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Join us January 31, 2023 – February 2, 2023, as we bring together top industry leaders and the brightest and the best, to discuss the current landscape of wholesale distribution, what’s on the horizon, and how we blaze the trail for the next generation of wholesale distributors.

Our Story

NAW is one of America’s leading trade associations, representing the $7.4 trillion wholesale-distribution industry. Founded in 1946, NAW is comprised of national, regional, and state employers of all sizes, industry trade associations, partners, and stakeholders spanning all sectors of distribution. Our industry employs more than 5 million workers throughout the United States and accounts for 1/3 of the U.S. GDP. There are 35,000 wholesale distribution companies that operate nearly 150,000 places of business in all 50 states that are affiliated with NAW.

Upcoming Events

NAW Executive Summit: The Next Frontier of Wholesale Distribution

Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2023 | Washington, DC

NAW’s 2023 Executive Summit will take place January 31 – February 2, 2023, at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC. The wholesale distribution industry has seen America through every

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NAW’s Voice in Washington, DC

The NAW Government Relations team fights every day for NAW members across the country – serving as an important collective voice for the $7 trillion distribution industry in Washington, D.C. NAW advocates for policies that support wholesaler-distributors, ensuring businesses can thrive, prosper, and build a stronger future.

Our Mission

NAW’s mission is to deliver world-class programs and services designed to help the most dynamic companies in wholesale distribution succeed.

5.9 Million Employees Nationwide
30,000 Employers
$7.4 Trillion in Economic Activity
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