Of Dirk Beveridge, William Taylor, Co-Founder of Fast Company magazine said: “Every field has its rabble rousers, change agents, thought leaders-people with the wisdom to understand the past, and the creativity to conjure up a new vision for the future. In the field of wholesale distribution, Dirk Beveridge is that thought leader.” Beveridge is the leading advocate of change and innovation throughout wholesale distribution. As the industry’s most outstanding speaker, he delivers a new voice, a new energy, and a new outlook. Dirk’s presentations are unparalleled. He delivers original, proven, and often disruptive thinking. His energy and passion for excellence are infectious and inspires audiences to step from the zone of comfort to unleash the urgency of change. Beveridge is routinely asked to speak on innovation, business strategy, sales, and leadership.
Noticing that innovation was bypassing wholesalers and distributors, Beveridge founded UnleashWD in 2012 which is setting a bold agenda for the 300,000 distributors in the country. The UnleashWD Innovation Summit is an essential annual industry event. This one-of-a-kind summit delivers an outstanding immersive experience through amazing speakers, inspired networking and relevant application. You can learn more at www.unleashwd.com. Dirk’s latest book INNOVATE! How Successful Distributors Lead Change In Disruptive Times was published September 2015 by the NAW’s Institute for Distribution Excellence. Writing about INNOVATE! former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO Admiral James Stavridis (Ret) observed: "At the heart of any healthy industry is innovation -- the ability to change as circumstances dictate with agility and intelligence. In INNOVATE! Dirk Beveridge provides a roadmap for creating innovation. This is an instant classic, and has wide applicability not only in the complex world of distribution, but in the widest sense."
- Customer Obsession Is Just the Start sponsored by Essendant | Mon. October 29 - 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
- Define Your Brand, Differentiate Your Value Proposition sponsored by Essendant | Mon. October 29 - 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
- Three Pillars to Address the WIIFM sponsored by Essendant | Mon. October 29 - 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
- Eliminate Time-Wasters and Close the Right Deals & Five Critical Factors to Help You Outperform the Market sponsored by Essendant | Tue. October 30 - 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM