Take advantage of the opportunities that AED provides for your professional development. Check back often for event additions and updated event information.
2018 Financial/HR Symposium: Learn from industry experts on both the finance and HR side about the most pressing topics impacting equipment distributors. Bring back tools and solutions to the issues that are affecting your dealership. In addition to hearing new ideas, learning about best practices, and receiving regulatory and legal updates, attendees will have several opportunities to brainstorm and network with like-minded dealership professionals.
Date: April 25-27
Location: Napa, CA at the Napa Valley Marriott
Women in Construction Equipment Distribution Roundtable: This half-day event provides women professionals within the construction equipment industry an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and discuss the unique challenges they face. Join your fellow peers in Chicago to participate and gain the knowledge and skills needed for today’s ever-changing workforce. Whether you are focused on building your career, business, or just simply looking to strengthen your community, this unique event brings together women in the workforce to share similar life stories, experiences and struggles that go along with balancing work and life.
Date: May 17 from 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Chicago, IL at the Hilton Chicago/Magnificent Mile Suites
2018 AED Foundation Instructors Conference: The AED Foundation is pleased to invite you to the 2018 AED Equipment Technology College Instructors Conference. This event is for all college faculty and staff, and construction industry stakeholders who are interested in pursuing excellence and continuous improvement of their local college diesel-equipment technology programs.
Date: June 11-14
Location: Big Rapids, MI at Ferris State University
2018 Leadership Conference: The AED Leadership Conference is designed specifically for attendees to get ahead in their career and to accelerate their future within the dealership. No other event will give you more focused expertise on building and optimizing emerging leaders within the construction equipment distribution industry. Attendees will be able to walk away with ideas to implement within their own areas of responsibility and a gain greater sense to becoming a more effective leader.
Date: August 22-24
Location: Louisville, KY at the Louisville Marriott Downtown
Executive Conclave: In a world of information overload, the 2018 Executive Conclave will focus on the issues most relevant to today’s equipment dealerships, stimulating new thinking and inspiring action. Join AED for a first-class, one-of-a-kind experience at this one-and-a-half day conference to focus on economics, innovation, technology and relationships. Surround yourself with driven leaders who help to create change and adaptation in this industry to create a vision and a plan of action to lead your organization into the future.
Date: September 26-27
Location: Oxon Hill, MD at the MGM National Harbor
2018 Advanced Rental Management Seminar: This seminar is for attendees who have a minimum of three to five years’ experience working in rental and have most of the basic understanding required to function effectively in the rental department. Their company’s rental fleet has generally more than 50 units and are feeling market pressures to grow the rental department. The focus for this seminar is making rental more of a strategic initiative rather than a reactive one.
Date: October 25-26
Location: Denver, CO at the Courtyard Denver Airport
2018 Branch Manager Seminar: This program will reset your perspective in giving you ideas, suggestions, and tools to become that top performing leader of people to drive the mission of creating and keeping more customers while making money doing it. Attendees will also learn how to use new critical thinking techniques, emotional intelligence and neuromarketing to drive performance. Learn how to set better goals across departments, manage challenging situations with team members and customers and assess the operational efficiency of your branch.
Date: November 8-9
Location: Dallas, TX at the Hyatt Regency Dallas
2018 Sales Management Seminar: In this two-day workshop, you will learn new and important skills that will help you develop as a people leader. Content includes how to be a highly effective coach, the difference between a manager and a leader, the essential skills and mindset of sales management, creating a sales culture environment that produces results, identifying and developing effective sales people and more.
Date: November 15-16
Location: Schaumburg, IL at the Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Schaumburg
2019 Summit: The AED Summit is your starting line for a successful year. Available to you during your time at Summit includes dealer-specific education sessions, network with your peers, and discover new product lines and business solutions for your dealership. Whether you’ve been serving the North American equipment market for decades or just entering the industry, it is easy to connect with your peers in one location.
Date: February 4-7
Location: Orlando, FL at the Marriott Orlando World Center