HDMA Off Highway Dialogue '17 to Include Plant Tour

This year's HDMA Off-Highway Dialogue will include plant tours in addition to global industry overviews and a panel on emerging technologies.

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the Commercial Vehicle Division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), has announced it will include OEM-Supplier Manufacturer plant tours as a new conference element at its 6th annual Off-Highway Dialogue

This year's Off-Highway Dialogue will be held Thursday, October 12 at the Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf in Bettendorf, IA. The location accommodates plant tours of John Deere facilities within the Quad Cities area for supplier manufacturer executives.

Attendees of Off-Highway Dialogue will be able to choose between a tour of the John Deere Seeding Group and John Deere Davenport Works plants on the morning of October 12, with roundtrip transportation provided.  

After the tours, attendees will return to the conference center for a networking lunch and programming that includes a global industry overview by Ann Duignan of JP Morgan, and an emerging technologies panel featuring several technology experts from the agriculture, mining, construction, and industrial equipment sectors. The day will conclude with a keynote address by a top off-highway OEM industry executive.

"We are pleased to announce the Deere and Company plant tours for attendees as an added feature for Off-Highway Dialogue '17," says Tim Kraus, President and COO of HDMA. "John Deere has been extremely helpful and generous in allowing us to provide this element to our attendees. The plant tours will be closed to the media, making this an exclusive event, enhancing the experience of the conference for the off-highway parts manufacturers."

The Off-Highway Dialogue 2017 conference will open the evening before with a networking/welcome reception for participants, at the Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf.

The conference's afternoon speakers and panel participants will be announced in the coming weeks.

Registration for OHD 2017 is now open; register today and save $100.