AED Events: Your Destination for Success

Do you have a vision for your dealership? AED’s conferences aim to help your business become more successful and operate more efficiently. We know how difficult it can be to take time away from the office. I’m sure you wear many hats in your organization and are constantly being pulled in various directions. But it is also important to focus on the future of your business, so we encourage you to make the one-day Small Dealer Conference the destination for your team and your company’s success.

After an outstanding inaugural event last year in Nashville, we are excited to welcome this year’s Small Dealer Conference attendees to New Orleans at the Royal Sonesta Hotel from November 7 to 8. This conference has been created by small dealers for small dealers. Last year’s event hosted over 40 attendees, with education focusing on growth strategies, maximizing departmental performance, best practices for management and leveraging the power of your AED membership.
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This conference is targeted to your needs as a small dealer, with education content built by you and your industry peers. When you attend this year’s event, you will gain ideas for best practices, evaluating performance, improving your opportunity pipeline, growing your market share, planning strategically and developing leadership. Attendees will also have a chance to network with their peers at a welcome dinner and a closing reception. Use this time to connect and gain valuable contacts that you can turn to in the future.

We have jam-packed this event with education sessions that are aimed at every area of specialty and level of experience, so each session will apply to every attendee’s needs. This year’s agenda includes sessions such as “Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Seussical Strategies for Leading Anyone in Any Context,” “Reducing Your Customers’ Cost of Equipment Ownership by Managing Their Data for Them,” “Being Scrappy in Marketing Without Spending a Dime,” “Best Rental Practices for the Small Dealer,” “Talent Development for 21st Century Leaders,” “Dealer Competitive Strategy: State of the Art,” and “The Devil’s in the Details: How the New Tax Law Is Affecting Small Dealers and Their Customers.”

Inspirational speakers will lead sessions to share their knowledge, helping attendees refocus and discover new techniques for their organizations. This year’s speakers include Kevin Burgess, Dick Stewart, Marc Johnson, Owen Edwards, Alexander Schuessler, Amanda Ayala and many more.
We look forward to having everyone come out to create a successful 2018 Small Dealer Conference. To get more details on the agenda or to register today, visit To find out about all of our other upcoming events, visit

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