HDAW opens with record attendance

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Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) is a record setter this year. The largest gathering of heavy-duty aftermarket professionals in the industry is welcoming more than 2,500 attendees this week, including more than 750 distributors.

“The industry has been eager to reconnect and that excitement was evident in the crowds we’ve seen at both the Leaders of Tomorrow Reception and the All-Industry Welcome reception last night,” said HDAW supplier co-chair Brian Rieger of ConMet during Tuesday's opening general session. “There’s no substitute to seeing products in person and meeting face-to-face.”

Organizers say HDAW 23 highlights include

  • Sold-out Product Expo floor. The 59,000+ sq.-ft., show floor will be the aftermarket industry’s best place to get their hands on the latest products. With 300+ suppliers, including more than 40 first-time exhibitors, HDAW is offering a wide variety of products from more suppliers than ever before, exclusive show deals, detailed product specifications and information and the opportunity to build relationships with suppliers and manufacturers to maximize ROI.
  • More opportunities to make deals. The industry’s most successful One-on-One Business Meeting program is offering more pre-scheduled opportunities on Tuesday and unscheduled meetings on Thursday afternoon. HDAW 2023 will feature the biggest One-on-One program ever, with sold-out supplier meeting rooms and 1,800+ meeting sessions scheduled across three days. Those interested in unscheduled slots can view the list of participating suppliers on their Know Before You Go email to connect with them directly for availability.
  • Shift, adapt and grow your leadership skills with Keynote Brian Kight. A respected advisor to businesses and sports teams, Kight shared his proven, discipline-based strategies to help businesses evolve. The session dovee into the two primary responsibilities of leaders and teach a timeless system for leadership that maximizes opportunity and guides you through adversity. 
  • Heavy Duty Aftermarket industry honors. Two prestigious awards also were presented Tuesday. The Heavy Duty Aftermarket Hall of Fame added Stu MacKay and Weldon Parts was named the 2022 TPS Distributor of the Year.
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