Welcome to Summit

 Join AED January 19-22, for an exciting new line-up and speakers at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C. 

AED Summit 2016 in Washington D.C. is your starting line for a successful year – all here under one roof. We make it easy to shine in front of a crowd of successful North American dealer decision-makers.
Choose from dozens of opportunities to put your brands in the spotlight, ranging from exhibits and suites, to sponsorships of events, speakers and more.

Head to Washington D.C. Jan. 19-22 and kick off your 2016 business year with a great start. Whether you’ve been serving the North American equipment market for decades or just entering the industry, we make it easy for you to connect with U.S. and Canadian dealers all in one location.

The Summit and CONDEX are strictly dedicated to dealers – end users do not attend this event, so you can focus on your dealer partners and prospects.

If you need assistance registering, please call 800-388-0650.

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center is just 15 minutes away from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). This spectacular Washington, D.C. resort and convention center houses the entire Summit & CONDEX show under one magnificent roof, offering you elegant spaces for all your meeting requirements, plus four distinct restaurants and a nightclub for business entertaining.

With 470,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, exhibition space, pre-function space, and convention space, Gaylord National is the largest combined hotel and convention center on the Eastern Seaboard. The 18-story, soaring glass Atrium, featuring indoor gardens, flowing waterways, and a colonial street-front atmosphere, will make you feel as though you’re in a Williamsburg park.

Summit offers you THREE KEY ways to personally engage with dealer principals and management. This is where you begin the business relationships that last!

[1] CONDEX Trade Show – Introduce your company’s latest and greatest products and services with an exhibit booth. Dedicated show hours maximize your investment. In fact, special learning events are scheduled on the CONDEX show floor to enhance traffic throughout both exhibit days.

[2] Hospitality Suites – Offer your dealers a comfortable place to socialize with your team, as well as to meet with you privately.

[3] Dealer Meetings – Host an event for your entire dealer network. Present awards, share your goals and build trust. We can help you plan a unique gathering that meets all your expectations.

Beware of Unofficial Housing Offers!

Please be aware some third party travel companies may attempt to solicit you regarding housing for the 2016 AED Summit & CONDEX. Despite the fact that these companies represent themselves as the “official” housing source, they are not authorized by AED and may provide false information regarding the availability of rooms at the conference hotel.

If you are contacted by a travel or housing company, please notify AED at sbrassel@aednet.org immediately. Reservations should only be made through the link provided on the AED website (www.aednet.org/aedwordpress/summit) or by calling the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center directly and indicating you are with AED.

Schedule at a Glance *tentative to change

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
7:00 AM – Evening Hospitality Suites
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Registration
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM AAG Committee Meeting
5:00 PM – :30 PM New Member Social
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM President’s VIP Reception (Invite Only)
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM After Hours Networking Welcome Party
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
7:30 AM – 3:00 PM Registration
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Opening General Session
10:00 AM – 5:30 PM Hospitality Suites
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM CONDEX
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CONDEX Luncheon
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Compact Dealers Committee Meeting
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Professional Dealer Education (concurrent sessions)
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Professional Dealer Education (concurrent sessions)
5:15 PM – 6:30 PM PAC Reception
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM The AED Foundation 25th Anniversary
Celebration sponsored by Sentry Insurance
7:15 PM 9th Annual Foundation Live Auction presented by The AED Foundation & Ritchie Bros.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
6:00 AM – 7:00 AM Fun Run
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM – 2:30 PM Registration
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM General Session
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Hospitality Suites
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CONDEX
10:30 AM – 11:30 PM Future Leaders Council Meeting
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CONDEX Luncheon
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Professional Dealer Education (concurrent sessions)
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM Professional Dealer Education (concurrent sessions)
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM An Evening with George W. Bush
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM A Conversation with George W. Bush, Platinum Sponsor DLL
8:00 pm Summit Celebration
Friday, January 22, 2016
8:00 am – 10:00 am Farewell Coffee