Small Dealer Conference

Small Dealer Conference

November 13 – 14

AED’s Small Dealer Conference is back! This crucial event is your annual education and networking opportunity designed to help small business operators take a step back and focus on improving their equipment business.  

Small dealers make up a sizeable portion of AED members and are loosely defined as dealerships under $50 million in annual revenue, four or fewer locations, and less than 50 employees – but these are not hard cutoffs. If your dealership operates like a small business, then this meeting is for you. 

Our goal is to provide you with a conference convenient for your schedule. You will not only benefit from the quality content that you’ve come to expect from AED but also from the necessary networking opportunities that will make your trip to San Antonio more than worth it.  

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Location Information

The Thompson NashvilleLocation Information
Hotel Information:
Hotel Contessa

Rooming Link: TBD
Room Rate: TBD (plus tax)
Resort Fee: N/A
Booking Code: TBD
Call-In Phone Number: TBD
Reservation Book By Date: TBD

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Schedule At-A-Glance

Date/TimeSession TitleSpeaker
Sunday, November 14
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmRegistration
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmSmall Dealer Council Meeting
6:30 pm - 8:30 pmWelcome Dinner
Monday, November 15
8:00 am - 8:30 amBreakfast & Registration
8:30 am - 8:45 amWelcome & Announcements
8:45 am - 10:00 amThe Power of Leadership CoachingTim Hagen
10:00 am - 10:15 amBREAK
10:15 am - 11:15 amHow to Cover Your Assets by Managing Your InventoriesLuke Sheppard
11:20 am - 12:20 pmMarketing & eCommerce for the Small DealerBrian Bluff
12:20 pm - 1:30 pmLUNCH
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmDealer Cybersecurity: How One Small Mistake Caused 20 Years of PunishmentKevin Landers
rocketwise, inc.
2:35 pm - 3:35 pmA Small Dealer's Guide to HRMarcy Brajkovic
Chatfield Global
3:40 pm - 4:00 pmBREAK
4:00 pm - 4:40 pmBuilding Your Customer BaseSteve Clegg
Winsby, Inc.
4:45 pm - 5:30 pmAcquiring New Customers with Rental & Complementary ProductsAce Harrington
MTA Supply
5:30 pm - 6:30 pmClosing Reception

Past Small Dealer Conference Attendees:

Companies who have attended previously include:
A.L.P.A. Equipment Ltd.
ACT Construction Equipment
Air Compressor Solutions
Auxilior Capital Partners, Inc.
Bobcat of North Texas, a div. of Berry Companies, Inc.
Burris Equipment Company Inc.
Construction Equipment Sales & Rental
Correlli Inc.
Ditch Witch of Georgia
Ditch Witch of North Carolina, Inc.
Falcon Equipment
Frank Martin Sons, Inc.
George & Swede Sales & Service, Inc.
H & V Equipment Services, Inc.
HBS Systems
Highway Equipment Company
Holland Equipment Services
Ingram Equipment Company, LLC
IntegraVision, LLC dba MGB & Company
Intermountain Bobcat
J&B Underground LLC / Ditch Witch of South Louisiana
Krank Limited
Luby Equipment Services
Marshall Machinery, Inc.
MECO Miami, Inc.
National Equipment Dealers, LLC dba May/RHI
Newman Tractor, LLC
Perceptive Processing
Powertrac Machinery/ an R. Udelson Company
Rock Machinery Co. LLC
Ruffridge-Johnson Equipment Co. Inc.
Standard Equipment Company
Texas State Rentals
Tracey Road Equipment Inc.
Vermeer Canada Inc.
Westrax Machinery, Inc.
Wilson Equipment Limited


What people are saying:

Cindy Baschmann of Baschmann Services, Inc.

“Networking with your industry peers and AED staff makes the Small Dealer Conference very personal. The meetings are all in one location and one day. You will always walkaway with important information that will enlighten you and enhance your dealership.”

Steve Ricke of Federal Contracts Corp.

“Make the investment and come prepared to engage the presenters and the other guests. Take advantage of the networking opportunity and make the most of the time invested.”

Dave Hosch of Ruffridge-Johnson Equipment

“Well worth the price of admission. The ability to network with people that are from similar sized companies as ours is priceless.”

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