Come prepared for powerful insights and fresh ideas that will lead to strategies for sustainable and long-lasting business growth. You will be challenged, entertained, and connected with today’s leading innovators and industry trailblazers.

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend

  • Network with C-level executives to share insights and ideas

  • Discover the latest trends in technology, finance, media, and more

  • Meet the industry’s top suppliers at the Trade & Technology Reception

  • Hear world-leading visionaries discuss their experiences

  • Listen as top economists give their predictions for business and the economy

2016 Agenda

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Plaza Registration Desk

Meeting Registration
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Da Vinci Lawn

Welcome Reception
Sponsored by: Double Coin & Tampa Truck Center
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Plaza Registration Desk

Meeting Registration
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Ritz-Carlton IV

Sponsored by: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company & Lawson Products, Inc.
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Ritz-Carlton I-III

Welcome to the 2016 AmeriQuest Symposium
Doug Clark, President and CEO, AmeriQuest Business Services

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
Ritz-Carlton I-III

AmeriQuest Business Services Overview
Moderator: Kate Freer, Vice President of Marketing, AmeriQuest Business Services
Panelists: Joe Gallick, Senior Vice President of Sales, NationaLease; Pat Gaskins, Senior Vice President of Financial Services, AmeriQuest Business Services; Bill McCouch, Senior Vice President of Procurement Services, AmeriQuest Business Services; David Nitzsche, Senior Vice President of Supply Management, AmeriQuest Business Services; Dale Tower, Vice President of Remarketing, AmeriQuest Business Services; Jim Wright, Vice President of Sales, Corcentric
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Pre-function Area

Sponsored by: Premium 2000+ Warranties
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Ritz-Carlton I-III

A Game Plan for Success
Lou Holtz has made a career of inspiring his players to not only excel but to win. He will share his motivating insights and game plan for success with attendees. Our audience will learn to assess their strengths, work as a team, and embrace the values that can help direct any organization to new successes.
Lou Holtz, Former American Football Player, Coach, and Analyst
Sponsored by: Cummins, Inc. & Cummins Filtration

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ritz-Carlton I-III

Policies that Stimulate Economic Growth
Stephen Moore has his eye on helping the United States retain its position as the global economic superpower. He will provide an inside look at how economic policy and political decisions in Washington impact the financial outlook for investors.
Stephen Moore, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Sponsored by: Class C Solutions Group

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lakeside Pavilion

Spouse Event
Sponsored by: AmeriQuest Material Handling & AmeriQuest Road Rescue

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Ritz-Carlton IV

Sponsored by: Kenworth of South Florida & Yokohama Tire Corp.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Ritz-Carlton I-III

Recognizing Addiction: A National Epidemic
Two of Zac Clark’s biggest passions in life are business and addiction. Unfortunately, the two cross paths more frequently than our country would like to admit. Zac will share his personal and professional experiences to educate attendees on the perils of addiction, to dismantle the stigma associated with this life-threatening disease, and to provide some basic and useful solutions.
Zac Clark, Chief Operating Officer, Serenity Recovery

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Plaza Ballroom III

Corcentric Summit Part 1
In part 1 of the Corcentric Summit, attendees will hear a company update as well as learn about our success strategy moving forward. Information will include plans for support enhancements, release process updates, product enhancements, payments solution, and more.

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Ritz-Carlton I-III

Building Organizations Fit for the Future
Known as “the world’s leading expert on business strategy,” Gary Hamel will share his distinctive views on the future of business with our attendees. He’ll show our business leaders how to challenge the norms and create corporate-wide, game-breaking strategies for continuous innovation to drive business growth.
Gary Hamel, Visiting Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School
Sponsored by: Eaton Corp.

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM
Pre-function Area

Sponsored by: ECBM & Safety-Kleen
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Ritz-Carlton I-III

At the Intersection of Logistics and Economics
Noël Perry will provide attendees with an economic forecast and discuss any underlying economic troubles our country may be facing. Hear topics such as recent economic cycles, updated capacity concerns, and much more.
Noël Perry, Economist, Truck & Transportation Expert, FTR

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Plaza Ballroom III

Corcentric Summit Part 2
The second part of our Corcentric Summit will feature our AP Masters session. See a demo of the latest enhancements, hear tips and tricks, discuss training improvements, engage with your community, and have the opportunity to ask the questions you want in our open discussion.

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Ritz-Carlton IV-VI

Trade and Technology Fair
Sponsored by: SKF & Waltco Lift Corp.

7:30 PM
Ritz-Carlton I-III

Dinner and Entertainment
Sponsored by: Imperial Supplies LLC & Shell Lubricants

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Ritz-Carlton IV

Sponsored by: Bridgestone Commercial Solutions & Comdata
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Ritz-Carlton I-III

The Power of Perception
Operating under the philosophy that “it’s not what you say, it’s what people hear,” Dr. Frank Luntz explains why it’s more important than ever to create the words and messages that will resonate with your customer base. He will discuss how understanding what Americans want allows businesses to thrive.
Dr. Frank Luntz, CEO, Luntz Global
Sponsored by: Corcentric & Luber-finer

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Ritz-Carlton I-III

America the Vulnerable
We live in an age of unprecedented transparency. If finding information is your goal, this is a golden age of disclosure. If personal privacy or organizational secrecy is your goal, this is an era of constant threat and frequent calamity. We are losing information about ourselves – and businesses are losing valuable trade secrets and intellectual property – at a startling pace. Learn practical strategies you can implement in your business to protect your privacy.
Joel Brenner, Former National Counterintelligence Executive
Sponsored by: Baldwin Filters

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Pre-function Area

Sponsored by: Myers Tire Supply
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Ritz-Carlton I-III

The Personal Element of Technology – Improving the Link Between Human and Machine
Dr. Phillip Schneider is not only a business expert who specializes in strategic planning and futurism, but also a corporate psychologist who integrates the human element of technological services. Dr. Schneider will talk about some of his ‘out of the box’ methodologies for us to improve best practices by combining his business expertise with his psychology background.
Dr. Phillip Schneider, MBA, PhD

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Ritz-Carlton I-III

Stepping Up to the Change Challenge
Challenges are an opportunity for inspiration. Max Carey shares the best approach to incorporating sound ideas, practical approaches, and simple skills into everyday efforts. Described as enthusiastic and engaging, Max talks about building a life that balances business success with personal fulfillment.
Max Carey, President, CRD
Sponsored by: Advantage Truck Center & Volvo Trucks North America

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Ritz-Carlton IV

Sponsored by: Donaldson Company, Inc. & VIPAR HD
1:15 PM – 6:00 PM
Open Afternoon
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Pre-function Area

Sponsored by: Hino Trucks & PACCAR Parts Fleet Services
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Ritz-Carlton I-III

Closing Dinner and Entertainment
Sponsored by: Daimler Trucks North America & Michelin North America Inc.
Meeting Audio Visual sponsored by: Decisiv & Kimball Midwest
Master of Ceremonies sponsored by: Continental Tire the Americas, LLC & Interstate Batteries
Meeting Mobile App sponsored by: Fontaine Fifth Wheel & Screen Graphics of Florida

2016 Speakers

Lou Holtz

Lou Holtz

College Coaching Legend

Lou Holtz is the only coach in NCAA history ever to lead six different programs to bowl games, and the only coach ever to guide four different programs to final top 20 rankings. Holtz delivers his guidance for excellence with trademark humor and humility. Audiences learn to assess their strengths, work as a team, and embrace the values that can help direct any organization to new successes.

Gary Hamel

Gary Hamel

World’s Leading Expert on Business Strategy

Professor Hamel is renowned for showing business leaders how to challenge the norms and create corporate-wide, game-breaking strategies for continuous innovation to drive business growth. The author of “What Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation (2012),” he has spoken at leading business conferences, including the World Economic Forum, TED, and the World Business Forum.

Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore

Former WSJ Economics Writer

Stephen Moore, a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, has his eye on helping the United States retain its position as the global economic superpower. Moore is a former senior economics writer for the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal, who covered Washington policy debates and state issues.

Noel Perry

Noël Perry

Economist, Truck & Transportation Expert

Noël Perry is the rare economist to specialize in transportation and logistics. Noël has followed his passionate interest in the way freight moves over a forty-year career, beginning on a loading dock and culminating in his role as a leading industry consultant.

Max Carey

Max Carey

Leading Sales & Marketing Expert

Max Carey is the founder and Chairman of CRD and is recognized as one of America’s leading sales and marketing consulting experts. The challenges of balancing a successful business and a successful personal life are captured in his widely-acclaimed book “The Superman Complex – Achieving the Balance that Leads to True Success.”

Frank Luntz

Frank Luntz

American Political Consultant

Dr. Frank Luntz is one of the most honored communication professionals in America today. He has written, supervised, and conducted more than 2,000 surveys, focus groups, ad tests, and dial sessions in over two dozen countries and four continents over the past decade.


When you become an AmeriQuest Symposium sponsor, you represent your brand and services to the executives who shape the bottom line. Join other innovators in this select and rewarding opportunity to influence decision makers and share your expertise. Meet your future clients face-to-face, reconnect with existing customers, and forge lasting partnerships. Become a sponsor today.

2016 Sponsors

Premier Partners


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