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Arrow Electronics Launches 23rd Annual Arrowfest

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Arrow Electronics Launches 23rd Annual Arrowfest09:34 EDT Tuesday, August 16, 2011 MELVILLE, N.Y. (Business Wire) -- Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced the dates for Arrowfest, its annual multicity tour and exhibition for customers and suppliers of its Americas Components business. Now in its 23rd consecutive year, Arrowfest kicks-off Sept. 8 in Philadelphia. Held in six locations in North America, Arrowfest provides an opportunity to see the latest innovations in technology and build valuable relationships. Each Arrowfest includes technical seminars relevant to the local marketplace where attendees receive hands-on training while learning about the latest technologies. Additionally, each location holds an exhibition where attendees can network with Arrow experts, manufacturers and industry professionals, see demos of new products and technologies and learn about the latest innovations from leading manufacturers. New this year, Toronto will host the inaugural Arrowfest Technical Seminar Series, focused specifically on technical seminars and training. Attendees can attend in-depth training with mini-exhibits provided by leading suppliers. Each Arrowfest has between 50 and 75 supplier exhibits featuring the latest technologies. Attendees include engineers, suppliers, original equipment and contract manufacturers, representatives and supply chain and purchasing professionals. “Every year we look forward to Arrowfest and the opportunity to connect with customers and suppliers in an informative, productive and fun venue,” said Vinnie Vellucci, president of Americas Components for Arrow Electronics. “Arrowfest provides a great forum for interaction with industry experts ready to share their insights, and for learning and reconnecting with industry peers.” Arrowfest 2011 will be held in the following locations: Philadelphia, Sept. 8 Chicago, Sept. 15 Minnesota, Sept. 22 Silicon Valley, Oct. 6 Toronto Technical Seminar Series, Oct. 13 Boston, Oct. 27 Visit www.arrowfest.com and select the city to see details on technical seminars and to register for a specific location. About Arrow Electronics Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for over 1,200 suppliers and 115,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 340 locations in 52 countries. Arrow Electronics, Inc.Chris MaioManager, External Communications631-847-5454cmaio@arrow.com