Annual Conference

No other industry event connects the Who’s Who from senior level distributors, manufacturers and suppliers outside of the hectic trade show environment than the UVSA Annual Conference. Exchange ideas, gain unique perspective and strengthen contacts in a relaxed, personal setting.

UVSA 2020 Annual Conference - Cancelled

The UVSA board of directors recently met via conference call to discuss canceling the UVSA 2020 Annual Conference scheduled for May 18-20 in Naples, FL because of concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak.  The board unanimously agreed to cancel the meeting in 2020. 

Since that time, CDC has issued new guidelines regarding gatherings of more than 10 people.   Our members and their families are of great concern to UVSA and we hope everyone is staying well and being safe during these challenging times.  The world is now a very different one than the one we woke up to last week. 

We are not planning on rescheduling the meeting this year but hope to offer information to our members on topics of importance that you will need to protect your business, your employees and your customers.  We are working with speakers that were scheduled to present at the 2020 conference to develop programming for us to be delivered via video, webcast and blogs in the coming months.

For 2020 Annual Conference registrants:

  • Meeting Registration Fees – We will be issuing refunds to everyone that has registered for the meeting.  You will be contacted via email notifying you when the refund has been processed.   
  • Reservations at the Naples Grande Hotel - If you booked the Naples Grande directly, your reservation will be automatically cancelled with no cancellation fee. If you booked through a third-party service you should contact that service directly to cancel your reservation.
  • Airline Reservations – Contact your airline directly to cancel your reservation. Most domestic carriers are waiving cancellation fees and are also issuing credits for future travel.

For Sponsors:

We have several options for our sponsors which have been sent via email.  UVSA staff will be contacting sponsors individually to discuss your options.   

We are truly disappointed to be missing out on the great networking, education and leadership development opportunities that are the hallmarks of our Annual Conference, but must do what is necessary to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  We look forward to seeing everyone next May 3-5 in Scottsdale, Arizona for the 2021 Annual Conference. 

Past Events

2019 - May 5-7 - Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee

2018 - May 6 – May 8 - Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, California

2017 - April 30 – May 2 - Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

2016 - May 1-3 - Meritage Resort & Spa, Napa, California

2015 - April 26-28 - Belmond Charleston Place, Charleston, South Carolina

2014 - April 27-29 - Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, Arizona

2013 - April 28-30 - Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida

2012 - April 29-May 1 - Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico