Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '14 conference organizers announced that “Driving Energy Into the Industry’s Future " is the theme for the annual conference, to be held Jan 27-30, 2014 at the Mirage in Las Vegas.
"It is exciting to build a program around such a dynamic theme, especially given the current drive to innovate our energy sources and rethink what powers our industry,” says Edward Neeley, president of Truck Supply Company of South Carolina, and co-chair of HDAW'14. "This exceptional lineup will offer every participant – distributor, suppliers, fleets and OEs alike -- takeaways for how to help drive more energy into the people, processes and products that make up our industry.”
"Last year’s show was truly outstanding, but with a potent mix of relevant topics and speakers, HDAW’14 is ramping up to be our best event yet,” said Tom Otter, vice president of sales and marketing for Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and co-chair of HDAW'14."We are thrilled with the collaboration, the fresh thinking, and the pride that everyone on the organizing team is bringing to the table. I’m confident that HDAW’14 is going to be a “can’t miss” event.”
Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2014 will offer industry participants four days of education programs, a product expo, peer networking and social activities, and one-on-one meetings during which suppliers and distributors spend time discussing their businesses and opportunities for growth in their relationships.
Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week is the largest North American gathering of the independent heavy-duty aftermarket industry. More than 2,000 executives and managers from the U.S., Canada and six other countries – including distributors, suppliers, service providers, educators and industry media – attended the 2013 conference in Las Vegas
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