May 2-3, 2017 at the O’Hare Hilton
“NAW’s Large Company Operations Roundtable lets me network with other wholesale operations professionals, across different industries. Regardless of the industry we serve, as a wholesale distributor, we face the same challenges, opportunities and changing technologies. Learning from one another’s successes and failures-turned-successes, and sharing this information is extremely valuable. I enjoy the size and dynamics of the group and plan on attending future meetings.”
Anonymously submitted by the VP of Operations of a $794 Million Distributor
Eligibility: Companies with $100M to $999M annual revenue.
The NAW Large Company Roundtable is the only opportunity that provides networking and benchmarking exclusively with other top executives of non competing, like-sized Wholesale-Distribution companies.
The NAW Large Company Operations Roundtable for direct members was created as a new mechanism for the Operations executive of large distribution enterprises to network with non-competing peers in multiple lines of trade on key operations issues.
This by invitation roundtable is composed of executives from large companies that meet in Chicago two times per year and is highly interactive. The annual fee is $1,500 per member, which covers meeting costs for two events in a twelve month cycle. Participants are expected to cover the cost of their hotel and travel. Once the annual fee is paid, there are no additional fees to attend the meetings, which will last one day beginning with a reception and dinner the evening before.
The participating companies can also name a senior level alternate who can take the place of the operations executive, should that person be unable to attend the scheduled meeting.
If you would like to join the group please go to this link:
If you would like to learn more, please contact John Peter or Tamela Blalock at 202.872.0885.
NAW Large Company Operations Roundtable Agenda
May 2, 2017 – Day 1
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Opening Session & Discussion – Joint Session with Large Company CFO Roundtable
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Reception – Drinks & Dialogue
Come prepared to meet and mingle with your fellow participants from the largest firms in the industry.
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Large Company Executive Dinner
Make sure to reserve your seat for the most exclusive executive supper club in Chicago this evening! This dinner is your opportunity to pick the brains of the senior executives for the top wholesale distribution companies in the industry.
May 3, 2017 – Day 2
7:00 AM – 7:45 AM
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Opening Session & Discussion
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
9:45 AM – 11:00 AM
General Session & Discussion
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This session is set aside for you to raise any issue you would like and have the group provide their thoughts. This is an open forum to further discuss any item on the agenda or to bring up topics that are not on the agenda. Make sure to take notes during this session, you may find a perfect topic to suggest for the next NAW Roundtable.
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Joint Lunch & Networking Discussion with CFO Roundtable
This is the “halftime” period where you meet up with all of the Large Company senior executives at this week’s Roundtable to compare ideas and benchmark across disciplines. Both the CFO and Operations executives will attend this joint lunch.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Closing Session & Discussion
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Set Agenda for Next Meeting Scheduled for November 1-2, 2017