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Events

  • December 2nd-3rd, 2014

    NAW Billion Dollar Company CFO Roundtable

    O'Hare Hilton

    Sponsored by:

     

    The NAW Billion Dollar Company CFO Roundtable for direct members was created as a new mechanism for the CFO of large distribution enterprises to network with non-competing peers in multiple lines of trade on key finance issues.

    Similar to other billion dollar roundtables NAW has created for the CIO, Operations, Human Resource executives, and Chief Legal Officers this by invitation roundtable is composed of executives from billion dollar companies that meet in Chicago two times per year. This highly interactive group consists of the SENIOR-MOST financial executives or CFOs. The annual fee is $1,800 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 an alternate who can take the place of the CFO, should that person be unable to attend the scheduled meeting.

    If you would like to join the group please go to this link:

    Billion Dollar Company CFO Roundtable Membership

    If you would like to learn more please contact John Peter, Adam Isenberg or Tamela Blalock at 202.872.0885.

  • December 2nd-3rd, 2014

    NAW Billion Dollar Company CIO Roundtable

    O'Hare Hilton

    Sponsored by:

     

    The NAW Billion Dollar Company Chief Information Officer Roundtable for direct members was created as a new mechanism for the CIO’s of large distribution enterprises to network with non-competing peers in multiple lines of trade on key IT issues.

    Similar to other billion dollar roundtables NAW has created for the CLO, CFO, Operations, and Human Resource executive, this by invitation only roundtable is composed of executives from billion dollar companies that meet in Chicago two times per year. This highly interactive group consists of the SENIOR-MOST IT executives. The annual fee is $1,800 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 an alternate who can take the place of the enrolled Executive, should that person be unable to attend the scheduled meeting.

    If you would like to join the group please go to this link:

    Billion Dollar Company CIO Roundtable Membership

    If you would like to learn more please contact John Peter, Adam Isenberg or Tamela Blalock at 202.872.0885.

  • January 26th-27th, 2015

    NAW Association Executives Council (AEC) Winter Meeting

    Fairmont Washington

    NOTE: This meeting is open only to chief staff officers and senior staff members of NAW’s member national associations.

    Receive $100 room credit when you register and book your room at The Fairmont Washington, DC by December 15.

    Awesome presentations yielding fresh insights...networking with representatives of other distribution industry associations…and an abundance of take-home value...that is what awaits you at the NAW Association Executives Council (AEC) Winter Meeting!

    Make plans today to join your association executive peers for the NAW Association Executives Council (AEC) Winter Meeting, January 26–27, 2015, in Washington, DC.

  • January 27th-29th, 2015

    NAW 2015 Executive Summit

    Fairmont Washington

    The NAW 2015 Executive Summit is “Where Best-in-Class Distributors Create the Future.” Join us in Washington, DC, January 27–29!

    Register and book your room at The Fairmont Washington, DC hotel by December 15 and you’ll receive a $100 room credit!

    Every January in Washington, DC, leaders from diverse wholesale distribution lines of trade come together at the NAW Executive Summit to create the future of wholesale distribution. These best-in-class wholesaler-distributors attend our much-anticipated annual meeting because it gives them a fresh opportunity at the start of a new year to discuss industry issues with each other and with top leaders in business, government, and wholesale distribution. Please join us!

    NAW Executive Summit Sponsorship

    We’re proud to welcome Oliver Wyman as sponsor for the NAW 2015 Executive Summit.

  • April 14th-15th, 2015

    NAW Billion Dollar Company Chief Legal Officer Roundtable

    O'Hare Hilton

    The NAW Billion Dollar Company Chief Legal Officer Roundtable for direct members was created as a new mechanism for the Chief Legal Officers of large distribution enterprises to network with non-competing peers in multiple lines of trade on key finance issues.

    Similar to other billion dollar roundtables NAW has created for the CIO, CFO, Operations, and Human Resource executive, this by invitation only roundtable is composed of executives from billion dollar companies that meet in Chicago two times per year. This highly interactive group consists of the SENIOR-MOST legal executives. The annual fee is $1,800 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 an alternate who can take the place of the Legal Executive, should that person be unable to attend the scheduled meeting.

    If you would like to join the group please go to this link:

    Billion Dollar Company Chief Legal Officer Roundtable Membership

    If you would like to learn more please contact John Peter, Adam Isenberg or Tamela Blalock at 202.872.0885.

  • April 14th-15th, 2015

    NAW Billion Dollar Company HR Roundtable

    O'Hare Hilton

    Sponsored by:

    The NAW Billion Dollar Company HR Roundtable for direct members was created as a new mechanism for the HR of large distribution enterprises to network with non-competing peers in multiple lines of trade on key HR issues.

    Similar to other billion dollar roundtables NAW has created for the CIO, Operations, CFO, and Chief Legal Officers, this by invitation roundtable is composed of executives from billion dollar companies that meet in Chicago two times per year. This highly interactive group consists of the SENIOR-MOST HR executives. The annual fee is $1,800 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 an alternate who can take the place of the HR, should that person be unable to attend the scheduled meeting.

    If you would like to join the group please go to this link:

    Billion Dollar Company HR Roundtable Membership

    If you would like to learn more please contact John Peter, Adam Isenberg or Tamela Blalock at 202.872.0885.

  • April 14th-15th, 2015

    NAW Billion Dollar Company Operations Roundtable

    O'Hare Hilton

    Sponsored by:

     

     

    The NAW Billion Dollar Company Operations Roundtable for direct members was created as a new mechanism for the Operations Executives of large distribution enterprises to network with non-competing peers in multiple lines of trade on key operations issues.

    Similar to other billion dollar roundtables NAW has created for the CIO, CFO, Chief Legal Officer, and Human Resource executive, this by invitation roundtable is composed of executives from billion dollar companies that meet in Chicago two times per year. This highly interactive group consists of the SENIOR-MOST operations executives. The annual fee is $1,800 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 an 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:

    Billion Dollar Company Operations Roundtable Membership

    If you would like to learn more please contact John Peter, Adam Isenberg or Tamela Blalock at 202.872.0885.


     

  • April 28th-29th, 2015

    NAW Large Company Operations Roundtable

    O'Hare Hilton

    Sponsored by:

    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:

    Large Company Operations Roundtable Membership

    If you would like to learn more please contact John Peter, Adam Isenberg or Tamela Blalock at 202.872.0885.

  • April 28th-29th, 2015

    NAW Large Company CFO Roundtable

    O'Hare Hilton

    Sponsored by:

    The NAW Large Company CFO Roundtable for direct members was created as a new mechanism for the financial 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 finance executive, should that person be unable to attend the scheduled meeting.

    If you would like to join the group please go to this link:

    Large Company CFO Roundtable Membership

    If you would like to learn more please contact John Peter, Adam Isenberg or Tamela Blalock at 202.872.0885.

  • July 13th-15th, 2015

    NAW Association Executives Council (AEC) Summer Meeting

    The Broadmoor

    We are currently working on the agenda for the NAW Association Executives Council (AEC) Summer Meeting and will post more information in the coming months. Please check back.

    In the meantime, please add the NAW Association Executives Council (AEC) Summer Meeting to your calendar by clicking on the “Add to Calendar” button on the right side of your screen. When prompted, “Open” the appointment file and then “Save and Close” it. These actions will automatically place the NAW Association Executives Council (AEC) Summer Meeting onto your Outlook calendar.

  • September 29th-30th, 2015

    NAW Large Company CEO/COO Roundtable

    O'Hare Hilton

    Sponsored by:

    The NAW Large Company CEO/COO Roundtable is the only opportunity that provides networking and benchmarking exclusively with other top executives of mostly non competing and like sized Wholesale-Distribution companies. This is a highly valued business tool for those who have attended and will attend.

    NAW would like to invite you to attend the Large Company CEO/COO Roundtable for companies with sales of $100 million and above.

    Your businesses are changing on a daily, if not hourly, basis. Now is the time to join your peers to network and benchmark on issues that are affecting the way you run your organization. Find out what they are doing to survive now and how they are positioning themselves for the economic rebound. You will have the most in-depth and enlightening business conversations ever at this event!

    NAW member companies with sales of $100 million or more receive one complimentary registration as part of their benefits package.

    If you would like to attend this Large Company CEO/COO Roundtable please use the 'Register Now' link below.

    If you would like to learn more please contact John Peter, Adam Isenberg or Tamela Blalock at 202.872.0885.

  • October 14th-15th, 2015

    NAW Billion Dollar Company CEO Roundtable

    O'Hare Hilton

    Sponsored by:

     

    NAW's Billion Dollar CEO Roundtable is a unique event designed for CEO's of wholesale distribution companies with annual sales volumes that exceed $1 billion. A proverbial “who's who” in wholesale distribution, this unique conference provides you with the opportunity to network with non-competing peers across a diverse range of commodity lines. You will have the most in-depth business discussions ever at this event!

    This by-invitation-only event for CEO's of billion dollar companies provides attendees a distinct forum where they can interact with peers from the largest firms in the industry to share and discuss key strategic issues.

    Join your peers to discuss how you are surviving this economic climate and strategies to position your company for the coming rebound. Change is the only constant you can rely on and this event helps you to stay one step ahead.

    If you would like to attend this Billion Dollar CEO Roundtable please use the 'Register Now' link below.

    If you would like to learn more please contact John Peter, Adam Isenberg or Tamela Blalock at 202.872.0885.

Meeting and Events Contact

Tamela Blalock Director - Membership Services
  • 1325 G Street, NW
  • Suite 1000 Washington, D.C. 20005
  • Phone: (202) 872-0885

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