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2009 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week Education Program Announced


ORLAND PARK, Ill. – The Heavy Duty Aftermarket 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, Fla.

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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 period.

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.

For more information on conference registration or for exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities at HDAW 2009, contact Bill Glasgow Sr., conference manager, at 708-226-1300 or e-mail [email protected].