Week (HDAW) ’09 Education Committee has defined six education programs
based upon the event theme, "Maximizing Opportunities in Challenging
Times." HDAW will be held Monday, Feb. 16 through Thursday, Feb. 19, at
the Rosen Centre Hotel and Orange County Convention Center in Orlando,
Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week is an all-industry, independent
distributor focused, all-inclusive, business to business conference
that features a distributor information and education program,
pre-scheduled one-on-one business meetings, networking opportunities
with receptions and meals, the HD Industry awards program and luncheon
and a product expo, all in one place and in less than a one week
According to Dave Gerdes, HDAW education committee co-chair, the
education committee has taken data from recent surveys and from prior
HDAW events and carefully selected topics and speakers that will
provide industry insight and valuable business tools.
The six education programs planned for this year’s event will focus on:
Profit Planning Analysis;
Understanding the Customer’s Value;
Essential Elements of Your Business Plan;
Transforming for Technology;
How to Deposit, Transfer and Draw from Each Employees’ ATM; and
Service Distributor Workshop, Improving Your Operation and Profitability.
In addition, back by popular demand, The HD Aftermarket Forum
presented by Stu MacKay of MacKay and Co. will provide an up-to-date
industry forecast and discussion on industry challenges and solutions.
HDAW is presented by a joint operating committee comprised of
industry leaders from American Council of Frame and Alignment
Specialists (ACOFAS), Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN),
Heavy Duty America (HDA), Heavy Duty Distribution Association (HDDA),
Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), Heavy Duty Remanufacturing
Group (HDRG), International Truck Parts Association (ITPA), Overseas
Automotive Council (OAC), Power Heavy Duty, Service Specialists
Association (SSA), Truck Pride and VIPAR HD Parts.