Entrepreneur, author, and star of "Shark Tank" Robert Herjavec will be the keynote speaker at the NTEA Annual Meeting during Work Truck Week 2023 on March 9, 2023. Herjavec will offer tips on resilience, building the will to win, and using challenges as motivation.
Work Truck Week is North America’s largest work truck event. Held at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, it encompasses The Work Truck Show, Green Truck Summit, Ride & Drive, educational conference, and more. Green Truck Summit is March 7, educational sessions run March 7–9, and the exhibit hall is open March 8–10.
Like many Work Truck Week attendees, Herjavec is an entrepreneur and successful business leader. Born in Eastern Europe, he escaped communism in the former Yugoslavia and emigrated to Canada. From delivering newspapers and waiting tables to launching a computer company from his basement, his drive to achieve has led him to create a better life for himself and his family. After building and selling several IT companies, he founded Herjavec Group in 2003, and it quickly became one of the world’s largest, privately held cybersecurity firms.
Herjavec shares his expertise with other entrepreneurs weekly as a leading Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show "Shark Tank." On this long-running program, ambitious entrepreneurs pitch a panel of investors known as “Sharks” on investing in their companies. Herjavec also has written three best-selling books — Driven, The Will to Win, and You Don’t Have to Be a Shark: Creating Your Own Success.
“Robert Herjavec draws on his own rags-to-riches experience and substantial business success to inspire others to take risks, take control of their future and stay true to their visions,” says David Scheitlin, 2023 NTEA Convention chair, and director of operations at Holman. “Work Truck Week attendees are sure to be both entertained and inspired by his stories and insights.”
Herjavec’s keynote will be a moderated question-and-answer conversation that’s sure to cover business trends, entrepreneurship, and maybe even some behind-the-scenes anecdotes from "Shark Tank."
Tickets for Annual Meeting, sponsored by Ford Pro, will be available for purchase when registration opens in October, NTEA says.