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NAW 2017 Executive Summit: Chairman’s Address


Watch Richard W. Schwartz's Chairman's Address

At the NAW 2017 Executive Summit in Washington, DC, January 31–February 2, Richard W. Schwartz, Chairman of the Board, Winsupply Inc., gave his Chairman's Address. Titled “The Time Has Come to Reinvent Free Enterprise Capitalism in America,” Mr. Schwartz's Chairman's Address culminated his year as NAW Chairman of the Board.

View the video of his Chairman's Address and other information from the NAW Executive Summit. Read the transcript


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Billion Dollar Company CEO Roundtable

October 11-12, 2017

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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.


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