The 2018 AD Finance & HR Summit took place in late May at the Westin Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado. The summit welcomed 195 attendees from 109 independent distributors and service providers across North America representing seven industries.

Throughout the three days, attendees listened to keynote speeches, engaged in panel discussions, participated in networking roundtables and attended concurrent sessions with thought leadership presentations from AD service providers and industry experts. In addition, attendees were given the opportunity to network with 21 best-in-class service providers during the AD Service Provider Tour. 

Neil Cohen, AD’s senior vice president of HR said: “The mission of AD HR Services is to connect members with best-in-class service providers, provide them with best-practice sharing and professional-development opportunities, and create a foundation for a strong AD HR community. The Finance & HR Summit strongly supports this mission through its significant networking opportunities, thought-leadership presentations and panel discussions on strategic HR topics, and the chance to meet with service providers during the service provider tour. Additionally, the Summit agenda was designed by members, for members, with the ultimate goal of participants leaving with practical ideas that they can implement in their businesses.”

As the first combined summit, Finance & HR decision-makers were welcome to attend all networking roundtables and concurrent sessions without needing to choose a finance or an HR path.

Drew Moyer, AD’s CFO, added: “This summit was a unique opportunity for finance and HR executives from across the industries served by AD to share best practices and learn from experts all while earning credits for continuing education and adding value to their companies.”

Dave Davis, CFO at Schaedler Yesco, shared: “Attending the 2018 AD Finance & HR Summit in Denver was well worth the time and investment. The networking roundtables and concurrent sessions were beyond excellent. I find being able to network with fellow finance and HR executives to be invaluable.”