VIPAR Heavy Duty announced Monday the theme of “Accelerate: Investing in Tomorrow” for its 2018 Annual Business Conference, which will be held Oct. 14-19, 2018, at the JW Marriott Marco Island in Marco Island, Fla.
VIPAR Heavy Duty state this year’s theme emphasizes “the organization’s focus on opportunities and solutions to support the current and future growth of stockholder and supplier business.”
“VIPAR Heavy Duty, and our G3 management team, is serious about truck parts distribution and we are committed to helping our stockholders and suppliers continue to grow their businesses,” says Chris Baer, president and CEO at VIPAR Heavy Duty. “We understand the value of technology, people and resources and are investing in these areas in order to execute our key initiatives and to better serve our end user customers, delivering long-term benefits and solutions to support our organization’s future success.”
The VIPAR Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference is an opportunity for more than 775 stockholders, supplier partners and industry associates to come together to participate in open dialogue and share best practices and insights on opportunities and challenges in the independent heavy duty aftermarket, the organization states. The conference will feature updates on the organization and business growth insights from the G3 management team, in addition to the annual stockholder meeting, general session, distributor educational sessions, trade show, networking events and more than 1,500 one-to-one stockholder/supplier partner meetings.
Additionally, in support of VIPAR Heavy Duty’s commitment to shaping the next generation of industry leadership, there will be a young leaders’ reception featuring speed mentoring, organized by GenNext, as well as a young leaders’ forum and lunch for young professionals, the organization says.