Delivering for Best-in-Class Wholesaler-Distributors

Registration will open in early 2018.

We are currently in the process of finalizing our 2018 program. Please check back for updates. Please contact Tara Mostatab at tmostatab@naw.org if you have any questions.

October 10-11, 2018 at the O’Hare Hilton

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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.

If you would like to learn more please contact Tara Mostatab at 202.263.4080 or tmostatab@naw.org.

Eligibility: Companies with $1B+ in annual revenue.
The NAW Billion Dollar Roundtable is the only opportunity that provides networking and benchmarking exclusively with other top executives of non competing, like-sized Wholesale-Distribution companies.

NAW Billion Dollar CEO Roundtable Preliminary Agenda

Day 1 - October 10, 2018

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Registration

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Opening Session & Discussion

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Networking Discussion Workshop

Join your noncompeting peers in NAW’s exclusive networking groups to discuss ideas, share solutions and find answers to key issues that could apply to your business, today.

ENTRY TICKET: Your ticket for entry is to bring two ideas or questions concerning the presentation that you want to discuss. Present your entry ticket to your table captain at the start of the discussion workshop.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Break

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Reception – “Drinks & Dialogue”

Come prepared to meet and mingle with your fellow participants from the largest firms in the industry.

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Billion Dollar Executive Dinner
NAW Government Relations Update

Jade West
SVP-Government Relations, NAW

For over 20 years, Jade West was a staple in the U.S. Senate. For the past 10 years, Jade has helped educate lawmakers on how certain legislative policies could impact true economic engines such as wholesaler-distributors. From stopping the repeal of LIFO, to tax and labor initiatives, Jade has been out front and leading the charge on Capitol Hill to benefit the entire $5.7 trillion industry that is wholesale distribution.

Make sure to attend the most exclusive executive supper club in Chicago this evening! This dinner is your opportunity to pick the brains of the senior executives for the top wholesale distribution companies in the industry.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Jade West is Senior Vice President-Government Relations for the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors. She also serves as Executive Director of the NAW Political Action Committee. Jade is the senior lobbyist for NAW, advocating the interests of the wholesale distribution industry in Washington both on Capitol Hill and in the regulatory agencies.

In addition, she is Executive Secretariat for the 1,000-member Tax Relief Coalition and the LIFO Coalition. Jade is a Steering Committee member of the Alliance for Tax Fairness and Growth, and she is on the Management Committee of the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, which leads the opposition to organized labor’s effort to remove secret ballot elections from union certification elections and force employers into binding “interest arbitration” in negotiating contracts. Jade is also a Director of the Business Industry Political Action Committee and a Founder and Director of the trade association Get Out the Vote Best Practices Group, both working to maximize the turnout of pro-business voters in federal elections.

Before joining NAW in 2002, Jade was a senior aide on Capitol Hill for more than 20 years.

Day 2 - October 11, 2018

7:00 AM – 7:40 AM
Breakfast

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM
Opening Session & Discussion

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Networking Discussion Workshop

Join your noncompeting peers in NAW’s exclusive networking groups to discuss ideas, share solutions and find answers to key issues that could apply to your business, today.

ENTRY TICKET: Your ticket for entry is to bring two ideas or questions concerning the presentation that you want to discuss. Present your entry ticket to your table captain at the start of the discussion workshop.

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
General Session & Discussion

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Lunch & Networking Session

Join your noncompeting peers in NAW’s exclusive networking groups to discuss ideas, share solutions and find answers to key issues that could apply to your business today.

12:30 PM – 1:25 PM
Closing Session & Discussion

1:25 PM – 1:30 PM
Closing Remarks & Adjournment

NAW Billion Dollar CEO Roundtable Participants, 2018

The following wholesale distribution companies are registered for the 2018 Billion Dollar CEO Roundtable:

The following wholesale distribution companies have attended previous NAW Billion Dollar Company CEO Roundtables:

  • ABB Optical Group
  • ABC Supply
  • ADI Global
  • Airgas an Air Liquide Company
  • Alex Lee
  • American Hotel Register
  • American Tire Distributors
  • AmerisourceBergen
  • Animal Supply Company
  • Avnet
  • Border States Electric
  • Breakthru Beverage Group
  • Brenntag North America
  • Bunzl Distribution
  • City Electric Supply
  • Crescent Electric Supply
  • Dawn Food Products
  • Do It Best
  • Dot Foods
  • Essendant
  • Essendant (formerly United Stationers)
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Grainger, Inc.
  • Graybar
  • Gypsum Management & Supply
  • H.D. Smith
  • HD Smith LLC
  • Johnstone Supply
  • Kehe Distributors
  • M. Holland Company
  • McLane Foodservice
  • Merchants Distributors
  • Merchants Distributors, LLC
  • Morrison Supply
  • MSC Industrial Supply
  • MSC Industrial Supply Company
  • Muller Industries
  • Network Services Company
  • Performance Foodservice
  • Pon North America
  • Pool Corp.
  • PrimeSource
  • PrimeSource Building Products
  • ProBuild
  • ScanSource
  • Smith Drug Company
  • SRS Distribution
  • Sysco
  • T N G
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • TRIMark USA
  • True Value
  • True Value Co.
  • Uline
  • Uni-Select
  • Univar
  • Victory Packaging
  • WESCO
  • WESCO Distribution, Inc.
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Wilbur Ellis
  • Wilbur-Ellis Company
  • WinSupply

Meeting Location:
Chicago Hilton O’Hare
10000 W O’Hare Ave.                Hotel Accommodations
Chicago, IL 60666
(773) 686-8000

Hilton Central Reservations – 877 865 5322

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