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HDAD 2023 to focus on ‘resiliency’

Nov. 14, 2022
The 2023 conference focused on sharing knowledge and strategies for the aftermarket industry included representatives from SAF-Holland Inc. and Phillips Industries

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), along with its Heavy Duty Business Forum (HDBF) and MacKay & Company will present “Real World View Presented by the Heavy Duty Business Forum” at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) on Monday, January 16, 2023. 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, president and COO of HDMA. Panelists include:

  • Kent Jones – President – Americas, SAF-Holland Inc.
  • Rob Phillips – Founder & CEO, Phillips Connect and CEO, Phillips Industries
  • Jeffery Porter – President & CEO, Velvac, Inc.

HDAD ‘23 is co-presented by HDMA and MacKay & Company and will immediately precede Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2023. HDAD is traditionally held as a conference, networking, and kick-off for suppliers attending HDAW.

HDAD 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 Heavy Duty Aftermarket industry, as well as sharing the most successful strategies being implemented to counter them. The theme for HDAD '23 is "Resiliently Transforming the Future."

Following in line with this year's theme, the conference will experience a transformation of its own, including a refreshed agenda, more first-time speakers, and a faster pace. ther 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. For more information and to register, visit https://www.hdma.org/content/heavy-duty-aftermarket-dialogue.