Automotive Distribution Network's National Convention Sells Out Renaissance Nashville, Hilton Downtown Hotels - aftermarketNews

Automotive Distribution Network’s National Convention Sells Out Renaissance Nashville, Hilton Downtown Hotels

Because of the unprecedented demand, the Network has added a speaker to its seminar lineup: Scott Hunter, CEO of the Hunter Partnership Alliance, who will, appropriately enough, present The Art of Being Outrageously Successful (In Spite of the Economy).

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The upcoming National Convention of the Automotive Distribution Network, to be held Feb. 26–March 1, has sold out the Renaissance Nashville and the Hilton Downtown Hotels, with attendance overflowing into the nearby Sheraton, according to Mike Lambert, president of the Network.

“The overwhelming response to the Network’s 2009 National Convention, despite the challenging economy, is remarkable,” Lambert said. “I commend our Parts Plus WDs, auto stores and Car Care Centers for their commitment in these trying times. The fact that we have more registrants for the 2009 gathering in Nashville than we did for our 2007 convention in Las Vegas speaks volumes as to our group’s sense of camaraderie and dedication.”

Because of the unprecedented demand, the Network has added a speaker to its seminar lineup: Scott Hunter, CEO of the Hunter Partnership Alliance, who will, appropriately enough, present The Art of Being Outrageously Successful (In Spite of the Economy). The Network Convention will also feature an Industry Forum, moderated by Babcox group Publisher Jeff Stankard. Forum participants include Jay Burkhart, senior vice president, Global Aftermarket, Federal-Mogul, and Denny Welvaert, president of Dayco, North American Aftermarket, who will be appear alongside Network WDs, jobbers and service dealers to discuss issues facing the industry.

Lambert also salutes the Network’s vendor partners, who will help host the largest Manufacturers Exposition in the association’s convention history, covering 40,000 square feet of space at the Nashville Convention Center. More than 175 manufacturers will be on hand to talk shop and display their latest products, services and promotions

You May Also Like

Monroe Releases New Part Numbers in February

Parts expansion covers more than 13 million VIO in the U.S. and Canada.

Monroe shocks and struts, a global brand from Tenneco's DRiV group, has launched new part numbers in the month of February, including its new OESpectrum shock and mount assembly, designed to save installation time. New part numbers also include Monroe conversion kits, Quick-Strut assemblies, OESpectrum light truck shocks, and Magnum RV shocks. In total, this represents coverage for more than 13 million vehicles in operation (VIO) in the United States and Canada.

Hankook Tire Named MCoR Series Sole Tire Supplier

All vehicles to be equipped with two types of Hankook Ventus tires.

JNPSoft OptiCat Names Director of Sales

Mark Nasra joins the company with more than 20 years of automotive experience.

Osram Sylvania Makes Major Investment at Hillsborough Plant

Osram Sylvania says the investment will enhance the company’s production and distribution and bring 75 to 100 new jobs to Hillsborough, NH.

dott. and MESH/diversity Partner on Aftermarket DEI Solution

The offerings are designed to help leaders create a custom blueprint for scalable and sustainable organizational change.

Other Posts

NGK/NTK, Autel Tools Collab on Webinar Series

The series consists of six 60-minute webinars that dig deep into system diagnostics of domestic and import vehicle models.

Marelli Wins Global Contract With Major Carmaker

Marelli will supply the Battery Management System (BMS) for a major global carmaker’s future small-medium BEVs.

MAHLE Aftermarket Extends Partnership with Casey Currie 

Currie regularly participates in off-road competitions and exhibitions as a member of the MAHLE engine parts test team.

SEMA Sponsors ZEV Conversion Rebate Bill in California

The bill will offer eligible Californians a rebate of up to $2,000 to convert their gas-powered vehicle into a ZEV.