NAW membership delivers a direct return on investment to companies that engage in our community. Benefits are custom-tailored to support distribution executive teams and rising leaders preparing to join executive teams. See the core benefits that NAW members leverage to gain an edge over their competitors and learn why you should join NAW today.
Networking and Education from the Brightest Minds in Distribution
The NAW Community engages year-round through a series of in-person and virtual events featuring industry thought leaders, technologists, and experienced distribution executives offering invaluable insights to help members grow their business. Member-guided program content is tailored to top distribution executives with a strategic focus.
NAW Executive Summit
Held at the beginning of each year in Washington, D.C., the NAW Executive Summit is the distribution industry’s most anticipated event. The three-day, members-only program brings together the top executives of the most successful, innovative distribution companies in the United States to network with and learn from an elite group of industry thought leaders, national political leaders, and inspirational speakers. Mixing fun with business, the Executive Summit features receptions and networking events in some of Washington’s most exclusive venues.
Executive Roundtable Programs
Held during the Spring and Fall each year, NAW’s Executive Roundtable Programs connect peer executives of non-competing distribution companies in small groups to discuss the most pressing topics in their businesses. Executives are assigned to cohorts based on their functional area of responsibility and the annual sales volume of their company to create meaningful peer networks and maximize the quality of the conversation. Current Roundtable events include programming specifically for presidents & CEOs and top executives in finance, sales, operations, technology, and human resources.
Business Services that Reduce Operating Costs and Increase Margins
NAW partners with best-in-class technology and business service providers to help members accelerate innovation and digital transformation to improve profitability. Members access exclusive programs, tailored specifically to distributors, that drive value in areas ranging from business intelligence to enterprise risk management. The direct ROI generated through these programs often covers the cost of NAW’s annual membership dues.
Preferred NAW Member Pricing on Business Services
NAW’s stable of vetted, distribution-focused solution providers offer free, no-obligation consults to NAW members. Members have saved millions in operating costs through NAW partners offering innovative solutions in strategic pricing, A/R digitization, business intelligence, enterprise risk management, cybersecurity, and logistics optimization arenas.
Advancing Pro-Business Federal Policies in Washington, D.C.
NAW is unapologetically pro-business and employs a team of the most experienced and effective lobbyists on the issues that matter most to our members’ business objectives. By leveraging the voice of the entire wholesale distribution industry, NAW delivers significant policy victories for member companies year after year that directly impact bottom lines.