From NAW:

There is no time like the present to explore the future. And that is what the NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence, along with Ian Heller and Jonathan Bein of Distribution Strategy Group, are doing to help wholesaler-distributors plan for their future. Through a series of seven research reports and seven accompanying webinars, you’ll receive the intelligence you need to formulate new strategies and ensure that your company thrives through this era of technology transformation.  As a member of (put your association name or acronym here), you are welcome and encouraged to download these reports as they are released and participate in each accompanying webinar.  There is no charge for download or participation.

The traditional role of wholesaler-distributors has been evolving but with the influx of new competitors and new technologies, changes are happening at warp speed. Are you ready? 

Click here for full details about this series. Then click the “download report” button to download the July Research Report, “The Coming Storm of Converging Technologies.” Don’t forget to sign up for the first webinar on July 28 by clicking on the “register for webinar” button.

You don’t want to miss this series. Act now.  

For your information, here is the full series schedule for 2020/2021:

(subject to change)

July:                     The Coming Storm of Converging Technologies

August:                Distributors’ Views - Technology Disruption and How to Respond

September:         How Distributor Customers Will Use Technologies from Their Suppliers and Who Is Winning

October:              Distributor Suppliers Speak Out on Disruption, New Channels and Who Will Win

November:          New Technology Frontiers for Distributors: Sizing Up Marketplaces and Becoming Digital Companies

December:          Value-Added Services as a Survival Strategy: Real Value Isn’t Free

January:              Managing Strategic Change During Disruption: Get Leaner, Smarter, Faster and Stronger