Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2024 | Washington, DC



Washington DC | January 30 – February 1, 2024

Executive Summit brings together the best and brightest leaders from across the wholesale distribution industry to experience three days of incredible networking, cutting-edge content, educational programming, and unforgettable experiences. NAW members hear from world-class speakers and explore topics and issues critical to the industry, coming away with the tools, knowledge, and connections to do their job better, have a clearer picture of the landscape ahead, and strategies to prepare for what’s next and how to get there first.

The 2024 NAW Executive Summit will kick off at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at the Fairmont Hotel, in the vibrant city of Washington, D.C., and in the historic neighborhood of Georgetown, and will adjourn at noon on Thursday, February 1, 2024.

NEW IN 2024NAW Communities

In addition to the world-class programming and keynote remarks attendees have come to expect from the Executive Summit mainstage, two communities will be introduced in 2024 to provide CEOs and leading executives the opportunity to engage in collaborative learning and knowledge-sharing with others who have similar interest areas and goals. Executive Summit attendees should self-select between:

  1. Commercial Growth Community –  is intended for those with significant interest and experience in sales, marketing, business development, and customer experience. 
  1. Operational Excellence Community – is intended for attendees with an expressed interest in operations, technology, people services, and finance. 

The concurrent themes through both communities will be innovation and business strategy, leveraging new ideas and perspectives to provide attendees with a competitive advantage. These communities are part of the full program and will meet together three separate times throughout the duration of the event.

Keynote Speakers

Alan Beaulieu
Economic Consultant
Shannon Bream
Fox News Sunday Anchor
Louis DeJoy
United States Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Robert Gates
Former Secretary of Defense and Director of Central Intelligence
Daniel Pink
New York Times Bestselling Author
David Walker
Former Comptroller General of the United States (1998 to 2008)

Community Speakers:

PAC Speaker:

A few of the companies attending:


Belknap White Group

Benco Dental Co

Boeing Distribution Services Inc

Brenntag North America Inc

Campbell Companies

Chattanooga Shooting Supplies Inc

COE Distributing

Copper State Bolt & Nut Co Inc

Curbell Plastics Inc

Distribution Management Inc

Dot Foods Inc

Ewing Outdoor Supply

Global Industrial

Gypsum Management & Supply Inc/GMS

Hy Vee Inc

Ingram Content Group Inc

Kirby Risk Electrical Supply

Martin Inc

Mighty Auto Parts

Nelson-Jameson Inc

Omni Cable Corporation

Pace Supply Corp

Parksite Inc

Patterson Dental

RelaDyne LLC

RS Hughes Co Inc

Shorr Packaging Corp

Specialty Building Products


Winsupply Inc

Reserve your room at the Fairmont Hotel, Washington, D.C., Georgetown

NAW’s room block at the Fairmont is now closed.
You can still make a reservation outside of our block at the Fairmont, or at another nearby hotel. For your convenience, the Park Hyatt is across 22nd Street and may have availability.

Interested in speaking at the 2024 Executive Summit?
Contact our Director of Member Programs, Courtney Powell, at [email protected].

Thank you to our sponsors:









ARCO Design/Build


Interested in sponsorship?

Email Adam Isenberg at [email protected] to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

Executive Summit 2023 Recap

NAW was proud to welcome over 300 of our nation’s leading wholesaler-distributors to Washington, D.C. for the industry’s premier event, the 2023 NAW Executive Summit: The Next Frontier of Wholesale Distribution. We aimed to bring together the best and brightest 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 distribution – and with the help of our members, strategic partners and sponsors, we are proud to say we delivered.