The 2010 Vipar Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference will be held Nov. 14-19 in Marco Island, Fla., with the theme "Making the Difference."

The conference brings together Vipar Heavy Duty distributors, supplier partners, and industry associates. This 2010 conference will feature a keynote presentation by motivational speaker Jim Craig, the goalie for the 1980 gold medal winning U.S. hockey team.

Craig is the president of Gold Medal Strategies, a Boston-area based promotions and marketing firm. An All-American goalie at Boston University, Craig was selected as the starting goaltender for the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team that upset the heavily-favored Soviet Union in the semifinals. The win was dubbed the "Miracle on Ice," and the team went on to defeat Finland to capture the gold medal.

Conference events include a tradeshow, one-on-one stockholder/supplier partner meetings, general sessions, the annual stockholders meeting, as well as various other business programs. The event will kick off with a welcome reception on Sunday, Nov. 14 and conclude with the annual dinner on Thursday, Nov. 18.

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