Early Bird Catches the Summit Worm!

Looking to the future, it’s hard to believe that the next Summit will be here before we know it. I have been honored to be your chairman for the 2019 year, which was kicked off at the 2019 Summit where we celebrated AED’s 100th anniversary. As the current CEO of one of the founding members of this association, I was excited to be inducted during the anniversary celebration at Summit this past January.

My team and I find every annual Summit to be a great way to focus on the start of each new year. There is something for everyone, from education sessions to hospitality suites to meetups with business partners and time to network. We view these three days as a time to refocus on our careers, skills and business relationships, all under one roof.

The 2020 Summit will take place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago from January 14 to 17. This event provides an easy way to connect with peers and continue business relationships during one trip. 

What do Summit attendees look forward to most at each Summit?

ONE: The AED Summit features three days of education sessions covering every department in your dealership. This year’s sessions will include tracks such as leadership, management, sales, product support, rental, marketing and technology. Divide sessions between your team members to conquer everything that’s being offered, then share what you’ve learned with your team!

TWO: Discover the greatest products and services for your dealership on the CONDEX floor. The types of products and services available include attachments, business software, earthmoving equipment and more!

THREE: Host a meeting or visit the hospitality suites of all your current suppliers, and forge stronger relationships with the companies that support your dealership. It’s never too early to begin thinking about the next year. Take advantage of AED’s early bird pricing to save on the Summit registration for your team. Register on or before FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, to save up to $100 on your Summit registration price. For more information and to keep up to date on everything regarding Summit, check out

Once you have registered for the 2020 Summit, don’t forget to book your room in the only room block reserved for Summit attendees. Summit is the biggest event for North American equipment distributors, and we want to make sure you secure a room at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Information on booking your room can be found in your confirmation email after you register for Summit or at

I look forward to capping off my time as your chairman at the 2020 Summit and getting the chance to say hello and thank you to each and every one of you. See you in Chicago in January!

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