Delivering for Best-in-Class Wholesaler-Distributors

September 22-23, 2020 at the Hilton O’Hare in Chicago

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

The NAW Large Company CEO/COO Roundtable is the only opportunity that provides networking and benchmarking exclusively with other top executives of mostly non competing and like sized Wholesale-Distribution companies. This is a highly valued business tool for those who have attended and will attend.

NAW would like to invite you to attend the Large Company CEO/COO Roundtable for companies with sales of $100 million and above.

Your businesses are changing on a daily, if not hourly, basis. Now is the time to join your peers to network and benchmark on issues that are affecting the way you run your organization. Find out what they are doing to survive now and how they are positioning themselves for the economic rebound. You will have the most in-depth and enlightening business conversations ever at this event!

NAW member companies with sales of $100 million or more receive one complimentary registration as part of their benefits package.

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

*For further details about sponsoring this Roundtable, contact John Peter at jpeter@naw.org

Eligibility: Companies with $100M to $999M in annual revenue.
The NAW Large Company CEO/COO Roundtable is the only opportunity that provides networking and benchmarking exclusively with other top executives of non competing, like-sized Wholesale-Distribution companies.

NAW Large Company CEO/COO Roundtable Preliminary Program

Day 1 - September 17, 2019

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Registration

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

Our research for the next Facing the Forces of Change® report found that distributors are seeking to innovate their customer experiences and business model, but fail to leverage leading subject matter experts and disruptive services. As a result, innovations stay close to the vest and are designed more as extensions of current offerings and capabilities and rather than game-changing or market-leading solutions. In this session, our panel will discuss their experiences and plans around leveraging best-in-class help for innovations. We will share business innovations identified in our research through brainstorming and scenario planning, and explore how distributor build an innovation ecosystem for optimizing results. Disruptive competitors are skilled at building and leveraging an innovation ecosystem. Without building ecosystems into an innovation process designed for distributors, even the best innovators will continue to fight with one arm tied behind their back!

3:35 PM – 5:00 PM
Networking Discussion Workshop

Join your noncompeting peers in NAW’s signature networking groups to discuss ideas that may work in your company and compare notes on key issues.

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 Reception”

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

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Welcome Dinner & Presentation

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 $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.

SPEAKER

Jade West is Chief Government Relations Officer 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 - September 18, 2019

7:00 AM – 7:40 AM
Breakfast

7:50 AM – 8:50 AM
Opening Session & Discussion

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Networking Discussion Workshop

Join your noncompeting peers in NAW’s signature networking groups to discuss ideas that may work in your company and compare notes on key issues.

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.

10:25 AM – 11:30 AM
General Session & Discussion

11:35 AM – 12:50 PM
Lunch & Networking Session

Join your noncompeting peers in NAW’s signature networking groups to discuss ideas that may work in your company and compare notes on key issues.

Be Prepared – This will be a working lunch.

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.

1:00 PM – 1:55 PM
Closing Session & Discussion

1:55 PM – 2:00 PM

Closing Remarks & Adjournment

NAW Large Company CEO/COO Roundtable Participants 2019

The following wholesale distribution companies are registered for the 2019 Large Company CEO Roundtable:

  • Allied Electronics
  • Ball Horticultural Co
  • Banner Solutions
  • Benco Dental
  • Bossard North America Inc
  • Buckles Smith Electric Co
  • Coastal Construction Products
  • Coe Distributing
  • Continental Batteries
  • Electric Supply Inc.
  • Ewing Irrigation Products
  • Field Fastener
  • Galleher
  • Gustave A. Larson Company
  • Highline Aftermarket
  • ISCO Industries LLC
  • IPS Packaging
  • Kennicott Brothers
  • Kimball Midwest
  • Miltons Distributing Company Inc.
  • Nelson Jameson Inc.
  • Palmer-Donavin
  • Parksite
  • Shorr Packaging Corp
  • Source North America Corp
  • Winzer Corp.
  • Womack Machine Supply Co
  • Zanders Sporting Goods

NAW Large Company CEO Roundtable Participants of 2017, 2018, and the Upcoming 2019 Roundtable

  • Allied Electronics
  • Ball Horticultural Co
  • Banner Solutions
  • Benco Dental Co
  • Bossard Inc
  • Bryan Equipment Sales Inc
  • Buckles Smith Electric Co
  • Building Material Distributors Inc/BMD
  • C H Briggs Company
  • Climatic Corp (The)
  • Coastal Construction Products
  • Coe Distributing
  • Continental Batteries
  • Cope Plastics Inc
  • Electric Supply Inc
  • Ewing Irrigation Products
  • Fairmont Supply Co
  • Field Fastener
  • First Supply LLC
  • Galleher Hardwood Co
  • Gustave A Larson Co
  • Highline Aftermarket
  • I D N/H Hoffman Inc
  • I P S Packaging
  • I S C O Industries LLC
  • IEWC
  • Johnson Supply
  • Kennicott Brothers
  • Kimball Midwest
  • Lawson Products Inc
  • Miltons Distributing Co Inc
  • N M C Group Inc
  • National Oak Distributors Inc
  • Nelson Jameson Inc
  • Nichols
  • North American Plastics
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  • Pacesetter
  • Palmer Donavin Mfg Co (The)
  • Parksite Inc
  • Piedmont Plastics Inc
  • Plumbers Supply Co
  • Plumbing Distributors Inc
  • Reeb Millwork Corp
  • Shorr Packaging Corp
  • Skidmore Sales & Distributing Co Inc
  • Team Horner
  • TriMark USA
  • Turtle & Hughes Inc
  • Van Meter Inc
  • Winzer Corp
  • Womack Machine Supply Co
  • Zanders Sporting Goods Inc

The following wholesale distribution companies attended previous NAW Large Company CEO/COO Roundtables:

  • AC Pro
  • Belknap White Group
  • Benco Dental
  • Blevins Inc.
  • BMD, Inc.
  • Boelter Companies Inc
  • Bossard North America
  • Bryan Equipment Sales
  • CH Briggs
  • Climatic Corporation
  • Composites One
  • Cope Plastics, Inc.
  • Crane Supply
  • Curbell Plastics
  • Davidson’s Inc.
  • Distribution International
  • Electric Supply, Inc
  • Ewing Irrigation
  • First Source
  • First Supply
  • Galleher
  • Grabber Construction Products
  • Gustave A. Larson Company
  • Haines
  • Highline Aftermarket
  • Team Horner
  • Hub Construction Specialties
  • IDN/Hoffman
  • IEWC
  • Inline Distributing Co
  • Johnson Supply
  • Kennicott Brothers
  • Kimball Midwest
  • L&R Distributors
  • Laird Plastics
  • Lawson Products
  • NB Handy
  • Nelson-Jameson
  • Nichols
  • NMC Group, Inc.
  • Pacesetter
  • Palmer-Donavin
  • Parksite
  • Piedmont National Corp
  • Piedmont Plastics
  • Pioneer Sand Company
  • Polymershapes
  • Power & Telephone Supply
  • Reeb Millwork
  • Robert Oxygen Company
  • Skidmore Sales & Distributing Co
  • Summit Electric Supply
  • Turtle & Hughes
  • US Lumber Group
  • Valin Corporation
  • Werner Electric Supply

Meeting Location:
Chicago Hilton O’Hare
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Chicago, IL 60666
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