Connect, Innovate And Adapt at AED’s Executive Conclave

This year, AED is excited to provide dealership executives with a brand-new conference, the Executive Conclave, September 26 to 27 in Oxon Hill, Maryland, at the MGM National Harbor. Join AED to connect, innovate and adapt with industry experts, thought leaders and your peers.

During this one-of-a-kind experience, attendees will be surrounded by driven leaders and will work to form a vision and create a plan of action to lead their organizations, and the industry, into the future. You’ll get the opportunity to share stories and ideas and to collaborate with your fellow industry leaders. There will also be plenty of opportunities to network and connect at an evening reception, scheduled meals, and more.
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The Executive Conclave will focus on the issues most relevant to today’s equipment dealerships, stimulating new thinking and inspiring action in attendees as they learn how to become progressive and proactive. Discussions, sessions and workshops will focus on industry trends, disruption, economic outlooks, relational leadership, public policy and more.

You won’t want to miss our kick-off event, a workshop led by Dirk Beveridge. Dirk is the leading advocate of change and innovation in wholesale distribution. With the distribution industry evolving rapidly, Dirk’s message is more important than ever before. From increased competition to changing business models to the rise of new technology, distributors are under constant threat. Those who do not innovate will be left behind.

Beveridge’s workshop, The Innovative Distributor Mindset, is a framework and tool that you can use individually, with your leadership team, and even across your company to lead the needed transformation and innovation in your company and in our industry in this age of digital disruption.

In addition to these inspiring sessions, you will be able to participate in a briefing with leading policymakers in Washington. During this exclusive briefing, attendees will hear directly from senior officials about the president’s infrastructure proposal, regulatory reform efforts and how the administration hopes to tackle the skills gap to get more insight into the industry’s economic outlook.

Not only will you benefit from attending the Executive Conclave, but you will also be bringing back information that you can share with your employees and turn into action in your dealership. You will be able to share case studies, tools and resources with your team to help reach your dealership goals.

This is just one of many stimulating conferences and seminars we have coming up this summer, fall and winter – not only for executives, but for everyone in the dealership. Visit to learn about other events designed for you and the rest of your team.

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