Wednesday, April 17, 2013

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
AmeriQuest Welcoming Reception

Thursday, April 18, 2013

7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Meeting Registration

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Doug Clark, President and CEO, AmeriQuest Business Services

8:15 AM – 9:30 AM
Keynote Address
How will Washington’s political atmosphere affect your company’s future? Join us to hear Bob Woodward, noted author and investigative reporter, give the keynote address and share his perspective on today’s pressing issues.

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Global Insights and Industry Updates
Volvo’s President of North American Sales & Marketing, Goran Nyberg, will share with attendees plans for the future, including core values of quality, safety, and environmental care, and how that will affect your business.
Goran Nyberg, President, North American Sales & Marketing, Volvo Trucks North America

10:00 AM
Spouse Event

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Discovering the Secrets of Steve Jobs
“Great leaders are also great communicators.” That’s the belief of Carmine Gallo, author of international best-sellers The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, and The Apple Experience. Listen in as he explains how Apple found, Steve Jobs, used his communication talents to captivate, excite, and motivate millions of people around the world.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Economic Outlook
Is your business ready for the coming economic changes? Attendee favorite Dan North will comment on the economic obstacles and opportunities that businesses will face this year and into the future, and how to prepare for them.
Dan North, Chief Economist, Euler Hermes ACI

1:45 PM – 2:15 PM
Healthcare Secrets
Discover shocking details you’ve never heard before about the healthcare industry and how this will affect you and your business.
Charles Bernier, CPU, President and CEO, ECBM Company

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Capitalizing on the Latest Technology Trends
As a strategic consulting company, THINKstrategies will help you capitalize on the latest technology trends, including Cloud Computing, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and Managed Services, to more cost-effecitively achieve corporate objectives. Jeff Kaplan will discuss the macro-market trends driving companies of all sizes to adopt Cloud/SaaS solutions, the measurable business benefits they are obtaining from these solutions, and the industry best practices which organizations are following to gain a competitive advantage from today’s Cloud/SaaS alternatives.
Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director, THINKstrategies

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Tradeshow Reception and Cocktails

7:00 PM
Dinner Buffet

8:15 PM

Friday, April 19, 2013

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Transportation Industry Update
Join Mark Lampert as he shares industry insights on the current market, provides updates on equipment and technology, and discusses what you can expect in the upcoming months.
Mark Lampert, Senior VP, Sales and Marketing, Daimler Trucks North America

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Keynote Address
As one of The Top 100 Keynote Speakers in America, Ryan Estis will challenge conventional thinking on corporate culture, communication, client acquisition, brand ambassadorship change, and help prepare people to thrive in the ultra-competitive, hyperconnected business environment we now know as the new normal.
Ryan Estis, Business Performance Expert

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
The Supply Chain of Tomorrow
Alexsander Stewart will focus on how the logistics industry can drive customer satisfaction through innovation and logistical specialization. He will discuss how shippers and logistics providers have altered their products and services over the past several decades in reaction to a seismic shift in consumer behavior, particularly as a result of technological advancement.
Alexsander Stewart, Managing Director, Stifel Investment Banking

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Industry Panel
Moderated by: Terry Young, President, Advantage Truck Leasing, a NationaLease Member
Panelists: Mike Breeden, Executive Director National Accounts, Cummins Inc.; Herb Broadmeadow, VP of National Accounts, Volvo Trucks North America; Kevin Buss, Director of Fleet Maintenance, DOT Foods; Brian Hogan, President and CEO, Hogan Truck Leasing, Inc., a NationaLease Member; Steve Jahries, VP of National Accounts and Government Sales, Michelin North America, Inc.; Rick Lockwood, President, Drug Transport, Inc.; and Howard Lukens, Regional General Manager, Daimler Trucks North America

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

7:00 PM
Closing Dinner Buffet and Entertainment

*Agenda is subject to change.