- The Summit is the only industry event that brings together equipment distributors, manufacturers and service providers under one roof.
- Dealers attend to find new products to distribute, learn what’s new that can help their businesses, and network with industry peers.
- Manufacturers attend to meet with their existing dealers and with new potential dealers
for their equipment.
- Service providers attend to offer their ever-expanding portfolio of products and services
to a wide range of equipment dealer organizations.
Meet the 2022 AED Summit Keynote Speakers
CONSULTANT FOR FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR
Ed Wallace consults with and speaks for corporations and associations across the globe with a client list that is a Who’s Who of Fortune 500 companies. He is the author of Fares to Friends, Creating Relational Capital, Business Relationships That Last, and his most recent #1 best seller, The Relationship Engine. Ed was recently published in the Harvard Business Review. In addition, he is currently on the Executive Education faculty of Drexel’s LeBow College of Business and Villanova University’s Human Resources Master’s program.
Building Relationships That Last in a Hybrid World
Monday, January 17, 2022 – 3:00 pm
Lt. Col. Jason O. Harris
Decorated Combat Leader, Trust & Leadership Advisor Creator of No Fail Trust™
A decorated combat veteran, U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Jason O. Harris is revered for his distinguished track record leading his air crews on successful missions and instilling a culture of trust in which each person owned his or her role in keeping the team out of harm’s way.
Lt. Col. Harris brings his unique combat experience to his talks. Using real-world examples, he empowers audiences to unleash their untapped potential and sheds light about the invaluable talent each person brings to an organization and how this talent can be harnessed to positively impact the organization’s greater mission. Through life-altering experiences, Lt. Col. Harris recognized the importance of clear communication and the influence team dynamics has on success – there was absolutely no room for his teams to fail. These experiences served as the launching point for “No Fail Trust™,” a methodology Lt. Col. Harris created to empower executives and employees to foster an environment of mutual trust, responsibility, and productivity that uplifts organizations as they set out to achieve their goals.
He earned a congressional nomination to the United States Air Force Academy, and thus began his inspiring military career of more than two decades. As a U.S. Air Force command pilot, Lt. Col. Harris has flown more than 4,000 hours of military flight time and more than 2,000 hours in combat supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn, and other theaters of operation across the globe. Beginning his U.S. Air Force career as C-130 Aircraft Commander, Lt. Col. Harris was part of a unit capable of rapidly mobilizing, deploying, and executing air mobility operations worldwide in support of national security interests. He then made the transition to special operations pilot, instructor pilot, and mission commander, roles in which he led unique, mission-oriented aircraft and prepared his air crews to perform a variety of classified missions. During this time, Lt. Col. Harris had to put his life in the hands of men and women of various ages and experience levels. He realized that, when people have trusted training and processes in place, and have a mutual understanding of a cohesive path forward, it provides the framework for them to do their jobs effectively. This methodology is as applicable to a traditional workplace as it is to the military.
Lt. Col. Harris has shared No Fail Trust™ with clients including The Broadmoor Hotel, BMO Transportation Finance Group, Dish Network, PBS, US Air Force, Marriott, Financial Planners Association, and many more. Harris continues to serve as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserve. Additionally, he flies the friendly skies with American Airlines as an International Pilot.
Lt. Col. Harris has earned several honors and awards including 15 air medals over the course of 11 combat deployments with more than 470 combat missions flown. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree in 2008, as well as a Master of Science degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 2017. Lt. Col. Harris has been featured in publications such as Forbes and other national print media outlets and appeared in the 2021 PBS documentary, Hindenburg: The New Evidence.
Empowering No Fail Trust™ for Leaders
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:00 am
The Anticipatory Organization: A Proven Model To Predict Change & Create Extraordinary Results
Best-selling author, business strategist, and technology futurist
Daniel Burrus is considered one of the world’s leading futurists on global trends and innovation. The New York Times has referred to him as one of the top three business gurus in the highest demand as a speaker.
He has delivered over 3,000 keynote speeches worldwide and is a strategic advisor to executives from Fortune 500 companies, helping them to develop game-changing strategies based on his proven methodologies for capitalizing on technology innovations and their future impact. His client list includes Lockheed Martin, Verizon, Microsoft, VISA, Deloitte, Google, Procter & Gamble, KPMG, Honda, FedEx and the U.S. Department of Defense.
He is the author of seven books, including The New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller Flash Foresight, as well as the international best-seller Technotrends.
His latest book, The Anticipatory Organization: Turn Disruption and Change Into Opportunity and Advantage, is an Amazon #1 bestseller.
Burrus is an innovative entrepreneur who has founded six businesses, four of which were leaders in the United States in the first year. He is the CEO of Burrus Research, a research and consulting firm that monitors global advancements in technology-driven trends to help clients profit from technological, social and business forces that are converging to create enormous, untapped opportunities.
He is the creator of the Hard Trend Methodology and the Anticipatory Organization® Business Model now being used by leading organizations worldwide. His accurate predictions date back to the early 1980s where he became the first and only futurist to accurately identify the 20 exponential technologies that would become the driving force of business and economic growth for decades to come. Since then, he has continued to establish a worldwide reputation for his exceptional record of predicting the future of technology-driven change and its direct impact on the business world.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 9:00 am
The Honorable Mike Pence
FORMER U.S. VICE PRESIDENT, INDIANA GOVERNOR, AND CONGRESSMAN
Michael R. Pence, 48th Vice President of the United States, was born in Columbus, Indiana on June 7, 1959 as one of six children born to Edward and Nancy Pence.
Pence earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Hanover College in 1981. While there, he embraced his Christian faith which remains the driving force in his life. He later attended Indiana University School of Law and met the love of his life, Karen. After graduating, Pence practiced law, led the Indiana Policy Review Foundation, and began hosting The Mike Pence Show, a syndicated talk radio show and a weekly television public affairs program in Indiana.
Growing up in Indiana, surrounded by good, hardworking Hoosiers, Pence always knew that he needed to give back to the state and the country that had given him so much. In 2000, he launched a successful bid for his local congressional seat, entering the United States House of Representatives at the age of 40. His colleagues quickly recognized his leadership ability and unanimously elected him to serve as Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee and House Republican Conference Chairman
In 2013, Pence left the nation’s capital when Hoosiers elected him the 50th Governor of Indiana. He brought the same limited government and low-tax philosophy to the Indiana Statehouse. As Governor, he enacted the largest income tax cut in Indiana history, lowering individual income tax rates, the business personal property tax, and the corporate income tax in order to strengthen the State’s competitive edge and attract new investment and good-paying jobs. Due to his relentless focus on jobs, the state’s unemployment rate fell by half during his four years in office, and at the end of his term, more Hoosiers were working than at any point in the state’s 200-year history.
As Governor of Indiana, Pence increased school funding, expanded school choice, and created the first state- funded Pre-K plan in Indiana history. He made career and technical education a priority in every high school. Under his leadership, Indiana, known as “The Crossroads of America,” invested more than $800 million in new money for roads and bridges across the state. Despite the record tax cuts and new investments in roads and schools, the state remained fiscally responsible, as Pence worked with members of the Indiana General Assembly to pass two honestly balanced budgets that left the state with strong reserves and AAA credit ratings that were the envy of the nation.
It was Indiana’s success story, Pence’s record of legislative and executive experience, and his strong family values that prompted President Donald Trump to select Mike Pence as his running mate in July 2016. The American people elected President Donald Trump and Vice President Pence on November 8, 2016. They entered office on January 20, 2017.
Pence played a very active role in the Vice Presidency under President Donald Trump, achieving a broad array of legislative accomplishments. He also excelled at articulating the administration’s agenda locally as he traveled the nation as well as internationally, representing The United States of America at multiple conferences held in Asia, the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East, and South America. While Pence was in office, America renewed its commitment to space exploration, reviving the National Space Council of which Pence acted as Chairman. Under Vice President Pence’s leadership, the National Space Council enacted a new National Space Policy and named 18 NASA astronauts to the Artemis Team. Vice President Pence also led the White House Coronavirus Task Force, combatting the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic by driving American innovation in testing, medical supplies, therapeutics, and the development of safe vaccines, which was accomplished in groundbreaking time through Operation Warp Speed.
A Conversation with Vice President Pence
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 8:00 pm