Pre-Conference: Monday, November 6, 2017

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Registration Opens!

Networking and Cocktail Reception

Location:  Marketplace

Day One:  Tuesday, November 7, 2017

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

Location:  Bluefire Grille

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Plenary Session – Welcome, from Robert Currie, President of Currie Management Consultants, Inc.

Location:  Irving Lecture Hall

9:30 AM – Noon

Breakout sessions –

Building your Bench Strength.  Location:  Sunnyside Room

Leadership Lessons from the Greek gods to Jesus and Buddha.  Location:  Washington Irving Room

Noon – 1:00 PM


Location:  Marketplace

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Plenary Session – The Future of Industrial Distribution

Location:  Irving Lecture Hall

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Breakout sessions –

Roundtable Discussions focused on Departmental Best Practices.  Location:  Washington Irving Room

The Journey of the Dealer Principal: Moving In/Out of the Business.  Location:  Sunnyside Room

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Dinner with Guest Speaker, General Richard Burleson

Location:  Trinity 6-8

Dick offers real-life experience and a host of anecdotes and stories from his 25 years of experience as a top college football official in the SEC and his career as a top-ranking general in the military.

Day Two:  Wednesday, November 8, 2017

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

Location:  Bluefire Grille

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Plenary Session:  Creating Customer and Employee Experience.  Presented by Joshua T. Laurent, CEO of Straight 6 Business Development Group, LLC.

Location:  Irving Lecture Hall

Joshua has work over 15 years in service for brands such as Mercedes Benz, BMW, Harley Davidson, and Bobcat. He knows what truly drives service profitability, customer/technician retention.

10:00 AM – Noon

Breakout Sessions –

Keeping up with Technology and the Value of Data.  Location:  Sunnyside Room

Evolving Leadership Roles as Companies Grow.  Location:  Washington Irving Room


Closing Remarks

Location:  Irving Lecture hall