It might not seem like it, but Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2022 is right around the corner.
On Monday, conference organizers annual event announced “Strong Like You” will serve as the 2022 event theme, and David McCleave, director of Marketing and Aftermarket at Hendrickson, and Bill Nolan, president at PBS Truck Parts, will serve as conference co-chairs. Bill Betts, president, Betts Truck Parts & Service also will serve as distributor vice-chairman.
After being held virtually this year, HDAW will return in-person next year from Jan. 24-27, at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas. HDAW co-owners HDMA, CVSN and the Auto Care Association note event registration will begin Tuesday, Aug. 24.
“While we appreciated the chance to connect virtually, we now truly recognize and value our industry’s need to connect and do business in person,” says Nolan. “This year’s theme, 'Strong Like You,' represents the grit, dedication, boldness required to make it in our industry, and these past two years have helped make the realization that we are stronger when we are all together. I look forward to working closely with David and conference organizers to shape this year’s return.”
As the largest gathering of heavy-duty aftermarket professionals in the industry, next year's HDAW will again include four days of education, workshops, one-on-one business meetings, a Service Opportunities Learning Day, one-on-one business meetings, product training, valuable networking opportunities with top industry executives of all major heavy duty suppliers, and a product expo that offers an exclusive view of the latest products in the heavy-duty aftermarket.
McCleave says the event organizers are eager to begin the next step in event planning.
“I’m honored to be selected as the supplier chair for HDAW ’22 and will work with Bill to use our backgrounds to craft a hands-on experience full of the latest education, invaluable networking opportunities, and two years’ worth of new products,” he says. “Like you, the aftermarket industry is strong, and HDAW ‘22 will be our opportunity to stay on top of the resources and education needed to navigate and move past the challenges we’ve faced. We can’t wait to see you there.”
HDAW’s industry-leading education offerings serve as a focal point to guide the independent heavy-duty aftermarket industry through its ever-evolving landscape. Education sessions planned for the 2022 event will address logistics, freight and other supply chain issues, offer strategies for retaining quality employees, and help to accelerate attendees’ e-commerce strategy in a changing market.
Organizer say a complete line up of sessions will be announced in September. HDAW ’22 conference organizers are committed to holding a live, in-person event and will follow CDC, state and local guidelines to deliver a safe experience for all attendees, exhibitors and event staff.
For more information about HDAW, and to register, please visit www.hdaw.org.