NACDS Annual Meeting to foster strategic partnerships, bring together industry leaders

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ARLINGTON, Va. — NACDS looks forward to welcoming back NACDS chain and associate members to the fast-approaching NACDS Annual Meeting, to be held April 23-26 in Palm Beach, Fla.

The highly anticipated, in-person event will deliver one-of-a-kind opportunities for senior executives and team members — from NACDS-member retailers and suppliers — to strengthen relationships, connect and foster strategic business partnerships.

A vital part of the vibrant conference schedule is the Meet the Industry program — which is exclusively designed for NACDS-member supplier companies. The program will take place on Saturday, April 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. and will include 30-minute sessions presented by senior executives from CVS Health, Rite Aid, Cardinal Health, Kroger and Walgreens. Presenters will provide an overview of their company; talk about how they maximize the NACDS Annual Meeting to conduct business; and preview topics they anticipate discussing with suppliers.

In addition to top-to-top business and strategic exchanges, the NACDS Annual Meeting will feature compelling speakers from a range of disciplines:

  • Former defense secretary, Dr. Mark Esper, is set to speak at the Business Program on Tuesday, April 26. Dr. Esper will bring a unique perspective on the issues that are shaping the industry and the nation today.
  • Political strategist Karl Rove — who served as senior advisor and deputy chief of staff for then-President George W. Bush — will speak at the NACDS-PAC Breakfast on Monday, April 25. Rove spoke at the NACDS Annual Meeting in 2017, and will offer his strategic insights on the major political issues of the day — particularly with the upcoming 2022 elections.
  • Innovative business executive and founder, Lisa Sun, will present during the NACDS Luncheon on Monday, April 25, where she will share experience-driven insights on how to meaningfully use “gravitas” in personal and professional settings.
  • Sunday’s Business Program will feature remarks by the NACDS leadership – including current NACDS Chair Colleen Lindholz, president, Kroger Health, The Kroger Co.; Chairman and CEO of The Kroger Co., Rodney McMullen; and NACDS President & CEO Steven C. Anderson. Incoming NACDS Chair Brian Nightengale, president, Good Neighbor Pharmacy, will also be a part of the Business Programs, presenting on Tuesday.

For additional information about the 2022 NACDS Annual Meeting, contact Jim Whitman, NACDS’ senior vice president of member programs and services, at (703) 837-4610 or visit the 2022 NACDS Annual Meeting frequently-asked-questions.



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