The Electrical Industry Marketing Conference (EIMC), to be held Aug. 7-9, 2005, in Chicago, has added Cooper Industries and Hubbell Wiring Systems to its growing list of sponsors. Electrical Wholesaling magazine is a co-sponsor of the conference, which is managed by Channel Marketing Group, Raleigh, N.C.

Many distributors, manufacturers and independent reps are already reserving the dates to attend the conference and expand their marketing knowledge to better support their companies' growth initiatives.

The EIMC is also receiving solid sponsorship support from the industry. Sponsors include:

Manufacturers

Cooper Industries (parent company of Cooper B-Line, Cooper Bussmann, Cooper Crouse-Hinds, Cooper Lighting, Cooper Power Systems, Cooper Tools and Cooper Wiring Devices) and Hubbell Wiring Systems (parent division of Bryant, Hubbell Premise Wiring and Hubbell Wiring Devices).

Industry Service Providers

Allen Ray & Associates, Arlington, Texas, a consulting firm that focuses on distributor pricing strategies; BtB Marketing, Raleigh, N.C., a marketing agency that has participated in industry marketing conferences for the past three years; Channel Marketing Group; DISC Corp., Orange, Conn., providers of electrical industry sales forecasts and other marketing data; Heritage Marketing and Incentives, Norwood, Mass., an incentive marketing company; Electrical Wholesaling; Taylor Market Media Group, Newport Beach, Calif., a sales and marketing automation provider; and Wolfe Promotional Services, Monroe, Conn., a sales/promotional agency.

Association

National Electrical Manufacturer Representative Association (NEMRA), Tarrytown, N.Y.

To become involved in the EIMC, contact David Gordon at dgordon@channelmkt.com