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January 29th-31st, 2013

NAW 2013 Executive Summit


Thank You for Making the NAW 2013 Executive Summit a Success!

Leaders from diverse wholesale distribution lines of trade came together January 29–31, in Washington, DC, for the NAW 2013 Executive Summit: Unlocking Secrets of Success from the Best. Our attendees told us they left the meeting inspired with innovative ideas, informed opinions, and realistic strategies.

View the Chairman’s Address by NAW 2012 Chairman Mark W. Kramer, President and CEO of Laird Plastics.

View PowerPoint slides of presentations made available for posting. Available slides are listed under the main presenters’ sessions.

Here are highlights from the NAW Executive Summit. Click on the “Next>” button in the lower right corner below the image to start.


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The next NAW Executive Summit will be January 28–30, 2014, in Washington, DC.

If you would like to learn more about this event, please contact Stephanie Makowski at smakowski@naw.org.


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