NAW to Host Digital Summit Jan. 27-28

Held in place of its annual Executive Summit, the Digital Summit has a theme of "Leading in a Time of Transition."

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WASHINGTON — The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) has announced its first-ever Digital Summit, an event focused on “Leading in a Time of Transition,” to be held January 27–28, 2021. The Digital Summit will be held in place of NAW’s annual Executive Summit. Registration is now open, and a full agenda is available here.

“As the nation faced unprecedented challenges this year, the wholesale distribution industry responded by helping to combat the pandemic and keep the economy going by supplying hospitals, schools, restaurants, grocery stores, and companies of all types with the products and goods they needed,” NAW President and CEO Eric Hoplin said. “At the NAW Digital Summit, we’ll showcase the important contributions our members have made to the nation this year and will examine how the pandemic has accelerated change in the economy, and how our members can lead in a time of transition.”

Naw EsfasdThe NAW 2021 Digital Summit’s agenda includes:

  • Hearing from some of the industry’s leading CEOs from Grainger, Graybar and Cardinal Health about how they pivoted their companies to respond to the pandemic and what they have planned for the year ahead
  • Learning how the turmoil of 2020 changed the industry in five important ways and what businesses need to do to stay competitive
  • Growing in uncertain times and how to turn challenges into opportunity and change into competitive advantage when emerging from a crisis
  • Looking at Amazon and the inside fight to level the B2B playing field
  • Unveiling the economic outlook for 2021–2022 to help distributors change the course of their business • Understanding the Biden agenda and how it could impact the industry
  • Networking opportunities with peers to discuss issues impacting business through Discussion Roundtables
  • Connecting with speakers in the online greenroom or joining our post-event digital chats to go deeper into topics and share insights.

Registration and more information can be found at

The NAW is the national voice of the wholesale distribution industry in Washington, DC. NAW provides high value to its members and the wholesale distribution industry by advocating the interests of distribution companies before the government; providing groundbreaking, distribution-specific research and strategic management best practices via conferences, publications and webinars; and providing leading-edge products and services highly valued by industry peers. Learn more at    

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