Register    Sep 25-27, 2024 | Austin Texas

NAW Innovators Summit 

NAW’s and Applico’s technology showcase, designed to accelerate participants’ investment in game-changing solutions tailored specifically to America’s largest distribution companies. The Innovators Summit, powered by Applico, features main stage presentations from the founders of cutting-edge startups, focused on innovation in the areas of artificial intelligence, digitization, automation, and eCommerce. Presentations are followed by private meeting opportunities with each of the founders, providing distribution CEOs and technology executives with the information and partnerships they need to design their technology investment roadmap. 

Date: September 25-27 
Location: Austin Texas, Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
Time: The event kicks off in the afternoon on September 25 and ends in the afternoon on September 27.  

Who Should Attend?

Attendance is reserved for top-decisions making executives within leading distribution firms across the nation focused on innovation and technology solutions to drive change and optimize operations. 

Why Attend?

  • Fast-track your future: Discover game-changing solutions from our hand-picked startups focused on AI, digitization, automation, and eCommerce. 
  • Stay ahead of the curve: Gain exclusive insights from leading innovators, shaping your investment roadmap for success. 
  • Rise above the competition: Equip your business with the tools and partnerships to conquer the evolving distribution landscape. 
  • Insider Access: Get the inside scoop in an off-the-record, invite-only, no pay-to-play environment. No other event brings together distribution and Silicon Valley like this one.
  • Meet 1-1 with Top Tech Innovators: Schedule private meetings with CEOs of tech innovators to discuss cutting-edge tech for your company’s needs.

Event Cost?

$1,750 (Early bird: $1,500, promo code INNOVATE24)

Hotel Information:

We have reserved a block of rooms at in the event hotel the Omni Downtown Austin. Be sure to book your room before the September 4, 2024 deadline as the hotel is sure to sell out.

Conexiom | John McNeill, CEO – $170M in Capital Raised
Automate sales order entry. Conexiom frees up 50% of your sales team’s time and prevents errors from manual order entry. 

Curri Matthew Lafferty, Co-Founder & CEO – $48.2M in Capital Raised
Last-mile logistics services for construction and industrial supplies, helping distributors save on operational costs and convert more sales.

Kojo Maria Rioumine, Co-Founder & CEO – $83.6M in Capital Raised
The leading multi-trade software for contractors, provididing an all-in-one solution for contractors to plan, track, receive, and pay for their materials, and integrates digital purchasing via distribution.

Kodaris Tony Zakula, Founder & CEO
Kodaris is a cloud-based supply chain solutions platform and customizable e-commerce solution built for large-scale distributors, integrating across the entire supply chain – distributors, manufacturers, retailers, and suppliers.  

Loop Matt McKinney, Co-Founder & CEO – $65M in Capital RaisedSave 4% on outsourced freight. Founded by Uber Freight’s head of data science, Loop uses AI and machine learning to audit your freight invoices and eliminate errors. 

OneRail Bill Catania, Founder & CEO – $67.5M in Capital Raised
Automate last-mile delivery. OneRail saves you 16 minutes per order with the one platform to manage all your last-mile delivery needs at 100% end-to-end network visibility. Benj Cohen, Founder & CEO – $20M in Capital Raised
Sales productivity platform built for distributors, by distributors, that breaks down data silos and provides AI-enabled sales insights for your commercial teams.  

Recurrency | Sam Oshay, Founder & CEO – $22.1M in Capital Raised
ERP automation platform that syncs legacy ERPs in real-time using artificial intelligence to automate sales, purchasing, and pricing workflows.

Revalgo Ajay Kamble, Co-Founder & CEO
Automation platform that leverages AI to build a “Digital Twin to your Physical Salesforce” and automates complex sales order building processes, source non-stocks, and enriches product content.

Hear from Last Year’s Attendees

  • “The event provided invaluable exposure to top-notch vendors and insightful conversations about distribution and logistics. Their deep understanding of the industry was evident, and I came away with valuable insights. Additionally, networking with peer organizations was invaluable as always.”
  • The Innovators Summit provides a platform where we can engage in open dialogues, establish relationships, and enhance our company while potentially gaining new business partners. Additionally, networking with distributors in related fields has proven immensely beneficial. It’s not just about sharing challenges and opportunities, but also uncovering new avenues for growth and collaboration.
  • “This was definitely a worthwhile investment of my time, offering valuable insights and networking opportunities that will undoubtedly benefit my work in the future.”

Hear from your peers why they attended the Summit:

Previous Attendees Include:

Arrow Electronics Inc 

Behler Young Co 

Benco Dental Co 

Boeing Distribution Services Inc 

Campbell Companies 

Copper State Bolt & Nut Co Inc 

Core & Main 

Dakota Supply Group 

Davidsons Inc  

Dot Foods Inc 

DW Distribution Inc 

Ellsworth Adhesives Specialty Chemical Distribution 

FleetPride Inc 

Graybar Electric Co Inc 


IFP Motion Solutions 

Imperial Dade 

Insco Distributing Inc

Kelly Paper/Spicers Paper Inc 

Kendall Group 

Kimball Midwest 

Lawson Products Inc 

M R C Global 

MGX Beverage Group 

Midwest Wheel Co  

Motion & Control Enterprises LLC/MCE 

National Oak Distributors Inc 

Nelson-Jameson Inc 

Parksite Inc 

Parts for Trucks Inc  

Power & Telephone Supply Co

RelaDyne LLC 

Reliable Parts


Skidmore Sales & Distributing Co Inc 

SP Richards Co 

SRS Distribution Inc 


US LBM Holdings LLC 

Veritiv Corp 

WESCO Distribution Inc 

Winsupply Inc