The American Supply Association (ASA) and the Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors-National Association (PHCC) have announced a new collaboration for 2005 called Network '05.

Network '05 is a consolidated industry program that will include the annual meetings of both ASA and PHCC, as well as a new combined series of programs that will bring together manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors in a collaborative setting. The highlight of Network '05 will be the Channel Marketplace, a one-day table-top event that will offer manufacturers the opportunity to have more intimate discussions with their distributor and contractor customers.

The program was conceived by the leaders of ASA and PHCC to answer the manufacturing community's desire to continue to consolidate industry events. "We've been talking about getting the entire channel together at one event like this for some time," said Inge Calderon, ASA's executive vice president. "With the ISH North America show going to an every-other-year cycle, we have the perfect opportunity to do so starting in '05."

Network '05 will take place Sept. 7-10, 2005, at the Disney Swan & Dolphin Hotels in Orlando, FL. For more information, call Inge Calderon at (312) 464-0090.