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With a reception and dinner on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) convenes its much-anticipated Executive Summit in Washington, DC, to help best-in-class wholesaler-distributors from diverse wholesale distribution lines of trade exchange ideas and best practices with other industry leaders with whom they don’t compete. The event concludes Thursday afternoon, February 1.

Attendees who register and book their rooms at The Fairmont Washington, DC hotel by Friday, December 15, will receive a $100 room credit. Additional registrants from the same company will receive a discount on their registration fees. More details, including how to register, are available at

The NAW 2018 Executive Summit will focus on the theme “Transform or Be Left Behind,” which speaks to the tectonic shifts in the marketplace that are altering the landscape for wholesaler-distributors. Distributors can transform, or they can be left behind. For distributors who view themselves as transformers, the NAW 2018 Executive Summit will break them out of their comfort zone, sharpen their senses, and give them powerful insights to interpret and conquer today’s ultra-competitive landscape.

The goal is for wholesaler-distributors to leave the NAW Executive Summit exhilarated with inspiring leadership takeaways that they’ll be able to immediately brainstorm with their management teams and put into action at their companies.

To learn about the sessions and speakers, click here.

NAW reports that they hear consistently from participants that the NAW Executive Summit features the best in social networking as wholesaler-distributors renew acquaintances and talk business with peers from a variety of wholesale distribution industry lines of trade. Distributors can add their own perspectives to the program during discussion roundtables (for wholesale distribution and manufacturer executives only). In these small-group roundtables, distributors network with peers from across the industry and find out what’s working and what isn’t in distribution today.