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2016 Annual Meeting

Here's the schedule for this year's meeting.  Looking forward to seeing everyone in New Orleans!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 

Agenda: EASI/FDM4 Reception & Dinner    

Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm    

Room: Rib Room

Attendees: All EASI Attendees  


Thursday, March 31, 2016 

Agenda                                        Time                     Room                    Attendees             

Breakfast                                  7:00am-8:00am          Promenade            All EASI Attendees

Tech Committee Meeting             9:00am-9:30am          Esplanade             Tech Committee Members

Steering Committee Meeting        9:30am-9:45am           Esplanade             Steering Committe Members

Financial Audit                          9:45am-10:00am         Esplanade             Nick F., Nick B., Jean

EASI Meeting                            10:00am-12:00pm       Esplanade             All EASI Attendees

Lunch                                      12:00pm-1:00pm        Promenade           All EASI Attendees

EASI Meeting (continued)           1:00pm-3:00pm          Esplanade             All EASI Attendees

Afternoon Break                        3:00pm-3:15pm          Esplanade             All EASI Attendees

EASI Meeting (continued)           3:15pm-5:00pm          Esplanade             All EASI Attendees

EASI Members, 


Mark your calendars for the next annual EASI Members’ meeting to be held on Thursday, March 31 at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel in New Orleans. Reception and dinner will take place Wednesday evening.


Topics for this year’s meeting include:

  • Changes in our industry and their impact on the EASI organization

  • Website Enhancements and Resources

  • EASI Step by Step Guide for Distributors/Wholesalers

  • The value of the new 850/856 versions

  • Review of recently adopted and published standards: 

    • 850 PO (dropship compliant)

    • 856 ASN (dropship compliant)

    • 810 Invoice (Consolidated)

    • IMG Standard (for ecommerce asset communications) *New

    • 821 Financial Account Statement *New

    • 180/181 Return Authorizations

    • 861 Receipt Advice

  • EASI Validation Site Updates

  • 997 Functional Acknowledgement Best Practices

  • 846 Inventory Status or 832 PDD ecommerce version proposal

  • 846 XML Inventory Status Standard

  • EASI Member Web Seal


To reserve your room, contact the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel at 1-800-578-0500 and ask for the FDM4 & EASI group rate ($199 from March 28 to March 31).


This year, in appreciation for all of the work the members have done for the EASI group, we’ve reduced the registration fee from $350 to $250.  Download and complete the registration form (PDF / XLS ) and email the completed form to


Checks can be made payable to "EASI Group, Inc." in the amount of $250 per attendee and mailed to:


Nick Freitag, EASI Treasurer
214 E. Stadium Drive
Eden, NC 27288


Or use our convenient online PayPal option here.


More information regarding registration for the meeting will be sent to you soon.

Rob Smith
EASI Steering Committee Chairperson
Contact if you have any questions.

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