Conference organizers for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) have announced the educational themes that will be covered during HDAW ’22, taking place in-person Jan. 24-27 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas. During the educational workshops on Tuesday, Jan. 25, HDAW says attendees will hear from industry leaders and experts who will provide insights into pressing topics impacting today’s aftermarket professionals: telematics and next gen trucks, supply chain challenges and solutions, and employment recruitment and retention.
This year’s educational workshops will include:
Paving the Way: How the Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Can Profit from Telematics & Predictive Maintenance
Speakers: Sandeep Kar, Chief Strategy Officer, Noregon; Ben Johnson, Director, Product Management, Mitchell 1; Nick Forte, Director of Maintenance, Hirschbach Motor Lines; Justin Garver, FleetPulse Sales Manager, Great Dane; Jason Morgan, Content Director, Fleet Equipment (moderator)
Conversations That Matter: How is our Industry Adapting to Supply Chain Challenges?
Speakers: Doug Dole, General Manager, Aftermarket Product Strategy, Meritor; Cliff Hovis, President, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Inc.; Mike McDonald, Director of Maintenance, Benore Logistics; Mark Hazel, Associate Director, Commercial Vehicle Reporting, IHS Markit (moderator)
Upping Your Retention & Recruitment Game in These Changing Times
Speaker: Tony Lee, Vice President, Editorial, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The program lineup will also feature a Fireside Chat with Gene Seroka, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles & Tom Gazsi, Deputy Director & Chief of Police for the Port of Los Angeles in a candid conversation on what’s going on at the Port of Los Angeles as well as what to expect in the year ahead.
This year, the Product Sales Training will take place Wednesday, Jan. 26, on the product expo floor. During the four-hour event, attendees can visit exhibiting supplier’s booths or the HDAW Product Training Theater to hear exhibitors make new product announcements, highlight the value of their solutions, explain product benefits, and answer specific questions for each customer’s unique situation.
HDAW ’22 will host heavy-duty aftermarket professionals for four days of educational workshops, one-on-one business meetings, a Service Opportunities Learning Day (sold), product training, valuable networking opportunities with top industry executives of all major heavy-duty suppliers, and a product expo that offers an exclusive view of the latest products in the heavy-duty aftermarket. The theme for HDAW ’22 is “Strong Like You,” which signifies the industry’s resilience throughout the pandemic.
HDAW ’22 conference organizers are committed to holding a live, in-person event and will follow CDC, state and local guidelines to deliver a safe experience for all attendees, exhibitors and event staff. For more information about onsite health and safety, click here.