What to Look Forward to at the 2020 Summit

It’s crazy to think, but the staff here at AED is already preparing for a successful 2020 Summit, to take place in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency Chicago from January 14 to 17. We are excited to share with you what we have prepared for your time in the Windy City. What can you expect from the 2020 event?

The keynote and featured speakers will include a former governor and presidential candidate, a former Army Ranger, and a social scientist. Kris Paronto will kick off our general session on Wednesday, January 15, with his account of the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, discussing what we can take away from that day regarding leadership and teamwork.

Arthur C. Brooks is an expert on the connections between culture, politics and economic life. On Thursday morning, January 16, he will share his knowledge of public policy and formulas for lasting success. 
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We will wrap up the 2020 Summit with an evening with our keynote speaker, Chris Christie, whose autobiography was released this year. Christie will share about his rise to the positions he held and give us insider information on the time he spent in politics.

Along with our featured speakers, you can also look forward to over 30 education sessions. AED’s Summit is the only event that features education solely geared toward the distribution industry. New this year, attendees can kick-off Summit with two pre-conference workshops and spend a total of 2.5 hours working and interacting with their industry peers. And even more exciting, you can attend sessions with a variety of topics in different tracks including leadership, management, sales, product support, rental, marketing and technology. This means any individual in your dealership can find an education session that will directly relate to their responsibilities at work. So make sure to bring multiple people from your dealership to divide and conquer these sessions!

If you are interested in bringing several individuals from your company to Summit, make sure to register sooner rather than later. Our early bird registration rate lasts until Friday, October 25. With these rates, you could save up to $100 on the registration price for you and your colleagues, which is a deal you will not want to miss! Visit to register you and your team today!

We are also already close to selling out the CONDEX floor and the available hospitality suites. On the CONDEX floor, you will be able to discover the greatest products and services for your dealership – attachments, business software, earthmoving equipment and more. Hosting or visiting a hospitality suite will provide you with the chance to meet with current or potential suppliers and forge a stronger relationship with those companies.

Everything you can hope for happens under one roof at Summit! We look forward to seeing you there and continuing to share details on the event as we come closer to January. Keep an eye on your emails and for more information and to register you and your team!

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