Seminar Specifically Designed for Distributors Who Resale Connectors
and Cable Assemblies . . .
The Fleck Distributor Congress was held on May 15, 1998 at Treasure
Island Hotel in Las Vegas. FDC is a market review of the connector,
cable assembly and backplane industry tailored to the interconnect
distributor. Industry demand continues to be strong for electronic
components, computer systems and peripherals. Distributors continue
to capitalize on the industry's insatiable appetite for these electronic
components, with forecasts indicating continued growth. As technological
trends continue to change at a rapid pace, any distributor in the
interconnect industry needs to know how those changes could affect
As a distributor involved in the interconnect industry, FDC will
provide you with information needed to strategically plan the future
course of your business.
The half-day seminar was focus exclusively on those issues of the
highest interest and importance to the interconnect distributor,
- Where connectors and cable assemblies are used, including the
over 140 types of equipment utilizing interconnect products; i.e.,
datacom equipment such as LANs, mainframe networks, hubs, switches,
- Strengths, weaknesses and business strategies of leading connector
manufacturers. Impact of technological trends on distribution
in 1998 and beyond, covering demand sectors of computers, telecom,
communications, datacom, consumer, automotive, military and more.
- In-depth market analysis, including DTAM in North America by
product type; rankings of connector distributors; POS, inventory
turns and GPM; and connector point-of-sale by geographic region/state.
- Path-to-market analysis, including where the customer buys product
(OEM direct from connector factory, contract manufacturer, distributor
- Importance of globalization, with visibility on Europe, the
Pacific Rim and Japan.