Celebrating the theme “Making the Difference,” the 2010 Vipar Heavy Duty Annual Business Conference will be held Nov. 14-19 at the Marco Island (Fla.) Marriott. The group’s Annual Business Conference brings together Vipar Heavy Duty distributors, supplier partners and industry associates to facilitate the productive exchange of ideas and information to benefit all participants. This 2010 conference will feature a keynote presentation by motivational speaker Jim Craig, the goalie for the 1980 gold medal-winning U.S. hockey team.
“Vipar Heavy Duty holds itself to a very high standard of service and performance,” says Jeff Paul, director of marketing for Vipar Heavy Duty. “We owe this success to the dedication and commitment of our world-class stockholders and supplier partners. They are what truly make the difference.”
Craig is the president of Gold Medal Strategies, a Boston-based promotions and marketing firm. An All-American goalie at Boston University, Craig was selected as the starting goaltender for the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team that upset the heavily-favored Soviet Union in the semifinals. The win was dubbed the “Miracle on Ice,” and the team went on to defeat Finland to capture the gold medal.
Conference events include a tradeshow, one-on-one stockholder/supplier partner meetings, general sessions and the annual stockholders meeting, as well as various other business programs. The event will kick off with a welcome reception on Sunday, Nov. 14, and conclude with the annual dinner on Thursday, Nov. 18.