NAW 2018 Executive Summit

 

 

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 corporaterelations@naw.org.

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Our Program and Speakers

Business attire is appropriate.

ES18_Herb_Meyer

GENERAL SESSION
The Biggest Un-Reported News Stories in the World and Why They Are Good News for American Business

Wednesday, January 31
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Herb Meyer
Founder, Storm King Press

SESSION AND SPEAKER INFO

ES18_Jonathan_Byrnes

GENERAL SESSION
The Coming Revolution in Distribution: How to Stay on Top

Wednesday, January 31
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Jonathan Byrnes
Senior Lecturer, MIT
Founding Partner and Chairman, Profit Isle, Inc.

SESSION AND SPEAKER INFO

Stanley-McChrystal-HS

GENERAL SESSION
What in the World Is Going on in Washington?

Wednesday, January 31
11:15 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

Jade West
Senior Vice President–Government Relations, NAW

SESSION AND SPEAKER INFO

John Tracy

NAW Chairman’s Address

Wednesday, January 31
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


John Tracy
Executive Chairman, Dot Foods

SESSION AND SPEAKER INFO

ES18_Jim_Tompkins

GENERAL SESSION
Taking Control of Your Future

Wednesday, January 31
1:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

Jim Tompkins
President and CEO, Tompkins International

SESSION AND SPEAKER INFO

David Bauders

Driving Profitable Growth in the Cognitive Era

Wednesday, January 31
2:50 p.m. – 3:08 p.m.

David Bauders
President and CEO, Strategic Pricing Associates

SESSION AND SPEAKER INFO

ES18_Mark_Kramer

GENERAL SESSION
Moderator for Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation of the Distribution Workforce: Do You Think I’m Sexy?

Wednesday, January 31
3:09 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Mark Kramer
President and CEO, North American Plastics

SESSION AND SPEAKER INFO

Megan Burke

GENERAL SESSION
Panelist for Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation of the Distribution Workforce: Do You Think I’m Sexy?

Wednesday, January 31
3:09 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Megan Burke
Manager of Communication and Training, U.S. Lumber Group

SESSION AND SPEAKER INFO

Stacey Hatchell

GENERAL SESSION
Panelist for Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation of the Distribution Workforce: Do You Think I’m Sexy?

Wednesday, January 31
3:09 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Stacey Hatchell
Residential Builder Sales, Ferguson Enterprise, Inc.

SESSION AND SPEAKER INFO

Dave Shrigley

GENERAL SESSION
Panelist for Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation of the Distribution Workforce: Do You Think I’m Sexy?

Wednesday, January 31
3:09 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Dave Shrigley
Business Development Team Lead, Revere Electric Supply Co.

SESSION AND SPEAKER INFO

Ron_Calhoun

GENERAL SESSION
Moderator for Get the Lowdown from Your Distribution Thought Leaders: The NAW Institute Fellows Speak Their Minds

Thursday, February 1
9:05 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.

Ron Calhoun
President and CEO, Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Company

SESSION AND SPEAKER INFO

ES18_Mark_Dancer

GENERAL SESSION
Panelist for Get the Lowdown from Your Distribution Thought Leaders: The NAW Institute Fellows Speak Their Minds

Thursday, February 1
9:05 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.

Mark Dancer
President, Channelvation, Inc.

SESSION AND SPEAKER INFO

Brent Grover

GENERAL SESSION
Panelist for Get the Lowdown from Your Distribution Thought Leaders: The NAW Institute Fellows Speak Their Minds

Thursday, February 1
9:05 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.

Brent Grover
Managing Partner, Evergreen Consulting

SESSION AND SPEAKER INFO

Barry Lawrence

GENERAL SESSION
Panelist for Get the Lowdown from Your Distribution Thought Leaders: The NAW Institute Fellows Speak Their Minds

Thursday, February 1
9:05 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.

F. Barry Lawrence
Program Director, Industrial Distribution, Texas A&M University

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Michael Marks

GENERAL SESSION
Panelist for Get the Lowdown from Your Distribution Thought Leaders: The NAW Institute Fellows Speak Their Minds

Thursday, February 1
9:05 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.

J. Michael Marks
Managing Partner, Indian River Consulting Group

SESSION AND SPEAKER INFO

GENERAL SESSION
NAW Economic Forecast for 2018–2019

Thursday, February 1
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Alan Beaulieu
NAW Senior Economic Advisor, and President, ITR Economics

SESSION AND SPEAKER INFO

ES18_Chris_Stirewalt

GENERAL SESSION
From the Foxhole with Chris Stirewalt

Thursday, February 1
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Chris Stirewalt
Politics Editor, Fox News Channel

SESSION AND SPEAKER INFO

 
 
 
 
 

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These Wholesale Distribution Companies Have Attended the NAW Executive Summit

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Abbott Rubber Co Inc
ADI
Advent International Corporation
Airgas Inc
Alex Lee Inc
Amarillo Hardware Co
American Forest Products
American Tire Distributors
Americhem International Inc
Ames Tile & Stone
Animal Supply Co

Anixter Inc
API Distribution

Applied Industrial Technologies
APS Lighting & Safety Products
Aquarius Supply Inc
Arbill Safety Products
Argent Tape & Label Inc
Argo International Corp
Arkansas Mill Supply Co
AsiaEXP
Athens Janitor Supply Co Inc
Atlantic Paper & Supply
Atlas Fibre Co
Avnet Inc
AzTech Controls

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Bargreen Ellingson Inc
Belknap White Group/Alcco

Benco Dental Co
Bergquist Inc
Berlin Packaging
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

Broadway Industries
Building Material Distributors Inc/BMD
Bunzl Distribution USA Inc
Burris Logistics
BWI Companies Inc
BWI Distribution Inc

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Reserve Your Room Today

Hotel Registration
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.

These rates are guaranteed for reservations made by January 11, 2018. Take advantage of NAW’s special room rates and book your room now.

Book Your Room by December 15 to Get $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.

Book Your Room by December 15 to Get $100 Room Credit


 

Receive a $100 Room Credit When You Book Your Room by December 15!

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.

NAW 2018 Executive Summit Registration Fee

Direct Members    
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-Members    
Non-Member - Primary Registrant $2,595
Non-Member - Additional Registrant (same company) $2,445

 
 

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