Martin Regalia, senior vice president and chief economist with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will share his insight on the forces impacting the American economy in the opening general session at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '11.

"Dr. Regalia is adept at explaining complex economic concepts in layman's terms, " said Dave Willis, HDAW'11 co-chair. "Attendees can look forward to an up-to-date, clear-eyed view of everything from banking and credit markets to unemployment figures to interest rates, inflation and more. He will provide insight as to what to expect in the future - and how it will impact your business."

Regalia's presentation will cover the current economic forces impacting the American economy and how they will impact the heavy-duty aftermarket business.

Regalia is senior vice president for economic and tax policy and chief economist at the United States Chamber of Commerce. In conjunction with Chamber members, he is responsible for developing Chamber policy on tax and economic issues. He also oversees the Chamber's Council on Small Business and the Corporate Leadership Advisory Council. Regalia appears on national television news and debate programs, testifies before congressional committees, authors articles and publications on a variety of economic topics, and speaks to many groups across the country.

HDAW organizers also have officially opened supplier registration for its One-on-One meetings. Participation in the pre-scheduled meetings between suppliers and distributors is expected to exceed the more than 1,200 meetings held last year.

HDAW '11 will be held at the Mirage, Las Vegas, Monday, Jan. 17 through Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011.

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