Delivering for Best-in-Class Wholesaler-Distributors

June 2-3, 2020 at the Hilton O’Hare in Chicago

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We are currently in the process of finalizing our Spring 2020 program. Please check back for updates. Please contact Tara Mostatab at tmostatab@naw.org if you have any questions.

“The NAW Billion Dollar CIO Roundtable is an excellent forum for like-minded executives to network and exchange ideas. Time invested attending these Roundtables are time well spent.”

Amin Noormohamed, VP & Chief Information Officer, Core Mark International Inc

The NAW Billion Dollar Company Chief Information Officer Roundtable for direct members was created as a new mechanism for the CIO’s of large distribution enterprises to network with non-competing peers in multiple lines of trade on key IT issues.

Similar to other billion dollar roundtables NAW has created for the CLO, CFO, Operations, and CHRO, this by invitation only roundtable is composed of executives from billion dollar companies that meet in Chicago two times per year. This highly interactive group consists of the SENIOR-MOST IT executives. The annual fee is $1,800 per member, which covers meeting costs for two events in a twelve month cycle. Participants are expected to cover the cost of their hotel and travel. Once the annual fee is paid, there are no additional fees to attend the meetings, which will last one day beginning with a reception and dinner the evening before.

The participating companies can also name an alternate who can take the place of the enrolled Executive, should that person be unable to attend the scheduled meeting.

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 CIO Roundtable Preliminary Agenda

Day 1 - June 2, 2020

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

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

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Billion Dollar Executive Dinner

NAW Government Relations Update


Jade West
Chief Government Relations Officer, 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 $6.01 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.

Day 2 - June 3, 2020

7:00 AM – 7:45 AM
Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Opening Session & Discussion

Demand Management for IT

Doug Baden, Vice President of Information Technology, Wurth Industry

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

 Doug Baden is responsible for Information Technology strategy, direction, business engagement, and execution for 13 operating companies, primarily within North America.

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Break

9:45 AM – 11:00 AM
General Session & Discussion

Recruiting and Retaining IT talent in Distribution – A Peer to Peer Discussion

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Open Discussion
This session is set aside for you to raise any issue you would like and have the group provide their thoughts. This is an open forum to further discuss any item on the agenda or to bring up topics that are not on the agenda. Make sure to take notes during this session, you may find a perfect topic to suggest for the next NAW Roundtable.

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Joint Lunch & Networking Discussion with CFO Roundtable
This is the “halftime” period where you meet up with all of the Billion Dollar Company senior executives at this week’s Roundtable to compare ideas and benchmark across disciplines. Both groups: CFO and CIO executives will attend this joint lunch.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Closing Session & Discussion

What’s Happening in the Race to 5G

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Set Agenda for Next Meeting Scheduled for December 1-2, 2020

2:30 PM
Adjourn

The following wholesale distribution companies are registered for the Spring 2020 Billion Dollar CIO Roundtable:

  • Graybar Electric Co Inc
  • Medline Industries
  • SRS Distribution
  • Uline
  • Wilbur-Ellis
  • Winsupply
  • Wurth Industry of North America

NAW Billion Dollar CIO Roundtable Members

  • ABC Supply
  • ADS
  • Border States Electric
  • Brenntag North America
  • Bunzl Distribution USA
  • Do It Best Corp
  • Dot Foods Inc
  • Essendant
  • Graybar
  • Johnstone Supply
  • Medline Industries
  • MSC Industrial
  • SRS Distribution
  • Scansource
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Uline
  • Wilbur-Ellis
  • Winsupply
  • Wurth Industry of North America

The following wholesale distribution companies have participated in previous NAW Billion Dollar CIO Roundtables:

  • ABB Optical Group
  • ABC Supply Co Inc.
  • ADI Global
  • Airgas Inc
  • Allied Building Products
  • AmerisourceBergen
  • Animal Supply
  • Avnet
  • Ben E. Keith
  • Boise Cascade
  • Border States Electric Supply
  • Brenntag
  • Bunzl Distribution USA Inc
  • Core Mark International Inc
  • Do It Best Corp
  • Essendant
  • Ferguson
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Graybar Electric Co Inc
  • Hajoca Corporation
  • Johnstone Supply
  • M Holland
  • MSC Industrial Supply Co.
  • Network Services Co
  • Patterson Companies
  • Pool Corp.
  • Rexel
  • SRS Distribution
  • Scansource Inc
  • Uline
  • Veritiv
  • WinSupply, Inc.

Meeting Location:
Chicago Hilton O’Hare
10000 W O’Hare Ave. Click Here to Book Your Room
Chicago, IL 60666
(773) 686-8000

Hilton Central Reservations – 877 865 5322

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