Renowned National Leaders Bring Decades of Insight to NACDS Annual Meeting

<p>The upcoming <a href="http://annual.nacds.org/">NACDS Annual Meeting</a>, which will take place April 26&ndash;29 in Scottsdale, Ariz., brings together decision makers and executives&mdash;from retailers, suppliers and other healthcare and consumer goods partners&mdash;for an exceptional chance to connect and engage. </p>
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<p>Consistent with this event&rsquo;s history of presenting timely and relevant speakers, this year&rsquo;s conference features renowned national leaders, former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Haley Barbour, former governor of Mississippi, and former chairman of the Republican Governor&rsquo;s Association. Panetta will deliver the keynote address during the Business Program on Tuesday, April 29, and Barbour will be the keynote speaker at the NACDS Chain Members and Political Action Committee breakfast on Monday, April 28.</p>
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<p>Panetta is a seasoned Washington insider, who also served as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency and was notably responsible for overseeing the operation that resulted in the capture of Osama bin Laden. He also served as chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, director of the Office of Management and Budget, and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and chairman of the House Budget Committee.</p>
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<p>Barbour was first elected governor in 2003, amid the largest voter turnout in Mississippi gubernatorial history, and served two terms as chairman of the Republican National Committee. In 1994, under Barbour&rsquo;s chairmanship, Republicans won the greatest midterm majority sweep of the 20th century, winning GOP control of both houses of Congress for the first time in 40 years.</p>
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<p>Panetta and Barbour will appear as part of a comprehensive Annual Meeting schedule that features other tremendous opportunities to gain insights from topics spanning business, policy and politics.</p>
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<p>From the retail-industry intelligence presented by corporate executives from seven retail companies during the &ldquo;Meet the Retailer&rdquo; program, to the Strategic Exchange Programs where retailers and supplies meet face-to-face to discuss strategies and ongoing ventures and partnerships, the NACDS Annual meeting offers a unique opportunity for today&rsquo;s influential drug, food and mass merchandising retail executives and their supplier partners to share insights, build relationships&mdash;and get the job done.</p>
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2016-12-06T13:24:31+00:00Apr-24-14|Categories: Article|Tags: , |