the conference venue.

Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL)

DAL is the primary hub of Southwest Airlines. So you'll find plenty of flights options there. The airport is more centrally located and has the amenities of most major airports.

Fun fact: DAL was commissioned in 1917 as a training base for the US Army Air Service during World War I.

Dallas Fort-Worth Airport (DFW)

DFW is a major international airport and the primary hub of American Airlines. It also has many other international and domestic airlines to give you maximum number of options. Most flights (other than Southwest) fly into DFW. DFW is also connected to the DART light rail system so you can easily go from the airport to the hotel in a single train ride (it takes about 1.5 hours by train).

Fun fact: DFW Airport is larger than the island of Manhattan and is the 5th busiest airport in the world.

Which hotel should I stay in?

We've got a conference rate at the Drury Plaza Hotel (just a short elevator ride to the conference venue). The hotel is clean and the staff is super friendly - the CQ team members who stay there say it's one of the best hotel experiences they've had.

To book your rooms using the conference rate ($81/night), visit: https://www.druryhotels.com/bookandstay/newreservation/?groupno=10022161

But hurry, the rooms at this preferred rate are limited and expected to sell out!

While we encourage you to stay at the Drury, here are some other options in the area:

What is the price of a ticket to attend the conference?

We've worked really hard to make sure that this conference is as economical as possible while still being a valuable experience for everyone involved. You can see the different tiers of tickets HERE.

Your conference ticket includes meals for both days of the conference and admission into all sessions that you're interested in.

Contact us at accelerate@calcuquote.com about inquires regarding:

  • Group rates (5+ people from one company)
  • Sponsorships
What types of events will there be during the conference?

To maximize value for conference attendees we are organizing the conference into several different tracks based on interest of the attendees. You can of course attend events in any track you want (you're not just limited to a single track).

Events will be structured as a combination of:

  • Presentations from industry leaders and subject matter experts
  • Panel Q&A
  • Roundtable discussions and open dialogues
  • General networking / socializing

Is there a specific subject you'd like to see a session about? Please let us know by emailing accelerate@calcuquote.com - as always, your feedback is welcome!

What is the protocol for COVID-19 restrictions?

We will be following all requirements from the CDC and local health authorities in making arrangements for the conference.

Currently, in Richardson, Texas, there is no restrictions on gatherings nor requirments for wearing masks or proof of vaccine. That said, we encourage all participants to follow the recommendations of the CDC and their trusted physician in planning to attend.

Is there an option to attend virtually?

After spending two years attending remote or hybrid conferences, we're excited to host a fully in-person event. Therefore, we will not be live streaming this event through digital channels.

What is the refund policy?

If the event is cancelled entirely for some reason (fingers crossed this doesn't happen!) then the full value of your ticket price will be refunded to you. We cannot reimburse you for other travel related expenses if this were to occur.

But if you are unable to attend due to change in plans, illness or travel disruption, we are unable to offer refunds for the ticket.

If there are special circumstances you'd like us to consider, just email us at accelerate@calcuquote.com.