May 3-6, 2017  | Boston Marriott Copley Place  |  Boston, Mass.  |  Registration Opens: February 2017

The National Meeting provides a venue for a vigorous exchange of ideas complete with networking, educational speakers and some of the industry's best distributors and suppliers.

    Who Should Attend?
    Senior level and national account executives from across the industry - distributors, manufacturers, allied partners, manufacturer reps - who are looking for high-level networking, trends analysis, education, and strategic planning time with trading partners.

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    Awards Breakfast

    Congratulations to all of our winners! Video will be available soon
    Arthur W. Hooper Achievement Award: Dick Waterman, past CEO, Rexel
    Distributor Distinguished Service Award: John Spoor, President, State Electric Supply Co.
    Associate Service Award: Denise Keating, President, DATAgility, Inc.
    Industry Award of Merit: Omni Cable Corp.
    Distributor Excellence in Training Award: Van Meter Inc
    Manufacturer Excellence in Training Award: Littelfuse, Inc.

    General Session: Glenn Goedecke, Chairman of NAED

    Glenn officially welcomes National attendees to the meeting.
    Video of Glenn's speech coming soon

    General Session: Alexander M. Cutler, Chairman & CEO, Eaton Corporation

    Alexander talks about the history of the industry and what it means for us moving forward.
    Video of Alexander's speech coming soon

    General Session: Mergers & Acquisitions [Panel]

    Moderator: Michael Marks, Principal, Indian River Consulting Group

    Panelists: Dave Gabriel, President & CEO, Sonepar NA and Jim Miller, Principal, Supply Chain Equity Partner
    Video of panel session coming soon

    Are you Predator or Prey? [Panel]

    Moderator: Michael Marks, Principal, Indian River Consulting Group

    Panelists: Chris Blakeslee, SVP, Anixter; Halsey Cook, President, Sonepar; Bill Mansfield, SVP of Sales & Marketing, Graybar; Brian McNally, EVP & CEO, Rexel NA
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    Better Days Ahead [Education Session]

    Alan Beaulieu, President, ITR Economics
    Video of Alan's presentation coming soon
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    Growing Your Company's Sales and ROI with IDW [National Meeting Forum Panel Sponsored by the Manufacturers Council]

    Moderator: Denise Keating, President, DATAgility

    Video of panel session coming soon
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    Out of Left Field... Preparing for NextGen Distribution Disruptors [Education Session]

    Hil Davis, Co-founder & CEO, BeautyKind, LLC
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    Bonus Article from MDM: Are You Prepared for Next-Gen Disruptors? (members only)

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