Heavy-duty supplier execs to discuss 2023 outlook, industry challenges at HD Aftermarket Dialogue

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The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) and MacKay & Company have announced panelists for the “Real World View Presented by the Heavy Duty Business Forum” presentation at the upcoming 2023 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD).

HDMA says the session will bring together three top industry leaders, focusing the discussion on the outlook for 2023 and beyond. Topics will include:

  • 2023 Outlook: Operational resilience among mixed economic signals
  • Key challenges and opportunities
  • Future transformation vs. Present operations: An organizational balancing act

The panel will be moderated by Collin Shaw, HDMA president and COO, and panelists will include:

  • Kent Jones – president – Americas, SAF-Holland
  • Rob Phillips – founder & CEO, Phillips Connect and CEO, Phillips Industries
  • Jeffery Porter – president & CEO, Velvac

Co-presented by HDMA and MacKay & Company, HD Aftermarket Dialogue will immediately precede Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2023 and be held Jan. 16, 2023, at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas.

Organizers say HD Aftermarket Dialogue brings together thought leaders from all segments of the heavy-duty aftermarket industry who can share applied knowledge on the state of the marketplace and what steps are necessary to be sustainable and prosperous as the industry evolves. This conference delivers this critical information by identifying the toughest emerging problems in the industry, as well as sharing the most successful strategies being implemented to counter them.

The theme for HDAD '23 is "Resiliently Transforming the Future." Beyond the real world presentation, other HDAD topics include:

  • Best practices for hiring and retaining young talent in the commercial vehicle industry
  • A deep dive into governmental legislation and its potential impact on the aftermarket industry
  • Macro-economic trends that will impact the industry over the next five years
  • MacKay & Company's Truckable Economic Activity report insight and Aftermarket Review

Additional topics, speakers, and panelists will be announced soon, organizers say. For more information, and to register, go to the HD Aftermarket Dialogue website.

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