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MDM’s 2024 Second Half Industry Events Preview

See the slate of industry events during the second half of 2024 that are on MDM's radar.
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With the mid-point of 2024 already upon us, it’s time to look at what the second half of the year has in store for industry events.

It wasn’t long ago that the events cycle would be fairly quiet throughout the summer to accommodate family vacations and higher use of paid-time-off days than any other time of the year. But given the state and role that business and personal networking have today, it’s no surprise that there really is no offseason anymore when it comes to events. This summer has plenty, followed by an always jam-packed fall.

I certainly want to include a couple of shameless plugs for a trio of MDM events in the back half of 2024 that our team thinks distributor attendees would find very valuable to attend.

  • July 10 — Distribution Sales Summit (Virtual): This one-day virtual event connects industry leaders with the latest research and peer experience to learn how customers are changing, what agile sales teams are doing differently and the innovative strategies and tools market share-takers are doing to thrive in today’s turbulent and rapidly evolving sales landscape.
  • Sept. 11-13 — SHIFT, Denver: Bringing the best minds in distribution together across sales, digital and data analytics transformation to share ideas and network to build your organization of the future — Hybrid Sales, Powered by Digital, Built on Data Analytics. Our agenda includes main-stage sessions on transformational strategy, change management and case studies shared by highly successful distribution leaders who have guided teams — small, medium and very large — forward.
    • This event will also host the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors’ Mid-Size Companies CEO Roundtable.
  • Dec. 4 — Distribution Profitability Summit (Virtual): Details coming soon!

Here, find a rundown of nearly 40 industry events in the second half of 2024 that are on MDM’s radar across industrial, commercial and building supply product sectors. Of course, this isn’t a complete list. There are undoubtedly more events that I just haven’t been made aware of that are worthy of adding to this list. If you know of any, let me know at, as I’d like for this blog to serve as an industry resource.

I hope to see you out there!

MDM July 10 Distribution Sales Summit Virtual
NAW July 16-18 Association Executives Council Summer Meeting Montreal, Canada
HARDI July 23-25 HARDI Emerging Leaders Conference Boston, MA
NAED Aug. 6-8 NAED Adventure Conference Charlotte, NC
AD Aug. 8-14 AD Bearings & Power Transmission North American Meeting Aurora, CO
AMT Sept. 9-14 IMTS Chicago, IL
Emerald X Sept. 9-11 International Fastener Expo Las Vegas, NV
AD Sept. 10-12 AD Plumbing & Heating Canada Supplier Conference Toronto, Canada
Evergreen Supply Network Sept. 10-12 Evergreen Partnership Conference San Antonio, TX
HARDI Sept. 10-12 HARDI Focus Conference Dallas, TX
MDM Sept. 11-13 2024 SHIFT Conference Denver, CO
NAW Sept. 11-13 CEO Roundtable – Mid-Size Company Denver, CO
NSC Sept. 16-18 NSC Safety Congress & Expo Orlando, FL
AD Sept. 19-21 AD Gypsum Supply Fall Meeting Salt Lake City, UT
ASA Sept. 25-26 ASA Innovation Summit Rosemont, IL
NAW Sept. 25-27 NAW Innovators Summit Austin, TX
ISA Sept. 25-27 ISA Fall Summit Orlando, FL
IBC Oct. 6-9 IBC National Conference Orlando, FL
World Millwork Alliance Oct. 6-9 WMA Millwork Convention & Tradeshow San Antonio, TX
NAED Oct. 7-9 NAED LEAD Conference Kansas City, MO
PHCC Oct. 7-10 PHCCCONNECT2024 Birmingham, AL
AD Oct. 14-17 AD PHCP North American Meeting Chicago, IL
NAW Oct. 14-15 NAW Family Business Forum Minneapolis, MN
NAW Oct. 15-16 CEO Roundtable – Large Company Minneapolis, MN
FABTECH Oct. 15-17 FABTECH Orlando, FL
AHTD Oct. 16-18 AHTD Fall Meeting Seattle, WA
AD Oct. 21-24 AD Industrial & Safety – U.S. North American Meeting Chicago, IL
NAW Oct. 21-25 Distribution Leadership Program – Fall Session Columbus, OH
ASSEMBLY Oct. 22-24 The Assembly Show Rosemont, IL
PTDA Oct. 24-26 PTDA Industry Summit Colorado Springs, CO
NetPlus Alliance Oct. 27-29 NetPlus Alliance Annual Meeting San Antonio, TX
AD Oct. 28-30 AD Electrical North American Meeting Chicago, IL
ProcureCon Oct. 28-29 ProcureCon MRO 2024 Charlotte, NC
NAW Oct. 29-30 CEO Roundtable – Billion Dollar Company Minneapolis, MN
NAFCD & NBMDA  Oct. 29-31 NAFCD & NBMDA Annual Convention New Orleans, LA
PMMI Nov. 3-6 PACK Expo International Chicago, IL
IDCO Nov. 4-6 IDCO Expo Louisville, KY
STAFDA Nov. 10-12 STAFDA Convention Nashville, TN
Baird Nov. 12-14 Baird Global Industrial Conference Chicago, IL
NAW Nov. 13-14 Executive Roundtable – Billion Dollar Company Dallas, TX
NAW Nov. 13-14 Executive Roundtable – Large Company Dallas, TX
ASA Nov. 13-15 NETWORK2024 Chicago, IL
WBR Nov. 18-19 B2B Online Orlando Orlando, FL
ISSA Nov. 18-21 ISSA Show North America Las Vegas, NV
MDM Dec. 4 Distribution Profitability Summit Virtual
HARDI Dec. 7-10 HARDI Annual Conference Atlanta, GA

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