Bill Strauss Of Chicago Federal Reserve To Kick Off Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue

Bill Strauss Of Chicago Federal Reserve To Kick Off Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue

Strauss, senior economist and economic adviser for the Chicago Federal Reserve, will discuss “The Global Economy - The Growing Interdependence” to open the annual event in Las Vegas.

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, the Heavy Duty division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), has announced that Bill Strauss, senior economist and economic adviser for the Chicago Federal Reserve, will discuss “The Global Economy – The Growing Interdependence” to open the annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) conference on Monday, Jan. 22, at The Mirage in Las Vegas, immediately preceding Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week ’18. HDAD is co-presented by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) and MacKay & Co. The day-long conference will to be held in the Terry Fator Theater from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Strauss will kick off the event with his discussion, providing a focus on the growing interdependence of individual global economies with an historical, present and anticipated future outlook in key geographic regions. Strauss also will discuss what is driving – or hindering – the interrelationship between countries, including the current hot-button topics of the NAFTA renegotiation, BREXIT and the EU impact, if any, as well as the impact of the Korean turmoil on China and what to potentially expect all of these factors to impact the truck industry today.

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue features individual presenters and separate distribution executive panel-discussions with primary topics that include:

  • Globalization of the Truck/Transportation Industry & Impact on & Disruption of OEM/Aftermarket Supplier
  • Global Truck OEM Keynote
  • Aftermarket Overview & Outlook
  • Meeting the Parts & Service Needs of Today’s Fleets
  • Aftermarket Disruptor – How changes in the OE markets and distributive environments are/will impact heavy-duty distributors

Additional panelists and speakers will be announced shortly.

Conference registration will include: digital presentation materials; breakfast, breaks, a networking luncheon and the HDAW’18 All-Industry Reception – all intended to facilitate networking with industry peers. For more information on HDAD ’18, visit hdma.org.

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