NACD's 44th Annual Meeting Kicks Off in Bonita Springs, FL

Nov 10, 2015, 13:40 ET from National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, members and affiliates of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) are gathering for the association's 44th Annual Meeting. This event has a longstanding history of bringing together leaders in chemical distribution to learn and engage with each other. Kicking off Tuesday with one of the highest levels of attendance in recent years, the event features high profile speakers, workshops, and activities geared toward improving the safety and business performance of chemical distributors.

Industry leaders, together with their suppliers, customers and colleagues, are learning new ways to lead high performing companies, improve their sales organizations and better understand challenges facing the industry. This year's meeting is focusing on building community, featuring educational sessions on leadership, business economics, safety enhancement, science education resources for local teachers and students and more.

Opening the conference, Doug Brown, NACD's Vice Chairman of the Board and President and CEO of Brown Chemical Co., Inc., stated, "Our industry, and our companies, can only succeed in the face of market, legislative, regulatory, and public pressures if we work as a team to continually hone our skills. That's why the meeting this week has been oriented around the concepts of collaboration, teamwork, and leadership."

Key sessions at the Annual Meeting include:

  • Inspired Leadership through Challenging Times
    Eric Greitens | Former Navy SEAL, Founder, The Mission Continues, and Best-Selling Author
    Opening the 44th Annual Meeting, Eric Greitens delivers a powerful presentation highlighting that the most successful leaders do more than endure challenging times—they embrace them. With high energy, good humor, and vivid stories, Greitens will inspire your people to embrace challenge, create hope, and thrive in challenging times, becoming wiser and stronger leaders.
  • It's All Connected: The Economy Today…and Tomorrow
    Alan Beaulieu | President, ITR Economics
    What is happening in the U.S. economy at large as well as North America and the world? Which leading indicators are rising, which ones we are waiting for, and what do we expect to happen in 2016 and 2017? Alan Beaulieu, President of ITR Economics™, will take a look at what's really going on in the US and in markets that impact our industry.
  • Partnering to a Promising Future: Congress and the 2016 Elections
    Tom Daschle | Former U.S. Senator (D-SD) and Senate Majority Leader
    Trent Lott | Former U.S. Senator (R-MS) and Senate Majority Leader
    Renowned former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Trent Lott (R-MS) will close out Annual Meeting with an engaging, lively presentation on what to expect in the 2016 elections and provide valuable insight on the current political climate.

For more information on NACD's complete Annual Meeting program and proceedings, please visit our website at

NACD and its 440 member companies are vital to the chemical supply chain providing products to over 750,000 end users. NACD members are leaders in health, safety, security, and environmental performance through implementation of Responsible Distribution, established in 1991 as a condition of membership and a third-party verified management practice. For more information, visit

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