University of Innovative Distribution


Registration for 2018 UID Now Open

UID Brochure.JPGMarch 11-14, 2018
JW Marriott Indianapolis Hotel
Indianpolis, Indiana 

2018 University of Innovative Distribution (UID)

Visit the website for full information on the program, including: schedule, course details, instructor bios, hotel information and certification. NBMDA members are eligible for discounted registration rates.

Download the 2018 UID Brochure.

Register before January 10, 2018 for the Early Bird rate. 

"Strong value in being able to step back and leverage the wisdom of others through practical and proven insight."

--Steve Hollinshead,
Director-Sales & Marketing,
Aetna Plywood

Who Should Attend UID?


UID is designed for all personnel working in the wholesale distribution channel, including:

  • Distributors
    • All manager-level personnel: sales, marketing, branch, operations, purchasing, inventory and human resources
    • Emerging company leaders
    • CEOs and other executive team members
  • Manufacturers
    • Personnel working with national distribution channels
  • Anyone looking to improve personnel performance and/or the company's bottom line!

"I personally would recommend it to any company that wants their management team to experience ideas from companies that vary from their own."

--Kevin Huth,employee at Amerhart, NBMDA member 


Students can apply UID coursework toward earning the Professional Certificate in Industrial Distribution awarded by Purdue University.