965 Attend 29th NAHAD Convention
29th Annual NAHAD Meeting & Convention
April 20 - 24, 2013
Gaylord National Resort
"On the Potomac", near Washington, D.C.
NAHAD hosts the only worldwide event dedicated to serving NAHAD Member hose distributors, manufacturers and suppliers. The Annual Convention is a Members-Only event, bringing together over 800 attendees for four days of vital business education, crucial face-to-face business networking, the annual Showcase of Hose Solutions product and services exhibition and exciting social events, all designed to build stronger trading partner relationships and deliver new product introductions and hose solutions.
This year's business presentations included:Eaton economist Jim Meil; author/consultant Brent Grover; HR expert Nancye Combs; inventory & warehouse management guru Jason Bader; distribution sales trainer Don Buttrey; and, NAW Fellow & renowned distribution expert Michael Marks. The 2013 Keynote Presenter was Andrew H. Card, Jr., former White House Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush and currently Dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.
Here's what attendees had to say about the 2012 NAHAD Convention:
- I have been invited by numerous members to join NAHAD but I did not think it would be worth the time and the money. I was wrong!!! It was well worth the time and money and I plan to attend next year and bring our general manager with me.
- Everything exceeded my expatiations. Great networking.
- The "high point" of my business year!
- NAHAD is an excellent source of information.
- A great balance of entertainment and networking, allowing for an enjoyable atmosphere of professionalism and fun!
- NAHAD has consistently provided our company with avenues for networking and improving business procedures year after year. The professionals who dedicate their time and expertise to better our industry have influenced the way we do business.
- Great place to bond, build partnerships and long lasting friendships.
- President's Welcome
- Convention Schedule
- Program Highlights
- Speakers & Presentations
- Convention Registration
- Purdue Certificate in I.D.
- Showcase Exhibits / Contact Tables
- Tours & Spouse Events
- Hotel, Travel & Logistics Info
- Previous Convention
Education & Events
- TeleCONNECT Webinars
- University of Industrial Distribution
- Annual Convention
- Industrial Careers Pathway
- Export Resources
- Seminars, Webinars & Training
- Purdue University Certificate of Industrial Distribution
- Manufacturers Council