Under the theme "Connected," the 2012 Vipar Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference will be held Oct. 21-26 at the Marco Island Marriott in Florida.

The event will include a keynote presentation by Terry Bradshaw, four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, during a Thursday, Oct. 25, luncheon. Bradshaw is a two-time Super Bowl MVP, Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and is well-known as a multiple-Emmy award-winning broadcaster for Fox on Fox NFL Sunday.

Each year the Annual Business Conference brings together Vipar Heavy Duty distributors, supplier partners, and industry associates to exchange ideas and share information.

The 2012 Vipar Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference will include a tradeshow, one-on-one stockholder/supplier partner meetings, and the annual stockholder meeting.

A general session for distributors will be held with several value-added sessions including an update on Vipar Heavy Duty's strategic direction, a session on competitive distribution strategies, a profile of the commercial vehicle market and a distributor profitability session.

For more information on the 2012 Vipar Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference, visit www.vipar.com .