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Independent Suppliers Group Announces
Keynote Speaker & Sponsors for Industry Week ’22

Rosemont, IL – September 12, 2022 – This year’s Industry Week ’22 General Session will focus on the crucial aspect of understanding the future of work and the workplace. From how and where people work, the change in business-to-business consumer purchasing behavior and the types of products and services now required in the workplace.

While this disruption to the business environment brought many challenges, it also has presented many opportunities. The keynote speaker of the ISG General Session at Industry Week ’22, Phil Kirschner, Senior Expert at McKinsey & Company, will breakdown what these opportunities are and how to make the most of them.

Phil will explain how to create both a physical and virtual workplace that will not only attract and retain top talent, but also foster a sense of community within an organization. His speech is designed to inspire listeners to expand their views on the different ways of working, as well as to implore employees to see the humanity in each other. Phil will also provide recommendations on how to rethink sales and marketing approaches to adapt to a work from anywhere society.

In addition, Steve Hilleard, OPI CEO, will lead a series of insightful conversations designed to give attendees an inside look into the workplace of the future and the trends, products, and services categories that will determine the success of the Independent Dealer Community. Featuring external and industry experts hand-picked for each topic of conversation, these “One-on-One’s with Steve”, will demonstrate how to navigate the challenges COVID-19 created, along with showing how to maximize the opportunities that have been created as well. The speakers and the topics they will address include:
  • Jon Adkins, ISSA, Senior Vice President: Facilities Supplies
  • Ric Andersen, The HON Company, Vice President & General Manager, HON Sales: Furniture
  • Philip Drapeau, Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc., SVP & GM: Breakroom
  • Roxanne Bernstein, ACCO Brands, EVP & President, North America: OP/Advances into Tech
ISG is also proud to announce the official sponsors of Industry Week ’22. This year’s sponsors include:
  • Premier Sponsor: The HON Company
  • Diamond Sponsor: ACCO Brands
  • Gold Sponsors: 3M, Avery, ECI Solutions, Energizer, Flash Furniture, Global Furniture Group, Newell Brands, Smead, TOPS
  • Silver Sponsor: IOPFDA
  • Bronze Sponsors: FireKing, Pentel of America, SSI, Safco
The ISG General Session will also feature the NAOPA Awards, hosted by OPI Director Janet Bell, which celebrate the successes of 2022 with awards in a variety of categories. ISG Board of Directors Chairman, Jordan Kudler, will also make his annual Industry Week address, along with an inspiring ISG Member panel discussing the future of work and the hybrid environment.

Additional aspects of Industry Week ’22 include Pinnacle/AOPD One-on-One meetings, the BSA Forum, and Essendant’s General Session.

About Independent Suppliers Group 
Founded in 1977, Independent Suppliers Group is a leading global organization providing sales, marketing support, and purchasing power for the community-based independent office products dealer. The organization’s members are located throughout the U.S. and in 6 foreign countries. Collectively, Independent Suppliers Group members produce $7 billion in end-user sales. For more information, contact Independent Suppliers Group headquarters (Phone: 847-699-3330); or visit the Independent Suppliers Group website at