UnleashWD Webinar: What to Expect at the 2013 Innovation Summit

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Distribution businesses, channel partners and manufacturers need innovation to remain relevant. Find out how to innovate during this webinar, which will provide an overview of the UnleashWD 2013 Innovation Summit.

“This webinar will provide case studies from last year’s attendees as to the change they are driving as a result of the inspiration and ‘can’t get anywhere else’ expertise that UnleashWD provides.” -UnleashWD Founder Dirk Beveridge said.

When was the last time you considered trying “the impossible” at your business?

Get inspired during the webinar "What to Expect at the UnleashWD 2013 Innovation Summit" at noon CT on Thursday, August 8.

This webinar will show that after attending last year’s UnleashWD, attendees were motivated to experiment with new business models, drive innovation and look to the best ideas from other industries to move their businesses from industry best practices to next practices.

“I founded UnleashWD after talking to industry CEOS who continually told me of their challenges to remain relevant in what they call this age of disruption,” Dirk Beveridge, UnleashWD Founder says. “A number of distribution owners confided in me their struggle in creating a clear vision for their future. UnleashWD provides that vision. If you want to know how to embrace change instead of fearing it then join us at the UnleashWD 2013 innovation summit.”

Founded in 2012, UnleashWD is the first and only innovation summit created for wholesale distributors and their channel partners. UnleashWD features 18 innovative storytellers from outside of wholesale distribution. During 18-minute sessions, the storytellers will provide examples of adding value to a business from the areas of: Innovation, Leadership, Distribution Business Model Design and Company Culture.

“If you ever thought that you could not re-invent your business find out why UnleashWD will allow you to see new possibilities,” Beveridge said. “This webinar will provide case studies from last year’s attendees as to the change they are driving as a result of the inspiration and ‘can’t get anywhere else’ expertise that UnleashWD provides.”

Highlights of the webinar include:

Case studies of change and innovation from UnleashWD 2012 Attendees.

Why it’s imperative distributors look to different sources – from outside the industry to drive change and innovation.

Building a Better Future for your Business Through Innovative Thinking

The webinar will be hosted by:

Dirk Beveridge, Founder of UnleashWD

Beveridge is the founder of UnleashWD, the first innovation summit for the distribution industry. Dirk seeks to change the culture of the wholesale distribution industry by turning participating organizations in to adaptive, innovative and more profitable companies.

Will Parsley, Business Development Manger at Carswell Distributing

Parsley oversees business development Carswell Distributing Company, which is a leading distributor of Outdoor Power Equipment. Carswell has a long history of developing new products and markets for its customers. Will works within the company’s core business to develop this “new” business and also manages Carswell’s non-core businesses, such as an ATV aftermarket parts business, a 3PL operation, and a footwear company.

Cindy Davidson, Vice President of Sales Operations at Cardinal Health

Davidson is responsible for implementing new distribution business customers, and driving training and development initiatives for all sales representatives and managers across Cardinal Health’s acute and ambulatory care businesses. Cardinal Health is a Fortune 19 company that improves the cost-effectiveness of healthcare, helping pharmacies, hospitals and ambulatory care sites focus on patient care while reducing costs, improving efficiency and quality, and increasing profitability.

Davidson also sits on the UnleashWD advisory board.

About the founder:

Dirk Beveridge is an expert in how wholesale distributors and manufacturers increase market share through examining and improving their relationship with customers.

For the last 25 years Beveridge has worked with more than 3,000 firms as a leadership consultant, trainer and speaker. His clients include: Time Warner, IBM, Andersen Windows, Graybar and Berlin Packaging.

He is available for press interviews, corporate speaking or consulting. To contact Beveridge, call 847-381-7797 or email info(at)unleashwd(dot)com.

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