2013 Agenda - 2014 Agenda Coming Soon

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 Dallas Convention Center

10:30 a.m. – noon – Registration and buffet lunch

Noon – Welcome

• Tim Kraus, president and COO, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association
• Mike Reilly, chairman and CEO, Randall-Reilly

12:15 p.m. – Opening Speaker:  

T. Boone Pickens, Founder, CEO BP Capital Watch T. Boone Picken’s TED Talk.

Moderator:  Pat Cavanagh, president and CEO, Enovation Controls

12:45 p.m. Panel: How Regulations and Customer Demand are Driving Safety Technology Forward

Representatives from the supplier, safety and fleet communities will discuss the role safety technology will play in compliance, productivity and profitability over the next decade

• Rebecca Brewster, president and COO, American Transportation Research Institute
• Scott Burkhart, vice president, general manager, Bendix Electronics
• Tim Lafon, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Volvo Trucks North America
• Reggie Dupré, CEO, Dupré Logistics
Moderator – Jeff Crissey, editor, Commercial Carrier Journal

2:15-2:30 p.m.  Break 

2:30 p.m. Panel: The Future of Fuel Economy: 2017 and Beyond

The next advancements in fuel economy will come from integrating drivetrains and trailers to drive efficiencies. This panel of engine OEM, trailer OEM and fleet executives will explore what the future holds in terms of equipment and technologies that can drive improvements.

• Craig Bennett, senior vice president sales and marketing, Utility Trailer
• Max Fuller, chairman and CEO, U.S.Xpress
• Jim Fier, executive engineer – midrange and heavy duty engineering, Cummins Inc.
• David Hames, general manager marketing & strategy, Daimler Trucks North America
Moderator – Derek Kaufman, CEO, Mission Motors

3:45 p.m.  Keynote: The myths of green energy and the real fuels of the future

Bryce will debunk numerous energy myths, including showing why renewables are not green, why carbon capture and sequestration won’t work, and that the U.S. is leading the world in energy efficiency. He will also discuss how we can transform the global energy sector and fuel our society through sound decisions and smart investments.

• Robert Bryce, the Manhattan Institute – energy expert, critically acclaimed author and energy journalist
• Moderator – Kennon Guglielmo, chief technical officer, Enovation Controls

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference Networking Reception


Thursday August 22, 2013  Dallas Convention Center 

7-7:45 a.m. – Continental breakfast

7:45-8:00 a.m. – Welcoming Remarks

Tim Kraus, president, COO, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association

8:00 a.m. Opening Speaker 

Governor Bill Graves, President and CEO, American Trucking Associations 

• Moderator – Tim Kraus, HDMA

8:45 a.m. The future of our nation’s infrastructure and what it means for trucking and the economy

How will factors such as supply chain distribution trends, environmental and energy policies and technological advancements affect our nation’s infrastructure funding and viability?

• Drew Preston, manager, congressional and public affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
• Moderator – Tom Lehner, vice president, public policy, The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association 

9:45 -10:00 a.m. Break 

 10:00 a.m. Closing Speaker: Global Economic Outlook

Rosensweig will provide an overview of the global macro-economic trends that will impact the commercial transportation industry, and provide insights into the current business environment, and the short- and long-term prospects for our nation’s economy.

• Dr. Jeff Rosensweig, GlobalGuru.com and director, Emory University’s Global Perspectives Program.
• Moderator – Avery Vise, executive director, research, Randall-Reilly Trucking Media

 11:15 a.m. Lunch: Great American Trucking Show floor VIP Session for CVOC attendees


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