Why Attend

The NACDS Annual Meeting is the industry’s most prestigious gathering of its most influential leaders. It is the classic “Top-to-Top” business conference, attended by industry decision makers.

Shaping The Industry

Strategic Exchange

Strategic Exchange Appointments

Participating Companies

The NACDS Annual Meeting is the industry’s most prestigious gathering of its most influential leaders. It is the classic “Top-to-Top” business conference, attended by industry decision makers. It will give you and your company a unique opportunity to gain new insights into today’s changing marketplace and set your course for the future. Participation is restricted to executives from NACDS member companies and their spouses/companions.

The Annual Meeting format includes two formal business programs featuring business experts, industry panels, and renowned speakers. These sessions are followed by “strategic exchange appointments” (meetings) between retailers and associate members in the designated “strategic exchange spaces” (meeting umbrellas and bungalows), private meeting rooms, or other designated meeting spaces located throughout the hotel.

Business Programs

Hear from the NACDS leadership about industry issues and NACDS activities on your behalf. You can also look forward to expert presentations on current business and political issues.

Strategic Exchange Appointments

Your opportunity to meet and discuss strategic issues with key trading partners sets the stage for profitable business.

Meet the Industry

Industry Executives offer Associate members insights and expectations for business goals.

You grow through new experiences, and being pushed out of your comfort zone accelerates that growth... I believe you have to continually listen, learn and engage.

Mark Panzer Senior Vice President, Pharmacy and Health & Wellness, Albertsons Companies

This Partnership idea, which really is at the center of the philosophy of NACDS, you can really see that come alive now between Annual meeting and coming through at Total Store Expo.

Alex Gourlay Walgreens Boots Alliance & Walgreen Co.

We're always looking for ways to connect with our suppliers. Our meetings are great and they're productive at Annual Meeting. In addition, we meet many new people to ensure that our supplier-base grows. Any place where there is innovation, we're interested in talking.

Judy Sansone CVS Health

For us, the Annual Meeting is the one opportunity a year where you can get all the suppliers together and really cement that partnership on how we work together to make it better for customers. The reality is that Retailers can’t do it alone and Suppliers can’t do it alone.

Richard Ashworth Walgreen Co.

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It is the opportunities. It is the results. It is the relationships. It is the member service. All Chain and Associate Members in good standing with NACDS are invited to register and attend the Annual Meeting.

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