Registration opens for HD Aftermarket Dialogue

News Truck Parts and Service Staff October 24, 2013

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers’ Association (HDMA) and MacKay & Co. announce registration has now opened for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue, the second-annual event co-presented by the organizations on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at the Mirage in Las Vegas before HDAW ‘14.

The day-long conference is scheduled to be held in the Terry Fator Theater from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., HDMA says. To sign up, please visit www.hdma.org.

As one of three in HDMA’s Heavy Duty dialogue series, Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue program will provide insight and a forward look at the heavy duty aftermarket, with an introduction by Tim Kraus of HDMA, an aftermarket industry forecast with Stu MacKay, of MacKay & Company and a market and economic outlook, with heavy duty industry expert Dr. Robert Dieli, of RDLB, Inc.

Scheduled industry speakers include, Michele Calbi of Navistar, Steve Crowley of Vipar HD Parts, Dwayne Haug of Werner Transportation, Mike McKay of Kenworth Sales Company, Edward Neeley of Truck Supply Company of SC, and David Seewack of FinditParts.com. Additional speakers will be announced soon, HDMA says.

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue also features individual presenters and separate fleet and distribution executive panel-discussions with primary topics that will include:

  • The rise of eCommerce in the heavy duty aftermarket industry
  • Industry perspectives on the growing popularity of internet sales
  • Branding and private label programs and the effect on customer loyalty

Conference registration will include: printed conference books containing available presentation materials; breakfast, breaks, a networking luncheon, and the HDAW’14 All-Industry Reception – all intended to facilitate networking with industry peers, HDMA says. Those planning to attend are encouraged to arrive on Sunday, January 26, 2014 to prepare for the conference’s start time the following morning.

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