Billion Dollar CIO Roundtable


WHEN: November 15-16, 2022

WHERE: Hilton O’Hare at the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, IL

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DAY 1 – November 15, 2022

2:00 PM: Welcome reception and registration

3:15 PM: Emerging Technology in Physical Distribution*

This session showcases the latest impactful, emerging technology in areas such as material handling, transportation, safety, and inventory management that will reduce the cost of operations.

5:00 PM: Break

5:45 PM: Cocktail reception

7:00 PM: Dinner and Disruptive Innovation and Driving Technologies**

DAY 2 – November 16, 2022

7:15 AM: Breakfast

8:00 AM: Workforce Trends & Generational Dynamics**

8:45 AM: Break

9:00 AM: Cohort networking roundtable

10:00 AM: Break

10:15 AM: Organizing a Technology Center of Excellence*

This session examines the growing investment distributors are making in information technology talent and offers models for organizing high-performing teams integrated within the enterprise.

12:00 PM: Lunch

12:15 PM: Government Relations Update from NAW

1:00 PM: Adjourn

  • ** General Education Session = This session will take place with all event attendees in a keynote/plenary type format
  • * Cohort Educational Session = This session will take place with your specific CFO cohort

Previous Attendees

A B C Supply Co Inc
A D S Inc
Alro Steel Corp
American Hotel Register Co
Belknap White Group

Benco Dental Co
Big Rock Sports
Border States Electric
Brenntag North America Inc
Bunzl Distribution USA Inc

Core Mark International Inc
Dawn Food Products Inc
Distribution International Inc
Dot Foods Inc

About the Billion Dollar CIO Roundtable

The NAW Billion Dollar Company CIO Roundtable for direct members was created as a mechanism for the CLO of large distribution enterprises to network with non-competing peers in multiple lines of trade on key finance e issues.

Similar to other Billion Dollar Roundtables NAW has created for the CLO, CHRO, CFO, Senior Operations, and Senior Sales executives, this by-invitation roundtable is composed of executives from billion-dollar companies that meet in Chicago two times per year. This highly interactive group consists of the SENIOR-MOST technology executives or CIOs.

The registration fee of $500 covers meetings costs of this event. Participants are expected to cover the cost of their hotel and travel. There are no additional fees to attend the meetings, which will last one day beginning with a reception and dinner the evening before.

Eligibility: Companies with $1B+ in annual revenue.
The NAW Billion Dollar Roundtable is the only opportunity that provides networking and benchmarking exclusively with other top executives of non competing, like-sized Wholesale-Distribution companies.