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AED/INFOR Executive Forum

September 17, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - September 19, 2014 @ 11:00 am


20/20 VISION

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Want to see into the future?
Or how about even the real present?

2020 Vision means studying the big disruptors of today and understanding their force – if unchecked or unmanaged – in about five years from now. In other words, the year 2020.

No spin, no rose-colored glasses. Our cast of speakers dish out the real story, the how-to’s, and the business sense behind today’s headlines and business books.

At Exective Forum, let’s dissect a range of “monsters” that are growing exponentially right
now, from the growing workforce skills crisis to environmental extremism – and what the costs
and consequences will be if we don’t address them, and quickly.

Let’s define the distinguishing traits of a highprofit distribution company – through the lens
of a successful dealer from a different but similar industry! And then let’s talk about the continuity
of your legacy and best practices for your ownership succession and planning.


Economic analysis and forecast with Ed Sullivan, chief economist, PCA
Dynamics of a Profitable Dealership
Steve Leonard, president & CEO, American Truck & Bus, Inc., Anapolis, Md.,
and adjunct business faculty, University of Maryland
Solving Our Skilled Workforce Crisis
Renowned thought-leader, author and researcher Ed Gordon, Imperial Consulting
Environmental Extremism – Journalist and documentary filmmaker Phelim McAleer
5 Major Disruptors to Business As Usual
telematics | rental | Obamacare | digital-age branding | UAVs
Labor Pains – Attorney Jim Hendricks
Who’s Next and How Do You Get Them There – Succession Planning with
Mike Frommelt, president, Keystone Search

Plus influential invited guest(s) TBA, as well as association and government affairs updates.

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WHO: Distributor principals and their senior management team
WHAT: AED/Infor Executive Forum – 2020 Vision
WHEN: Sept. 18-19, 2014; arrive Sept. 17 for welcome reception at 6 p.m.; program concludes 11 a.m. Friday
WHERE: Hilton Rosemont near O’Hare Airport (free shuttle)
WHY: Sobering subject matter will inform your short- and long-term decision-making
and planning.
WHAT: 11/2 days to socialize with dealer peers from around North America, and go
have dinner with your channel partners and business service providers.

Conference Tuition: Members – $895/$795 before August 15
(Additional attendees from the same company pay half price)
Nonmembers – $1,295

Accommodations at the Hilton Rosemont are now sold out. Please see additional options below:

Crowne Plaza Chicago-O’Hare

5440 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
(888) 642-7344
(847) 671-6350
Visit their website 

Loews Chicago O’Hare 

5300 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
(877) 868-9134
(847) 544-5300
Visit their website 

Registration for this event must be purchased separately from others.

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September 17, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
September 19, 2014 @ 11:00 am
Event Category:


Hilton Rosemont