The Symposium’s bold, cutting-edge program will deliver the insight, the knowledge, and the know-how you need to take your business to the next level.

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2017 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 Tire & Tampa Truck Center
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Plaza Registration Desk
Meeting Registration
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Ritz-Carlton IV
Breakfast
Sponsored by: Goodyear Tire & Lawson Products
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Ritz-Carlton I-III
Welcome to the 2017 AmeriQuest Symposium
Doug Clark, President and CEO, AmeriQuest Business Services
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
Ritz-Carlton I-III
Doug Tieman, President and CEO, Caron Foundation
The longest tenured CEO in the rehab, not-for-profit sector, Doug Tieman led Caron from a $10 million organization to a $100 million institution in 20 years. He is the author of “Flying over the Pigpen: Leadership Lessons from Growing up on a Farm.”
Sponsored by: Corcentric
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Pre-function Area
Break
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Ritz-Carlton I-III
Washington to Wall Street: Economic Update
Despite our fragile economy, we have been through worse and we can fix what ails America. An unequivocal advocate for a free market economy, Larry Kudlow is armed with the knowledge, vision and integrity to help you navigate through today’s uncertain economic, political and financial conditions.
Larry Kudlow, Economist and Senior Contributor, CNBC
Sponsored by: Cummins Filtration & Cummins Inc.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ritz-Carlton I-III
Challenges Facing America
Based on his extensive political and diplomatic experience during three presidential administrations, Ambassador Bolton examines the threats and challenges facing America. The recent inauguration heralds the possibility of dramatic changes in American national-security policies. Ambassador Bolton will share his thoughts on these changes with our attendees.
John Bolton, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Lakeside Pavilion
Spouse Event
Sponsored by: AmeriQuest Warehouse Services & AmeriQuest Road Rescue
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Ritz-Carlton IV
Lunch
Sponsored by: Fontaine Fifth Wheel & Yokohama Tire Corp.
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Ritz-Carlton I-III
AmeriQuest Business Services Think Tank Panel
Moderator: Mark Jeffries
Panelists: Sean Bliss, Vice President of Sales – Indirect Spend, AmeriQuest Business Services; Jane Clark, Vice President of Member Services, NationaLease; Matt Clark, Chief Operating Officer, Corcentric; and Bill McCouch, Senior Vice President of Procurement Services
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Pre-function Area
Break
Sponsored by: Kimball West & Safety-Kleen
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Ritz-Carlton I-III
The Art of Deception: How Hackers and Con Artists Manipulate You and What You Can Do About It
People are the weakest security link. They can be manipulated or influenced into unknowingly helping hackers break into their organization’s computers. You’ll learn how easily you can be an unsuspecting victim who can be manipulated into handing over the keys the kingdom, if you haven’t done so already. Kevin Mitnick will educate you by performing his “live technology magic show” of the latest hacking techniques. You just might realize that you—like almost everyone else on the planet—have a misplaced reliance on security technology, which has now become ineffective against a motivated hacker.
Kevin Mitnick, Formerly the World’s Most Wanted Hacker
Sponsored by: Eaton Corp
3:45 PM – 5:30 PM
Napoli I & II
Corcentric Summit General Session
Attendees will have the opportunity to 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.
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Napoli I & II
Corcentric Summit Breakouts
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Ritz-Carlton IV-VI
Trade and Technology Fair
Cocktails sponsored by: SKF & Waltco Lift Corp.
7:30 PM
Ritz-Carlton I-III
Dinner and Entertainment
Eddie Osterland
Dinner sponsored by: Shell Oil Products U.S.
Entertainment sponsored by: Imperial Supplies LLC

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Ritz-Carlton IV
Breakfast
Sponsored by: Brenntag North America & Bridgestone Commercial Solutions
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Ritz-Carlton I-III
America’s Election Upheaval
Making an encore appearance, Frank Luntz returns to the AmeriQuest Symposium to share his thoughts on the recent election. He will showcase a montage from election night, providing commentary and insight into the unprecedented outcome, as well as the impact on growing cultural divisions.
Frank Luntz, American Political Consultant
Sponsored by: Baldwin Filters

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Ritz-Carlton I-III
Future Forces: Insights for Navigating the New World of Work
We are entering the greatest period of business transformation the world has ever known. The rigid models we’ve come to count upon for centuries are no longer reliable and in many instances, even considered relevant. The constant state of disruption we are experiencing mandates a bold new approach to the world of work. This session is designed to help leaders and influencers prepare to navigate a new business landscape where the pace of change is elevating and collaboration is the key ingredient to unleashing the innovation required to compete and win. Supported with cutting edge research and category leading case studies, Seth will prepare audience participants today for what is going to be required to compete and thrive tomorrow.
Seth Mattison, Founder and Chief Movement Officer, Future-Sight Labs
Sponsored by: Advantage Truck Center & Volvo Trucks North America

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Ritz-Carlton I-III
Disruptive Innovation
In his previous career, Jeremy Gutsche created an innovation pipeline that led his team to grow a $1 billion portfolio. From there, he built TrendHunter as a giant innovation focus group for people to share business ideas. Jeremy will share his perspective on disruptive innovation and the latest trends and change happening in business.
Jeremy Gutsche, Founder and CEO, TrendHunter

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ritz-Carlton I-III
Robin Crow, CEO, Dark Horse Recording
Dark Horse Recording has attracted the musical talents of Taylor Swift, Neil Diamond, and Tim McGraw, and was the foundation for Dark Horse Institute (DHI), which Robin Crowe founded in 2010. DHI accelerates the learning process in an affordable, experiential learning environment and, in the process, is changing the way education is conducted. His best-selling books include “Evolve or Die,” “Rock Solid Leadership,” and “Jump and the Net Will Appear.”

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Da Vinci Lawn
Lunch
Sponsored by: Donaldson & VIPAR HD
7:00 PM
Ritz-Carlton I-III
Closing Dinner & Entertainment
Cocktails sponsored by: PACCAR Parts Fleet Services & Transtex LLC
Dinner sponsored by: Daimler Trucks North America
Entertainment sponsored by: Michelin North America Inc.
Mobile App sponsored by: EnerSys
Meeting A/V sponsored by: FleetPride, Inc.
Meeting EMCEE Mark Jefferies sponsored by: Continental Tire the Americas, LLC & Interstate Batteries

2017 Speakers

John Bolton

John Bolton

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2005-2006)

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John Bolton was appointed as U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations on August 1, 2005, and served until his resignation in December 2006. Prior to his appointment, Ambassador Bolton served as Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security from 2001 to 2005.

Robin Crow

Robin Crow

CEO, Dark Horse Recording

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Robin Crow is an American author, recording artist, and public speaker. Crow is best known for his 2002 autobiographical book entitled Jump and the Net Will Appear. He is the builder, owner, and operator of Dark Horse Recording Studio in Franklin, TN.

Jeremy Gutsche

Jeremy Gutsche

Founder and CEO, TrendHunter

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Jeremy Gutsche is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning innovation expert, and the founder of TrendHunter.com, the world’s #1 most popular trend website.

Larry Kudlow

Larry Kudlow

Economist and Senior Contributor, CNBC

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Larry Kudlow is a nationally syndicated columnist. He is a contributing editor of National Review magazine, as well as a columnist and economics editor for National Review Online.

Frank Luntz

Frank Luntz

American Political Consultant

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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.

Seth Mattison

Seth Mattison

Founder and Chief Movement Officer, Future-Sight Labs

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As founder and Chief Movement Officer of Future-Sight Labs, Seth advises many of the world’s leading organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work.

Kevin Mitnick

Kevin Mitnick

Computer Security Consultant

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Kevin Mitnick is a computer security consultant and former criminal hacker and the author of “The Art of Invisibility: The World’s Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data”.

 Douglas Tieman

Douglas Tieman

President & CEO, Caron Treatment Centers

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Douglas Tieman has been President and CEO of Caron Treatment Centers since 1995. He has established regional centers for addiction treatment and recovery and is a strong advocate for both research and prevention of addiction in young adults and adolescents.

AQ Symposium 2017 MC Mark Jeffries

Sponsorship

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.

Plan Your Trip

Hotel reservations must be made on your own directly with the The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. Your credit card will be requested to hold your stay and may be charged one night’s room rate. Invited Guests who qualify for complimentary stays will not be charged and the one night’s rate will be removed upon arrival. NationaLease members and Suppliers will be charged the $299 room fee per night, plus tax and incidentals.

 

Immerse yourself in the uniquely tranquil surroundings of The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, a resort that puts the excitement in Orlando, FL within easy reach, and the quiet beauty of this magical destination even closer. Set within lushly landscaped gardens and bordered by Shingle Creek, this luxury resort provides an ideal opportunity to trade theme park fare for inspired farm-to-table dining, create your own thrill ride with an exhilarating round of golf, or cultivate a new skill with one of our Adventure Experiences. Rejuvenation comes naturally with unique spa treatments focused on your total well-being, or the call of a chaise lounge beneath a shaded poolside cabana.

 

 

Orlando International Airport (MCO)
One Airport Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32827-4399
Phone: (407) 825-2532
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Orlando International Airport, less than 20 minutes to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, is a direct link to most major airports in the country. The new Club at MCO offers an oasis of comfort and relaxation that puts you in an innovative frame of mind.

Orlando is one of the world’s premier travel destinations. More than 50 million people visit the area every year, enjoying the many attractions, beaches, and events that make Central Florida a great place to visit and live. The average high temperature in Orlando in February is 74 degrees. The average low is 52 degrees.

 

With the nickname “The City Beautiful,” Orlando doesn’t disappoint. Besides the world-renowned amusement wonderland of Disney World, the Orlando area boasts hundreds of lakes, golf courses, international restaurants, and a tropical climate that will be pleasantly mild and dry in February.

 

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