“You need to be there,” says Joe Marion, President of the ASCDI. “Come to our meetings, member or not, we invite you to come, and learn what’s going on. When you network with the best in the industry, you’re going to learn, and we’re going to learn from you, and that’s what it’s really all about.” To Marion, the ASCDI’s highest value comes from getting people together to learn and build strong commercial partnerships.
In this podcast, Marion discusses upcoming events and outlines the ASCDI’s work on hot topics such as Right to Repair and education of IT resellers on tariff and trade issues. Marion discusses ASCDI’s work on IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) and ITAD certification, a major expectation and best practice in today’s IT market. Marion discusses ASCDI’s understanding of counterfeit issues and methods to safely import and export products, and he invites people involved in trade to contact the ASCDI to learn more. Marion also discusses the organization’s sponsorship program that has enabled a core of leading members to help fund ASCDI’s valuable resources and initiatives. We also hear about the ASCDI’s ethics process, a thirty-year on-going program that offers members and non-members navigate safely in an active trading market. “We can help you avoid stepping on landmines with all the alerts and information we provide to members”.