“ The NAW Executive Summit serves as a springboard for exponential learning and sharing of ideas that extends even beyond this event to over the course of the year as we continue to build solid relationships with our peers across the distribution industry.
Manuel Perez de la Mesa, President and CEO, Pool Corporation
“ The quality of the business presentations was terrific. Each one was relevant to my business.
James Christopher Smith, President and CEO, H.D. Smith LLC
“ The NAW Executive Summit provides distribution executives the opportunity to gain insight into the future of our industry and tools that will help us to navigate the challenges before us.
Joe Nettemeyer, President and CEO, Valin Corporation
“ Never underestimate the value of learning from industry peers.
Mike Altendorf, Vice President of IT, Do it Best Corp.
“ This was a great meeting. It had a tight agenda and terrific interaction.
Charles Cohen, President, Benco Dental Co.
“ The NAW Executive Summit is a must for any executive who would like to improve his or her business through sharing best practices and gaining knowledge about the current economic climate and how it can impact our business.
Patrick L. Larmon, President and CEO, Bunzl Distribution USA Inc.
“ All of my team who attended with me thought the NAW Executive Summit was outstanding again this year!
Mark W. Kramer, President and CEO, North American Plastics
Where Best-in-Class Distributors Create the Future
THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN WITH LEADERS FROM DIVERSE WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTION LINES OF TRADE TO DISCUSS CURRENT INDUSTRY CHALLENGES AND LEARN FROM OTHERS’ SUCCESSES.
Tectonic shifts in the marketplace are altering the landscape for wholesaler-distributors. You can transform. Or, you can be left behind. For transformers, the NAW 2018 Executive Summit will break you out of your comfort zone, sharpen your senses, and give you powerful insights to interpret and conquer today's ultra-competitive landscape.
Join the movers and shakers in wholesale distribution to lead a distribution revolution at our next NAW Executive Summit: "Transform or Be Left Behind."
You will experience the best networking in the industry as you renew acquaintances and talk business with your peers from diverse distribution lines of trade and with other top experts in business, government, media and wholesale distribution.
You will add your own perspectives to the program during our very popular Discussion Roundtables. This will be your time to network in a small-group setting with distribution peers from other lines of trade—who aren’t your competitors—and learn what’s working and what isn’t in the industry today.
Register and book your room by December 15 and you’ll receive a $100 room credit. Additional registrants from your company will receive a discount on their registration fees so bring other team members with you.
NOTE: If your company isn’t a wholesale distribution firm and isn’t an NAW member, you must become an NAW member to attend the NAW Executive Summit. To learn about joining NAW, please click here or contact Nathan Nelson at 202.872.0885 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Program and Speakers
Business attire is appropriate.
Photo Highlights from Last Year’s NAW Executive Summit
These Wholesale Distribution Companies Have Attended the NAW Executive Summit
Abbott Rubber Co Inc
Advent International Corporation
Alex Lee Inc
Amarillo Hardware Co
American Forest Products
American Tire Distributors
Americhem International Inc
Ames Tile & Stone
Animal Supply Co
Applied Industrial Technologies
APS Lighting & Safety Products
Aquarius Supply Inc
Arbill Safety Products
Argent Tape & Label Inc
Argo International Corp
Arkansas Mill Supply Co
Athens Janitor Supply Co Inc
Atlantic Paper & Supply
Atlas Fibre Co
Bargreen Ellingson Inc
Belknap White Group/Alcco
Benco Dental Co
Billows Electric Supply Co
Blish Mize Co
Boelter Companies Inc (The)
Boise Cascade Company, Building Materials Distribution
Border States Electric Supply
Bossard North America Inc
Brame Speciality Co
Breakthru Beverage Group
Bridgewater Wholesalers Inc
Building Material Distributors Inc/BMD
Bunzl Distribution USA Inc
BWI Companies Inc
BWI Distribution Inc
Reserve Your Room Today
A block of rooms has been reserved at The Fairmont Washington, DC for NAW Meeting attendees at the following special rates:
● Fairmont (Regular) Room: $365 per night
● Deluxe Room: $405 per night
● One-Bedroom Suite: $445 per night
NOTE: Register for the NAW Meeting and book your room at The Fairmont Washington, DC by December 15 and receive a $100 room credit.
The Fairmont Washington, DC
2401 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037
Known for comfort and luxury, The Fairmont Washington, DC is located in Washington’s fashionable West End, at the corner of 24th & M Streets, N.W. Close to shops, museums, restaurants, and sightseeing venues, this hotel is certain to please all meeting attendees.
Don’t Miss This Much Talked About Event – Register Now
Join together with other best-in-class wholesale distribution company leaders at the NAW Executive Summit and learn about the bold, innovative ideas and trends that are ahead for the wholesale distribution industry.
“ The NAW Executive Summit is the best event of the year to learn about the wholesale distribution trends in business and politics. No other event allows peers to come together and openly discuss the challenges we face daily in the rapidly changing business of distribution. Robin Slater, Vice President of Sales, Valin Corporation
NAW 2018 Executive Summit Registration Fee
Direct Member - Primary Registrant $2,195
Direct Member - Additional Registrant (same company) $2,030
Members of NAW Member Association
Member of NAW Member Association - Primary Registrant $2,300
Member of NAW Member Association - Additional Registrant (same company) $2,140
Non-Member - Primary Registrant $2,595
Non-Member - Additional Registrant (same company) $2,445