NAVIGATING YOUR IN-PERSON SUMMIT EXPERIENCE

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SAFE. SECURE. SUMMIT.

MAY 24 – 26 | THE MIRAGE HOTEL | LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Even though your Summit experience may look a little different this year, attendees will still be able to attend the great in-person events that they’ve come to expect and enjoy! Please be sure to review our safety protocols so you can enjoy your time in Vegas safely and securely. 

Below is everything you need to know to successfully plan, learn and enjoy this year’s Summit!  

Summit note: AED recommends that in-person attendees arrive on Sunday, May 23. Book your room in AED’s exclusive room block at The Mirage for a discounted rate. Reserve by May 7!  

REGISTRATION AND ROOM RESERVATIONS

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION OPTION:
Summit is May 24 – 26, 2021, at The Mirage Las Vegas.  Let’s get you registered, click here or the button below. Attendees can choose to change their in-person registration to a virtual registration at any time. If you wish to do so, please email help@aednet.org to inform the AED team. 

Remember, the more you register, the more you save! Now your whole team can attend! Save $600 per attendee when you register a group of seven or more for this year’s show. What does your registration provide access to? Let’s take a look below: 

  • Professional Education Sessions 
  • Access to the Conference Dealer Expo (CONDEX) and Hospitality Suites/Meetings 
  • Keynote and General Session Presentations, including a dinner a conversation with Paul Ryan. 
  • Networking receptions 

Don’t have time to register? Let us do the hard work for you! Click here to email an AED staff member the names of the individuals who will be attending and we will invoice your company.

Register Now Registration Fees Safety Protocols 

 

RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM

The AED Summit room block is now closed.  For more information on rooms available at the Mirage, visit https://mirage.mgmresorts.com/en/hotel.html

Book Your Stay

 

Important Summit Room Block Details  

Reserve your rooms from Sunday, May 23 – Thursday, May 26 

Hotel Information:
The Mirage Hotel
3400 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109 

BEWARE OF UNOFFICIAL HOUSING OFFERS! 

Please be aware some third-party travel companies may attempt to solicit you regarding housing for the 2021 AED Summit. Although 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. 

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DOWNLOAD THE 2021 SUMMIT MOBILE APPS 

AED Summit App:
Download the Summit Mobile App to browse education sessions, speakers, attendees, CONDEX exhibitors, hospitality suite and more! When you download the app, you will also receive important Summit updates and push notifications. Add e-emphasys sponsor

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The Mirage Hotel App:
The MGM Resorts (The Mirage Hotel) mobile app is essential for all in-person attendees of the 2021 Summit. The app will be home to your Summit room-key, vital hotel information and much more!

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Customize Your Summit Experience!

Select your preferred areas of interest/job title, and we will provide our recommended schedules for your virtual Summit experience


 

Set Your Schedule

There’s so much to see and do at this year’s virtual Show. Get a head start on planning your show schedule, select preferred education sessions, and connect with fellow attendees on our Summit mobile app.

  • Keynote Presentation – This year’s keynote presentation will take place on Wednesday, May 26, from 7:45-9:00 pm and will feature a conversation between AED’s President and CEO, Brian P. McGuire, and Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Learn more here: https://aednet.org/keynote-presentation
    • Thank you to our keynote presentation sponsor: DLL

Thank you to our technology education track sponsor: Trimble

Thank you to our product support education track sponsor: DPL Telematics

Thank you to our leadership education track sponsor: Targit

 

  • Browse the CONDEX Floor 
    • The CONDEX show floor is an ideal place for dealers to find everything they need to support and grow their business. Exhibitors include a wide variety of technology companies, insurance and finance companies, and emerging manufacturers, often new to the North American market, looking for equipment distribution partners. You can view CONDEX exhibitors, profiles and booth numbers within the AED Summit app. Download now the App Store and Google Play Store.  Learn more about CONDEX: https://aednet.org/condex 
  • Visit Hospitality Suites
    • Private meeting spaces have been part of Summit since the first convention more than 100 years ago. Today more than ever, hospitality suites are heavily utilized by finance companies and manufacturers with established dealer networks.  To make the best use of their time, most suite participants preschedule meetings. You can view hospitality suite participants, profiles and suite numbers within the AED Summit app. Download now the App Store and Google Play Store. 

IMPORTANT DATES AND DETAILS

Please note:  All times are in Pacific Standard Time 

May 24-26, 2021 – AED’s Summit 2021 is live. Monday, May 24 through Wednesday, May 26, you will have access to professional education sessions, CONDEX, hospitality suites, general sessions, our keynote presentation, A Conversation with Paul Ryan Hosted by DLL, and more!

MONDAY, MAY 24, 2021 

HOSPITALITY SUITES
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Suites and meeting rooms are listed in the 2021 AED Summit App 

Private meeting spaces have been part of Summit since the first convention more than 100 years ago. Today more than ever, hospitality suites are heavily utilized by finance companies and manufacturers to meet with distributors. To make the best use of their time, most suite participants preschedule meetings. For even more time-savings, attendees can use the Summit app to keep track of meeting agendas, breakout schedules, presentations and more. 

To make the best use of their time, most suite participants preschedule meetings. You can view hospitality suite participants, profiles and suite numbers within the AED Summit app. Download now the App Store and Google Play Store. 

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Important Note: Please download the 2021 Summit Mobile App to review suite participants. Search for “AED Summit” to download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
Dress Code: Business professional
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 

 

SUMMIT REGISTRATION
10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Located in the Rotunda right outside The Mirage Event Center

Pick up your Summit badge between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. You will need to wear your Summit badge to gain access to all education sessions, general sessions, and receptions.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SESSIONS
Education Block 1: 12:30  – 1:15 PM 

  • Technology – Predicting the Future: How Machine Learning & AI Will Transform the Construction Equipment Distribution Chain | Simon Ferguson | EquipmentWatch 
  • Sales – Sales Management at a Distance | Troy Harrison | Troy Harrison International 

Education Block 2: 1:45 – 2:30 PM 

  • Management – To Know and To Be Known | Chief Craig Haigh | Hanover Park Fire Department 
  • Leadership – Leading Through Change: Building Resiliency During Crisis | Jill Berg | INsight Consulting, Inc. 
  • Product Support – Work in Process: Taming the Beast | George Russell | Machinery Advisors Consortium 
  • Sales – Strategic Planning: How to Forecast Your Sales With Confidence | Steve Clegg | Winsby, Inc. 

Technology Education Track Sponsor: Trimble

Product Support Education Track Sponsor: DPL Telematics

LEADERSHIP EDUCATION TRACK SPONSOR: TARGIT

 

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Speakers: Multiple speakers will be presenting during the professional education sessions. Please download the 2021 Summit Mobile App to review speaker bios and session descriptions. Search for “AED Summit” to download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
Dress Code: Business professional
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 

Browse Monday Education Sessions

 

GENERAL SESSION: WILL YOU MANAGE THE CHANGE COVID-19 IS CAUSING OR WILL THOSE CHANGES MANAGE YOU? WITH SHAWN RHODES
3:00 – 4:00 PM | Grand Ballroom

In the world of heavy equipment, the best plans may not always work out as planned. To address the constant challenge of adapting to COVID and its effects on our companies and teams, TEDx speaker and nationally syndicated columnist Shawn Rhodes will share how the best teams and organizations pivot to leverage change when it occurs, built engaging cultures and ensured the experience of our senior leaders doesn’t leave when they do. 

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Speakers: Please download the 2021 Summit Mobile App to review speaker bios and session descriptions. Search for “AED Summit” to download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
Dress Code: Business professional
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 

 

Are you an AED Member? Then you won’t want to miss the Annual Meeting of the Membership
4:15 – 4:45 pm | Montego | MEMBERS ONLY 

AED’s Annual Meeting of the Membership is exclusively for all AED members! This event will be the only place our members will get exclusive insight into the Association’s last year, including reports on finance and membership recognition, government affairs, the PAC, The AED Foundation and much more.

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Speakers: Brian P. McGuire, AED’s president and CEO, and Ron Barlet, AED’s 2020 chairman
Dress Code: Business professional
Requirements: This meeting is only available to current AED members
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking 

 

INVITATION ONLY NETWORKING RECEPTIONS

1st Time Attendee & New Member Reception
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm | BY INVITATION ONLY

Are you a new member to AED? Or is this your first Summit experience? Kick-start your Summit experience with a networking reception designed just for you! Join your fellow first-time attendees, have a drink and unwind. 

For more information contact, Jon Cruthers, Vice President of Sales at jcruthers@aednet.org or Phil Riggs, Senior Director of Member Engagement at priggs@aednet.org.  

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Dress Code: Business casual
Requirements: This reception is only available to first-time Summit attendees and new AED members.
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 

 

Small Dealer Networking Reception
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm | BY INVITATION ONLY

Are you a member of AED’s Small Dealer Committee? Or does your dealership identify with the following statistics: <50 million, 5 or fewer locations, and fewer than 50 employees? This networking reception is for you! 

For more information contact, Phil Riggs, Senior Director of Member Engagement at priggs@aednet.org.  

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Dress Code: Business casual
Requirements: Have questions? Reach out to the Small Dealer Committee lead, Phil Riggs, at priggs@aednet.org.
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 

 

THE AED FOUNDATION FUNDRAISING GALA | PRESENTED BY RITCHIE BROS. AND THE AED FOUNDATION | LIVE AND SILENT AUCTIONS
LIVE AUCTION IS PRESENTED BY RITCHIE BROS. AND THE AED FOUNDATION KNAPHEIDE TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
7:00 – 10:00 PM |The Mirage Pool

The AED Foundation Fundraising Gala is an event specifically for generous supporters of The AED Foundation. It is the perfect time to bring your family, friends, employees and partners together. Please join us for a spectacular evening, which will include live and silent auctions and entertainment. We will also be honoring the winning AED Foundation’s Knapheide Technicians of the Year Awards and presenting the Lester J. Heath III, Foundation Champion, and Foundation Partner awards. 

Thank you to our Live Auction Sponsor:

Thank you to our Technician of the Year Sponsor:

Thank you to our Gold Gala Sponsor:

Thank you to our Silver Gala Sponsor:

 

Price: $200 per ticket
VIP packages are available for $2,000. This package includes ten tickets + purchaser’s name will be included on VIP signage.
Dress Code: Business casual
Registration: bit.ly/2021aedfgala
Important Note: This event is not included in your AED Summit registration; a purchased ticket is required.
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 

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TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2021

SUMMIT REGISTRATION
7:00 am – 3:00 pm | Located in the Rotunda right outside The Mirage Event Center

Pick up your Summit badge between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. You will need to wear your Summit badge to gain access to all education sessions, general sessions, and receptions. 

 

SUMMIT BREAKFAST 
7:30 – 8:30 AM | GRAND BALLROOM 

This breakfast is for all Summit Registrants. Please note, you will need your Summit badge to enter the Grand Ballroom. Please visit the Rotunda to pick up your registration package, located outside of The Mirage Event center. 

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Dress Code: Business professional
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they
are eating or drinking. 

 

Manufacturers Advisory Group Breakfast
7:30- 8:30 AM | BY INVITATION ONLY  

Do you have questions about the Manufacturers Advisory Group? Please contact at Jon Cruthers, vice president of sales, at jcruthers@aednet.org. 

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Dress Code: Business professional
Requirements: This breakfast is only available to Manufacturers Advisory Group members. Have questions? Reach out to the Manufacturers Advisory Group lead, Jon Cruthers, at jcruthers@aednet.org.
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 

 

GENERAL SESSION AND PROGRAMMING
8:30 – 10:00 AM | Grand Ballroom 

8:30 AM – President & CEO Welcome – Brian McGuire 

  • Presentation of P.E. MacAllister Democracy Award 
  • Presentation of Morton R. Hunter, Sr. Distinguished Industry/Association Contribution Award
  • Chairman Welcome – Ron Barlet, Bejac Corporation  
  • Presentation of The Chairman’s Award

9:00 AM – OEM Panel sponsored by e-Emphasys

Panelists: 

  • Doug Hundt – President, Industrial – Vermeer Corporation 
  • Jason Daly – Global Director, Marketing & Support – John Deere Construction and Forestry 
  • Stephen Roy – President – Volvo Construction Equipment North America 
  • Kristin Girard – Distribution Director – West and Canada — Caterpillar Inc. 
  • Mike Ballweber – President – Doosan Bobcat NA 
  • Tim Tripas – VP & GM, CE Division – Komatsu America Corporation 

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Speakers: Please download the 2021 Summit Mobile App to review speaker bios and session descriptions. Search for “AED Summit” to download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
Dress Code: Business professional
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 

 

HOSPITALITY SUITES
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Suites and meeting rooms are listed in the 2021 AED Summit App 

Private meeting spaces have been part of Summit since the first convention more than 100 years ago. Today more than ever, hospitality suites are heavily utilized by finance companies and manufacturers to meet with distributors. To make the best use of their time, most suite participants preschedule meetings. For even more time-savings, attendees can use the Summit app to keep track of meeting agendas, breakout schedules, presentations and more. 

To make the best use of their time, most suite participants preschedule meetings. You can view hospitality suite participants, profiles and suite numbers within the AED Summit app. Download now the App Store and Google Play Store. 

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Important Note: Please download the 2021 Summit Mobile App to review suite participants. Search for “AED Summit” to download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
Dress Code: Business professional
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 

 

CONDEX RIBBON CUTTING
10:00 AM |Doors in front of The Mirage Event Center 

Join AED’s President and CEO, 2020 Chairman, Ron Barlet, and 2021 Chairman Craig Drury, as they cut the ribbon and open the doors to the CONDEX floor.

Summit Note: You will need your Summit badge to enter the CONDEX floor. If you don’t have your badge, don’t worry! Head over to the registration rotunda in front of The Mirage Event Center to print your Summit badge. 

 

CONDEX
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM |The Mirage Events Center 

The CONDEX show floor is an ideal place for distributors to find everything they need to support and grow their business. Exhibitors include a wide variety of technology companies, insurance and finance companies, and emerging manufacturers, often new to the North American market, looking for equipment distribution partners. 

To view the latest and most up-to-date list of participating manufacturers and service providers, please download the Summit Mobile App. Search for “AED Summit” to download the app from the App Store or Google Play. 

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Important Note: Please download the 2021 Summit Mobile App to review participating CONDEX exhibitors. Search for “AED Summit” to download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
Dress Code: Business professional
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 

 

PUBLIC POLICY COUNCIL MEETING
11:00 AM – NOON | BY INVITATION ONLY

Do you have questions about the Public Policy Council Meeting? Please contact Daniel Fisher, AED’s vice president of government affairs, at dfisher@aednet.org. 

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Dress Code: Business professional
Requirements: This council meeting is only available to AED’s Public Policy Council. Have questions? Reach out to the Public Policy Council lead, Daniel Fisher, at dfisher@aednet.org.
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
1:00 – 3:30 PM | BY INVITATION ONLY 

Do you have questions about the Workforce Development Committee meeting? Please contact Marty McCormack, associate director of workforce development, at mmccormack@aednet.org. 

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Dress Code: Business professional
Requirements: This meeting is only available to AEDF’s Workforce Development Committee members. Have questions? Reach out to the Workforce Development Committee lead, Marty McCormack, at mmccormack@aednet.org.
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 

 

THE AED FOUNDATION MEDIA EVENT
11:30 AM – Noon | The CONDEX Floor 

The AED Foundation’s latest commissioned research report provides a look at diversity within the equipment distribution industry and provides recommendations for ways to build a robust workforce. This research is an essential part of the mission for The AED Foundation because it’s important to gauge where the industry stands today and to understand the workforce outlook over the next several years better.

Summit Note: You will need your Summit badge to enter the CONDEX floor. If you don’t have your badge, don’t worry! Head over to the registration rotunda in front of The Mirage Event Center to print your Summit badge.
Price: Included with your Summit registration
Important Note: Please download the 2021 Summit Mobile App to review participating CONDEX exhibitors. Search for “AED Summit” to download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
Dress Code: Business professional
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SESSIONS
Education Block 1: 2:15 – 3:30 PM 

  • Leadership – Negotiation Strategies for Formal and Informal Dispute Resolution aka Let’s Make a Deal | Mark Leitner, Joseph Goode, John Halpin | Laffey, Leitner & Goode LLC
  • Rental – Your Rental Department Needs to Grow Up! | Larry Kaye | Script International
  • Sales – Bulletproof Selling: Systemizing Sales for the Equipment Industry | Shawn Rhodes | Shoshin Consulting
  • Management – Management to Leadership: It’s Mindset Not Just Metrics | Todd Cohen | SalesLeader LLC
  • Product Support – The Customer Service Process | George Russell | Machinery Advisors Consortium
  • Canada – Canadian Construction Outlook: Looking Past the Pandemic (East) | Bob Collins | BuildForce Canada
     

Education Block 2: 4:00 – 5:15 PM 

  • Rental – Benchmarking Rental for Performance Management | Dick Stewart | Stewart Consulting
  • Leadership – Never Put All Your Money on 7, but Maybe on These 7 Key Principles | Marc Johnson, Clinton Baker | KCoe Isom 
  • Product Support – Lifecycle of a Part: Key Decision Points | Bill Mayes | Machinery Advisors Consortium
  • Technology – Amazon Business is Coming for the Construction Industry: What You Need to Know | Luke Powers | Gearflow
  • Canada – Canadian Construction Outlook: Looking Past the Pandemic (West) | Bob Collins | BuildForce Canada 

 

Technology Education Track Sponsor: Trimble

Product Support Education Track Sponsor: DPL Telematics

Leadership Education Track Sponsor: Targit

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Speakers: Multiple speakers will be presenting during the professional education sessions. Please download the 2021 Summit Mobile App to review speaker bios and session descriptions. Search for “AED Summit” to download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
Dress Code: Business professional
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 

Browse Tuesday Education Sessions

 

WOMEN IN EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION NETWORKING RECEPTION
5:30 – 6:30 PM | St. Croix

This reception is for the women changing the industry for the better and for anyone who supports equal representation within the equipment distribution industry. Network with other top women business leaders and celebrate the significant advancements and accomplishments female professionals are making today and tomorrow. 

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Dress Code: Business casual
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 

Register Now Registration Fees Safety Protocols 

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2021

SUMMIT REGISTRATION
7:30 am – 2:00 pm | Located in the Rotunda right outside The Mirage Event Center

Pick up your Summit badge between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. You will need to wear your Summit badge to gain access to all education sessions, general sessions, and receptions. 

 

SUMMIT BREAKFAST 
7:30 – 8:30 AM | GRAND BALLROOM 

This breakfast is for all Summit Registrants. Please note, you will need your Summit badge to enter the Grand Ballroom. Please visit the Rotunda to pick up your registration package, located outside of The Mirage Event center. 

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Dress Code: Business professional
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they
are eating or drinking. 

 

GENERAL SESSION AND PROGRAMMING
8:30 – 10:00 AM | Grand Ballroom 

8:30 AM – The AED Foundation Chairman Welcome – Jeffrey Scott, Scott Machinery  “Chairman’s Inaugural  Ceremony”

  • Presentation of Paul D. (Bud) Hermann Emerging Leaders Award 

9:00 AM – What Lies Ahead: The Industry’s Economic Projections 

Moderated by Eli Lustgarten, ESL Consultants 

Panelists: 

  • J. Brian Henderson, CFA – CIO, BOK Financial Corporation 
  • Christian Lawrence – Senior Cross-Asset Strategist, Rabobank 
  • Connor Lokar – Economist, ITR Economics 

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Speakers: Please download the 2021 Summit Mobile App to review speaker bios and session descriptions. Search for “AED Summit” to download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
Dress Code: Business professional
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 

 

CONDEX
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM |The Mirage Events Center 

The CONDEX show floor is an ideal place for distributors to find everything they need to support and grow their business. Exhibitors include a wide variety of technology companies, insurance and finance companies, and emerging manufacturers, often new to the North American market, looking for equipment distribution partners.

Summit Note: You will need your Summit badge to enter the CONDEX floor. If you don’t have your badge, don’t worry! Head over to the registration rotunda in front of The Mirage Event Center to print your Summit badge. 

To view the latest and most up-to-date list of participating manufacturers and service providers, please download the Summit Mobile App. Search for “AED Summit” to download the app from the App Store or Google Play. 

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Important Note: Please download the 2021 Summit Mobile App to review participating CONDEX exhibitors. Search for “AED Summit” to download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
Dress Code: Business professional
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 

 

HOSPITALITY SUITES
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Suites and meeting rooms are listed in the 2021 AED Summit App 

Private meeting spaces have been part of Summit since the first convention more than 100 years ago. Today more than ever, hospitality suites are heavily utilized by finance companies and manufacturers to meet with distributors. To make the best use of their time, most suite participants preschedule meetings. For even more time-savings, attendees can use the Summit app to keep track of meeting agendas, breakout schedules, presentations and more. 

To make the best use of their time, most suite participants preschedule meetings. You can view hospitality suite participants, profiles and suite numbers within the AED Summit app. Download now the App Store and Google Play Store. 

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Important Note: Please download the 2021 Summit Mobile App to review suite participants. Search for “AED Summit” to download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
Dress Code: Business professional
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 

 

EMERGING LEADERS’ COUNCIL MEETING
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM | BY INVITATION ONLY 

Do you have questions about the Emerging Leaders Council meeting? Please contact Phil Riggs, senior director of member engagement, at priggs@aednet.org. 

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Dress Code: Business professional
Requirements: This council meeting is only available to AED’s Emerging Leaders Council. Have questions? Reach out to the Emerging Leaders Council lead, Phil Riggs, at priggs@aednet.org.
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 

 

SMALL DEALERS COMMITTEE MEETING
12:45 – 1:45 PM | BY INVITATION ONLY 

Do you have questions about the Small Dealers Committee meeting? Please contact Phil Riggs, senior director of member engagement, at priggs@aednet.org. 

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Dress Code: Business professional
Requirements: This council meeting is only available to AED’s Small Dealer Committee and those interested in joining. Have questions? Reach out to the Small Dealer Committee lead, Phil Riggs, at priggs@aednet.org.
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SESSIONS
Education Block 1: 1:30 – 2:45 PM 
 

  • Rental – Strategies to Improve Your GPMs When Selling Rental Machines | Larry Kaye | Script International
  • Technology – The Five Revenue-Generating Marketing Moves You Must Make | Thomas Armitage, Melinda Aiken | Site-Seeker, Inc.
  • Leadership – Managing Your Business in Our New Reality | Greg Stangl | DLL
  • Product Support – Maintaining Positive and Productive Parts & Service Teams in a Stressful Environment | Bill Mayes | Machinery Advisors Consortium
  • Management – My Way or the Highway | Marcy Brajkovic | Chatfield Global LLC
     

Education Block 2: 3:15 – 4:30 PM 

  • Management – Relationships Matter | Chief Craig Haigh | Hanover Park Fire Department
  • Product Support – Creating Marketing and Growth Plans for Your Parts Department | Sara Hey | Bob Clements International 
  • Sales – Customer Service & Sales Culture: Perfect Together | Todd Cohen | SalesLeader LLC
  • Rental – Buying, Selling, and Leasing Equipment in the COVID Environment | James Waite | James Waite Law
  • Leadership – Government Affairs Session | Daniel B. Fisher | Associated Equipment Distributors

Technology Education Track Sponsor: Trimble

Product Support Education Track Sponsor: DPL Telematics

Leadership Education Track Sponsor: Targit

 

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Speakers: Multiple speakers will be presenting during the professional education sessions. Please download the 2021 Summit Mobile App to review speaker bios and session descriptions. Search for “AED Summit” to download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
Dress Code: Business professional
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 

View Wednesday Education Descriptions

 

DINNER AND A CONVERSATION WITH PAUL RYAN HOSTED BY DLL
6:30 – 9:00 PM |Grand Ball Room 

When equipment distributors, manufacturers and service providers representing hundreds of companies gather in May for the AED Summit, they will have an opportunity to hear from the former parts runner at Ryan Incorporated Central, an earthmoving business based in Janesville, Wisconsin. 

Paul Ryan climbed the corporate ladder to work in marketing for the family business. He also became the 54th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives – the youngest speaker in nearly 150 years, serving in that position from October 2015 until January 2019. 

Read more about Paul Ryan

 

Thank You to Our Dinner and Conversation Host Sponsor:

 

Price: Included with your Summit registration
Dress Code: Business professional
Speakers: Brian P. McGuire, AED’s president and CEO; Paul Ryan, former speaker of the house; Craig Drury, 2021 AED chairman
Event Information: This event will include dinner as well as the keynote presentation with Paul Ryan. The dinner will also feature a speech from AED’s 2021 Chairman, Craig Drury of Vermeer Canada, and introduction from a DLL representative.
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 

Register Now Registration Fees Safety Protocols 

THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2021 

PAC BREAKFAST
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM | BY INVITATION ONLY 

Contact AED’s Vice President of Government Affairs Daniel B. Fisher to pledge or for additional information at dfisher@aednet.org. 

$1,000 MINIMUM CONTRIBUTION/ PLEDGE REQUIRED  

To contribute to AED PAC visit: aednet.org/aed-pac-contribution-form/ 

Price: $1,000 MINIMUM CONTRIBUTION/ PLEDGE REQUIRED
Dress Code: Business Professional
Summit Safety Protocol: All attendees are required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking. 


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PHIL RIGGS
Senior Director of Member Engagement
priggs@aednet.org or (630) 465-3622

MICHAEL DEXTER
mdexter@aednet.org or (630) 465-2888

SEAN FITZGERREL
sfitzgerrel@aednet.org or (630) 352-9372

THOMAS LUNNEY
tlunney@aednet.org or (630) 465-6647

SCOTT MCPHERSON
smcpherson@aednet.org or (312) 882-2473

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JON CRUTHERS
jcruthers@aednet.org or (630) 574-0650 EXT. 5127

DENNIS BUDZ
dbudz@aednet.org or (630) 574-0650 EXT. 5119

MIKE KONDRATH
mkondrath@aednet.org or (630) 574-0650 EXT. 5121

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Please note that if you choose to change your virtual registration to an in-person registration, you can do so at any time; simply reach out to an AED staff member at help@aednet.org to notify them.


Reserve Your Room Block

We recommend for in-person attendees to arrive on Sunday, May 23, to enhance their Summit experience and access all the programming.

Stay within the Exclusive AED Room – Discounted Room Rates End 5/7/2021

Reserve your rooms from Sunday, May 23 – Thursday, May 27

Hotel Information:
The Mirage Hotel
3400 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Reserve at bit.ly/maysummitattendee

BEWARE OF UNOFFICIAL HOUSING OFFERS
Please be aware some third-party travel companies may attempt to solicit you regarding housing for the 2021 AED Summit. Although 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.


SUMMIT CANCELLATION POLICY:

Refunds will be permitted until 72 hours before the event. In the event Summit 2021 is canceled for reasons due to COVID-19, the attendee will have the option to roll over registration to next year or have it fully refunded.


Do you still have questions? For any additional Summit information, please reach out to an AED staff member at help@aednet.org.


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