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May 14-15 at the Hilton O’Hare in Chicago

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We are currently in the process of finalizing our Spring 2019 program. Please check back for updates. Please contact Tara Mostatab at tmostatab@naw.org if you have any questions.

“NAW enables a free-flow of ideas and answers to Questions for Operations executives from large companies and different industries. The Roundtable is a “great-value-add” since it allows you to discuss tactical issues with counterparts facing the same challenges.”

Submitted Anonymously by the Senior Vice President of Operations of a $7 Billion Dollar Distribution Company

The NAW Billion Dollar Company Operations Roundtable for direct members was created as a new mechanism for the Operations Executives of large distribution enterprises to network with non-competing peers in multiple lines of trade on key operations issues.

Similar to other billion dollar roundtables NAW has created for the CIO, CFO, Chief Legal Officer, and CHRO, this by invitation 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 operations 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 Operations 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 Operations Roundtable Preliminary Agenda

Day 1 - May 14, 2019

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

Make sure to attend the most exclusive executive supper club in Chicago this evening! This dinner is your opportunity to pick the brains of senior executives from top wholesale distribution companies in the industry. This is a joint dinner that will include the CLO, CHRO and Operations executives attending the Fall Roundtable.

Day 2 - May 15, 2019

7:00 AM – 7:45 AM
Breakfast

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

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Break

9:45 AM – 11:00 AM
General Session & 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 Networking Lunch with CLO and CHRO

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. All 3 groups: Operations, CHRO and CLO executives will attend this joint lunch.

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

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Set Agenda for Next Meeting Scheduled for May 14-15, 2019

2:30 PM
Adjourn

NAW Billion Dollar Operations Roundtable Members

  • ABC Supply
  • ADI (Honeywell)
  • Boise Cascade Co
  • Border States Electric
  • Brenntag North America
  • Bunzl Distribution USA Inc
  • Cardinal Health Inc
  • Core Mark International Inc
  • Graybar
  • HD Smith
  • Johnstone Supply
  • L&W Supply Corp
  • Patterson Co
  • PrimeSource
  • Republic National Distributing
  • SRS Distribution
  • ScanSource
  • U S Autoforce/US Oil
  • Uline
  • WESCO Distribution Inc

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

  • ABC Supply
  • ADI (Honeywell)
  • Berlin Packaging
  • Boise Cascade
  • Border States Electric
  • Bunzl Distribution USA Inc
  • Cardinal Health Inc
  • Core Mark International Inc
  • Dawn Foods Products
  • Do it Best Corp
  • Dot Foods
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Graybar Electric Co Inc
  • HD Smith
  • Johnstone Supply
  • McKesson Distribution
  • MRC Global
  • Network Services Co
  • Patterson Companies
  • Poolcorp
  • PrimeSource
  • SRS Distribution
  • Uline
  • Vertiv
  • Victory Packaging
  • WESCO Distribution Inc
  • Weyerhaeuser Co

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

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