NAW 2018 Executive Summit

Thank You for Making the NAW 2018 Executive Summit a Success!

Leaders from diverse wholesale distribution lines of trade came together January 30–February 1, in Washington, DC, for the NAW 2018 Executive Summit: “Transform or Be Left Behind.” Our attendees told us they left the meeting inspired with innovative ideas, informed opinions, realistic strategies, and new business relationships formed with their peers across the industry.


Join Us Next Year

Mark your calendar now for the NAW 2019 Executive Summit, January 29–31, 2019, at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC.


NAW Executive Summit Sponsorship

We thank SPA, Inc. for sponsoring the NAW 2018 Executive Summit

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NAW Chairman's Address

Watch John Tracy, Executive Chairman of Dot Foods, and NAW 2017 Chairman of the Board, give his Chairman's Address culminating his year as NAW Chairman of the Board.

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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. – 10:10 a.m.

Herb Meyer
Founder, Storm King Press

SESSION AND SPEAKER INFO

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

Wednesday, January 31
10:25 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

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

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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

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SESSION AND SPEAKER INFO

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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

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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

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SESSION AND SPEAKER INFO

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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 Emeritus, 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

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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

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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 Director, Brent Grover & Co.

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

SESSION AND SPEAKER INFO

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

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SESSION AND SPEAKER INFO

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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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See You Next Year!

The next NAW Executive Summit will be January 29–31, 2019, at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC.

To learn more, please contact Alexandria Crenshaw at acrenshaw@naw.org.