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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    Total Harmonic Distortion

    Watch the closing concert
    Watch members of THD perform that National Anthem at the General Session

    A Message from Glenn Goedecke

    Glenn Goedecke of Mayer Electric Supply addressed NAED members for the last time as Chairman of the NAED Board of Directors.
    Watch Glenn's speech

    A Message from Larry Stern

    Larry Stern of Standard Electric Supply Co. addressed NAED members for the first time as Chairman of the NAED Board of Directors.
    Watch Larry's speech

    Awards Breakfast

    Congratulations to all of our winners!
    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: Sandy Cutler, Chairman & CEO, Eaton Corporation

    Sandy talks about the history of the industry and what it means for us moving forward.
    Watch Sandy's presentation

    General Session: Mergers & Acquisitions [Panel]

    Moderator: Michael Marks, Principal, Indian River Consulting Group

    Panelists: Dave Gabriel, President & CEO, Sonepar & Jim Miller, Principal, Supply Chain Equity Partners
    Watch the session

    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
    Watch the session

    Better Days Ahead [Education Session]

    Alan Beaulieu, President, ITR Economics
    Watch Alan's presentation
    Download presentation (members only)

    Growing Your Company's Sales and ROI with IDW [National Meeting Forum Panel Sponsored by the Manufacturers Council]

    Moderator: Denise Keating, President, DATAgility

    Download presentation (members only)

    General Session: 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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