Heavy Duty Dialogue 2013 Set for March 11

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association's Heavy Duty Dialogue 2013 will take place March 11 just before Transport Topics' annual TMC event.

Heavy Duty Dialogue 2013, jointly presented by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and Transport Topics, will precede the annual TMC event in Nashville, TN, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center on March 11, 2013. 

Heavy Duty Dialogue '13 (HDD'13) is an exceptional business conference developed specifically for executives in the global and domestic, on- and-off highway commercial vehicle industry. The HDD’13 program will address several key strategic areas within the Global Market for the Commercial Vehicle Industry, including:

  • The Global Economic Outlook
  • Industry Executives Discussion - Technology, Regulations & Globalization
  • A Roundtable Discussion - Fleet Perspective on Specing vs. Integrated - Supplier/Merchant Value in the NAFTA Trucking Industry
  • 2013-2020 Outlook for the Global Commercial Vehicle Industry
  • NAFTA Truck & Freight Market Forecast

The demands of supplying on- and off-highway OEM and aftermarket customers creates changes and challenges within the global commercial vehicle industry. HDD’13 will have the vital information to assist organizations in developing strategies to grow and prosper in the industry’s ever-changing market.

Attendees will hear industry experts discuss strategies, learn about potential new developments in industry segment markets for their products and services, experience peer networking opportunities within the industry in a business setting, in an environment focused on developing relationships and enhanced industry knowledge to sustain business in world-wide changing economic environments.

Confirmed presenters include: 

Dr. Jeffrey Rosensweig, Director, Global Perspectives Program, Emory University

Martin Daum, President & CEO of Diamler Truck North America

Dick Giromini, President & CEO of Wabash National

Gary Gerstenslager, President & CEO of Hendrickson International

Chip McClure, Chairman/President & CEO of Meritor

Eric Starks, President of FTR and Associates

“The global commercial vehicle industry is expanding, with many companies encountering new challenges within segments of the industry,” says Timothy Kraus, President and Chief Operating Officer of Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association. “Suppliers are reacting to new markets by expanding their reach by integrating new products, services and business practices, which can open doors to new business opportunities. The conference program for HDD’13 is designed to delve into these segments and opportunities, expanding business contacts and new foundations for attendees.”