Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week is moving, after years in Las Vegas, to the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. Organizers announced the 15th annual conference is moving to for more space and as a more convenient location for many attendees.
HDAW 2020 will be held Jan. 27-30. The product expo area will increase from 100,000 to 180,000 square feet and will have an extra 250,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
The business-to-business event attracts more than 2,500 executives and managers from the U.S., Canada and six other countries, including distributors, suppliers, service providers, educators and industry media.
“Everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes the Gaylord Texan,” said Tim Kraus, president and COO of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, during an announcement at the 2019 HDAW event in Las Vegas. “The decision to move was not taken lightly. It comes after much consideration of industry feedback and our goal to ensure the industry has the best opportunity to come together and conduct business. This new space will provide a more business-culture-focused venue, which will allow us to bring innovative new elements to the conference that will ultimately enhance the attendee’s experience—all under one roof.”
HDAW 2020 will offer the independent aftermarket four days of distributor education workshops and product training, including SOLD! (Service Opportunities & Learning Day), a two-day program designed for distributors with service and repair technicians. The event will feature a product expo with the latest heavy-duty parts and services on display. Multiple peer networking opportunities, social and spouse activities, and supplier and distributor one-on-one meetings giving the HD aftermarket community opportunities to share ideas, collaborate, make business connections and have some fun, say organizers.
For more information on next year’s event, visit www.hdaw.org.