NAFCD Announces Speaker List for 2022 Convention

Chicago, IL, August 12, 2022- This fall, NAFCD and NBMDA plan to host a wide range of subject-matter experts at the 2022 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention. These established speakers will lead sessions on the latest trends in distribution leadership, management, corporate culture, economics, sales/marketing and labor retention/recruitment.

Conference attendees will hear from a lineup of authorities and leading-edge thinkers who impact distribution executives today, including:

Steve McClatchy: Steve McClatchy returns to NAFCD and NBMDA's University of Innovative Distribution (UID) one-day training program that precedes its annual convention each year. This workshop, designed for distribution managers, will focus on team leadership and leading change.

Jeff Havens: Jeff Havens is a business growth expert who provides audiences across America with serious solutions in a seriously funny manner. His keynote presentation, "Uncrapify Your Future," will make the process of coming up with new ideas, exploiting opportunities and surviving massive disruption easier than ever.

Tayo Rockson: Tayo Rockson is a polymath in progress-he identifies as a writer, speaker, consultant, podcaster, professor, co-founder and brand strategist at UYD Management. Throughout his session, Rockson will help distribution executives adopt five systematic ways to build a sustainable diversity and inclusion program.

Connor Lokar: Connor Lokar, a senior forecaster at ITR Economics, has mastered the art of delivering economic intelligence with charm and candor. This will be apparent during his session: "Economic Trends in the Construction and Industrial Markets."

Ian Heller: Ian Heller, the co-founder and chief strategy officer of Distribution Strategy Group, has figured out how distributors can become more important to manufacturers. Throughout his presentation, he will share the best way to formulate a bulletproof business strategy.

Alex Chausovsky: Alex Chausovsky of Miller Resource Group is a highly experienced market researcher and analyst. During his talk, Chausovsky will peel back the curtain on the recruitment industry, and share how one can attract, hire and retain key impact players.

Alan Beaulieu: Alan Beaulieu of ITR Economics has been a long-time distribution favorite. Beaulieu will deliver a presentation that focuses on the opportunities and risks ahead in terms of government initiatives, consumer trends, market opportunities, labor issues and production costs.


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