Exciting News and Enhanced Connections at the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors Executive Summit

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As distributors navigate a rapidly evolving industry and changing markets, the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) held this year’s Executive Summit in Washington DC to provide specially developed learning opportunities, new communities for connection, and news of an exciting acquisition.

Net at Work

Net at Work attendees at this distribution industry event included Eric Sluss, Daniel Edwards, Mark Norwich, and Elizabeth Humphries

This year’s Executive Summit celebrated the news that NAW has acquired Modern Distribution Management, which unites two industry-leading organizations to continue to advocate, teach and create resources for distributors throughout the United States.  

The event also unveiled two new NAW communities: the Commercial Growth Community emphasizing sales, marketing, business development, and customer experience; and the Operational Excellence Community for distributors with an expressed interest in operations, technology, people services, and finance. 

With the title of “Agents of Change,” many speakers and presentations at this year’s Executive Summit focused on how distributors can flourish in a world where changes can be overwhelming and expensive, and the future is uncertain. Related sessions and themes included: 

  • Useable data for decision-making (as it may affect the ability to identify and take action to adapt and preempt necessary change) 
  • Finding needed talent and using AI and Machine Learning to set your workforce up for success 
  • The factors that affect pricing and how to keep up with them as they change  

Net at Work is proud to be affiliated with NAW and thrilled to be able to attend this year’s Executive Summit.  

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