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More than 600 members of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) descended on Marco Island, Florida last week for the association’s 48th annual meeting. An impressive lineup of speakers discussed a range of issues facing chemical distribution, including transportation concerns throughout the supply chain, changes to the economy, and the regulatory environment in Washington.

This year’s NACD Annual Meeting focused on the importance of delivering trusted value throughout all stages of chemical distribution. Attendees explored platforms being used to better serve value, as well as opportunities to collaborate on industry challenges and best practices. 

Key sessions at the Annual Meeting included:

Innovative Ways to Provide Value - Jason Young, Southwest Airlines

During his session, Jason Young highlighted how companies can provide excellent customer service and achieve high employee morale — all while delivering trusted value in innovative and new ways.

The Economic Advantage: Make Data Work for You - Brian Beaulieu, ITR Economics

ITR Economics’ Brian Beaulieu demystified the economic trends and leading economic indicators driving the ever-changing industry. Prior to joining ITR Economics, Brian served as an economist for the U.S. Department of Labor.

Finding Business Stability in 2020 Uncertainty - Amy Walter, The Cook Political Report

Cook Political Report National Editor Amy Walter broke the issues, trends, and events that are shaping the policy discussion in the nation’s capital, and translated that into actionable insights for distributors.