Second Annual Conference
March 1-3, 2019
Networking — Adding Value — Connecting With Excellence
Courtyard Orlando Downtown
730 North Magnolia Avenue ∙ Orlando, Florida 32803
MANA is pleased to help publicize this non-MANA event. It is open to all women reps regardless of whether or not they are MANA members.
√ Connect with other female manufacturers’ representatives
√ Discuss topics that are important to you:
- Business and Succession Planning
- Contract Negotiations
- Getting More Women into the Profession
- Delegate to Elevate
- Strategic Planning and Management
√ Make lasting business support networks
Attorney Leslie Marrel will make a presentation on Manufacturers’ Representative-Manufacturer Agreements at this Conference.
MANA is pleased to help publicize this non‑MANA event. It is open to all women reps regardless of whether or not they are MANA members.
Registration for this event is required, but your only cost is your own airfare, lodging and meals. To register and to receive information about special discounted room rates for this event, contact Michelle Jobst, president, Jobst Incorporated, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The discounted rate for the hotel expires on January 29, 2019.
Here is what attendees had to say about last year’s conference:
“Every session had great ideas and suggestions to improve and grow my business and I will definitely be implementing many of them. It was such a wonderful experience networking with my peers as women rep owners and I look forward to next year!”
— Cindy Doherty, CPMR, COO, Intralec Electrical Products, Ltd.
“I found the WRExpo to be a great avenue for getting together with other like-minded women in the sales representative career path. Since there aren’t a whole lot of female rep firms, being together with the group made me feel less isolated in this industry. I was motivated and inspired by listening to the other women’s experiences. During our meeting sessions we were able to review how each of us handles certain situations and challenges with principals and customers and even review when to hire, whom to hire, and how to motivate new employees, sub-reps, etc. We were able to share what works for each of us. I also felt instant friendships forming. Definitely looking forward to our follow-up phone calls and the next opportunity to meet!”
— Marnee Palladino, president, MARN, Inc.
“It is always nice when you can speak with other individuals who understand your business. The WRExpo, created a low-key environment that allowed us to share with one another what things we were doing well, what things we needed help with and to get advice on how to take the business to the next level. Most importantly the network has been established and friendships were created. We now have the names and numbers of several other women business owners/friends who are only a phone call away if I need to run something by them.”
— Tasha Sharp, owner, Sharp Incentives
“I am highly impressed with the caliber of women that came to the WRExpo. In the sales world, at least from my history, women have not been supportive of one another. Talking with this group, I found trust, friendship, support and so much help in areas that I did not fully understand we were all walking through. With a group like this, we will be able to support up-and-coming women to break through barriers that we fought to overcome on individual levels. There are great things ahead for women representatives!”
— Molly Morrison, territory rep, Quality Sales, Inc.
“WRExpo 2018 provided us with an amazing opportunity to network and develop key relationships with like-minded women independent sales representatives. I am pleased with the sense of community and camaraderie which developed over the weekend. This event created a comfortable environment in which we shared experiences, resources, best practices, and ideas. The topics covered were relevant and the discussions which occurred during each session added value both on a professional and personal level. I was inspired by the knowledge and experiences shared by each woman in attendance. Overall, I feel that the WRExpo community is a unique and powerful resource for women to connect, offer support and share resources. I look forward participating in future conferences and events.”
— Keynae Agnew, CPMR, CEO/president, Agnew Pacific Enterprises, LLC
“Attending the WRE2018 was the best thing I could have done for myself and our sales rep business. I am not a sales rep — yet! I am the office administrator and often called upon to help with the needs of a supplier and/or customer. I saw this conference as an opportunity for me to gain more knowledge to support our sales staff. What I found was so much more.
“Going to this conference was totally out of my comfort zone, as I work in the office and I knew these women were all sales reps. What I found was a group of women that were supportive of each other, a totally different perspective of being sales rep (I work with all men) as well as more knowledge and tools for the industry.
“I have often thought about becoming a sales rep but have been scared to pull the trigger. Being with this group of women this weekend, feeling the camaraderie and having the support of these women, I am now ready to start the process of becoming a sales representative.”
— Kara Brashear, administrator, Central Tower Exchange Corp.