29th Annual NTDA Convention
Convention Schedule
Oct. 9–11, 2019 • The Breakers • Palm Beach, FL

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9, 2019

Registration Open
12:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
South Loggia West, The Breakers

BONUS SESSION
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Dealership E-Commerce Challenges and Opportunities
  Presented by Dave Durand

WORKSHOPS
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

  Succession Planning Workshop

  Selecting and Developing Talent That Takes You to the Top
  Presented by Allen Phibbs, Director of Educational and Industry Relations, KEA Advisors

RECEPTIONS

First-time Attendee and Sponsor Thank You Reception (Invitation Only)
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Ocean Lawn Reception (Spouses/Guests Welcome)
6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 2019

Registration Open
6:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
South Loggia West, The Breakers

Breakfast (Spouses/Guests Welcome)
6:45 a.m.–8:00 a.m.

GENERAL SESSIONS & KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Opening Remarks & State of the Association Address
Presented by John Princing, NTDA Chairman of the Board
8:05 a.m.–8:35 a.m.

Trucking Industry Economic Forecast
8:35 a.m.–9:05 a.m.
Discover where market demand is headed and where the industry will see growth versus tightening. Learn what leading indicators are suggesting for the year ahead. Find out what impacts regulatory changes will have on future production and sales.
Presented by Eric Starks, Chairman & CEO, Freight Transportation Research Associates, Inc. dba FTR

Optional Activity for Spouses and Guests

Coffee/Soda Break
9:05 a.m.–9:15 a.m.

Mac Trailer Presentation and Speaker Introduction
9:15 a.m.–9:20 a.m.

Fleet Trailer CEO Panel – Moderated by Dale Martens, NTDA Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
9:20 a.m.–9:45 a.m.

Dorsey Trailer Presentation and Speaker Introduction
9:45 a.m.–9:50 a.m.

General Session: The Impact of Driverless Vehicles and Related Technologies
Presented by Rajiv Lal, Ph.D., Sr. Professor of Retailing and Chair of the General Management Program at Harvard Business School
9:50 a.m.–10:20 a.m.

Hendrickson Presentation and Speaker Introduction
10:20 a.m.–11:05 a.m.

Keynote Presentation: Get It On! What it Means to Lead the Way
Presented by Keni Thomas
11:05 a.m.–12:00 a.m.

NTDA EXHIBITION & STROLLING LUNCHEON
12:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
2:15 p.m.–3:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Ways Blockchain and Bitcoin Could Revolutionize the Trailer Industry
Presented by Dean Croke, Chief Analytics Officer, FreightWaves

Top 5 Things to Do to Prepare for the Next Industry Downturn
Allen Phibbs, Director of Educational and Industry Relations, KEA Advisors

The Future of Smart Trailer Technology
Presented by William Gantz, Director, Trailer and House Accounts, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 2019

GOLF TOURNAMENT & SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER

Continental Breakfast for Golfers at Golf Course for Tournament Participants
6:30 a.m.–7:30 a.m.
Golf Veranda at Breakers Clubhouse

Golf Tournament – Shotgun Starts at Ocean Course and Rees Jones Course
Shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. on both courses

Optional Activities for Non-golfers, Spouses and Guests

RECEPTION & DINNER

Cocktail Reception & Awards Dinner
6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.