More than 165 companies to attend distribution and manufacturing conference in downtown Grand Rapids

SalesPad's annual PANELS conference will feature futurist as keynote speaker and offer workshops on supply chain, enterprise resource planning (ERP), manufacturing and more

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Manufacturing, distribution and warehousing professionals and community members are invited to attend PANELS 2018, an annual distribution and manufacturing conference hosted by SalesPad, Aug. 6-8. The three-day conference will feature industry experts from The Right Place, Steelcase and others, as well as Sheryl Connelly, the in-house futurist for Ford Motor Co., as the keynote speaker.

Media are invited to attend Connelly's presentation on Monday, Aug. 6 at the L.V. Eberhard Center.

"Back to the Future" is the theme for PANELS 2018, which is expected to bring in 350 attendees from more than 165 companies from around the country. Conference sessions will cover a wide range of topics including ERP, sales, manufacturing, automation and warehousing, as well as education specifically for companies using Microsoft Dynamics GP.

WHAT: SalesPad's annual PANELS conference

WHO: Futurist Sheryl Connelly

WHEN: Monday, Aug. 6; Lunch begins at noon and presentation begins at 1 p.m.

WHERE: JW Marriott, 235 Louis St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

About SalesPad

Built from a partnership between a small business owner and a developer, SalesPad knows operational ERP. It's why we exist, and why more than 15,000 people trust SalesPad to manage their distribution operations. We believe that inventory is the lifeblood of a business. After all, you can't sell what you don't have. This is why we empower businesses by providing them 100% visibility into their inventory management process. We work alongside existing accounting platforms like Microsoft Dynamics GP and QuickBooks to deliver meaningful customer data without compromising the security of core financials. For more, visit