Join a select group of your peers and world-leading visionaries to take a fresh look at some of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing your industry today… and into the future.

The Experience

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

2015 Agenda

AmeriQuest Welcome Reception
Sponsored by: Double Coin Tire & Tampa Truck Center
Meeting Registration
Breakfast
Sponsored by: Blue1USA & Maxon Lift Corp.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Douglas W. Clark, Founder, President, and CEO, AmeriQuest Business Services
Eric Greitens, Featured Speaker
Drawing from his experience as a humanitarian and Navy SEAL lieutenant commander, Eric Greitens’ presentation will address leadership, team building, overcoming adversity, and the power of service. Hear Mr. Greitens challenge you and your peers to make important changes and improvements in your lives.
Eric Greitens, Former Navy SEAL, Founder of The Mission Continues, and Best-Selling Author
Sponsored by: Eaton Corp.
Break
Sponsored by: AmeriQuest Warehouse Services & AmeriQuest Indirect Spend
Ben Stein, Keynote Speaker
From presidential speechwriter to movie actor to game show host to columnist to TV commentator, Ben Stein brings his unique sense of humor and intellect to all he does. This entertaining speaker will offer Symposium attendees his views on politics, the economy, our changing world, and much more.
Sponsored by: Cummins, Inc. & Cummins Filtration
Economic Outlook
Hear guidance and information on a wide variety of economic issues as Dr. Scott Brown shares his insights on the future of the economy and what could be in store for your company.
Dr. Scott Brown, Senior Vice President, Chief Economist, Raymond James & Associates
Lunch
Sponsored by: Brenntag North America & Yokohama Tire Corp.
Steve Forbes, Featured Speaker
Publishing executive Steve Forbes will discuss with Symposium attendees a variety of current issues that are facing businesses today. From his experience at Forbes Media to his campaigning for Republican presidency nominations, Mr. Forbes has vast experiences to share with executives.
Break
Sponsored by: ECBM & Webb Wheel Products Inc.
Industry Panel
Listen in as a panel of your peers discuss some of the most pressing topics and trends facing the industry today. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from each other at this ever-popular session.
Moderator: Terry Young, President, Advantage Truck Leasing, a NationaLease Member
Corcentric Summit – Part 1
COR360 Product Outlook – Find out the latest information and what to expect in the 2015 product releases
Customer Q&A – Participate in a live discussion with a current COR360 customer to discover how their company is utilizing the product and what benefits you could also be receiving
NVoicePay – Learn how this payment solution could generate savings for your company and how a current COR360 customer is taking advantage of this service
Transportation Industry Update
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear the latest news on the transportation industry from Friedrich Baumann. He will provide an overview on the recent trends and changes as well as discuss total cost of ownership for your fleet.
Friedrich Baumann, Senior Vice President, Aftermarket Daimler Trucks North America
Trade & Technology Reception
Sponsored by: Advantage Truck Center/Volvo Trucks North America & Waltco Lift Corp.
Dinner
Dinner sponsored by: Shell Oil Products U.S.
Entertainment Sponsored by: Imperial Supplies, LLC
Breakfast
Sponsored by: Bridgestone Commercial Solutions & Comdata
Hacking and the Internet’s Immune System
With more than 14 years of experience in the international cyber security industry, Keren Elazari will explore the world of cyber security and discuss topics such as the emerging security technologies and the intersection of cyber conflict and politics.
Keren Elazari, International Cyber Security Expert Sponsored by: Class C Solutions Group & SKF
The World’s Most Valuable Asset
Paul Alofs, award-winning senior executive, has asked the question, “What is the world’s most valuable asset?” The answer resulted in his groundbreaking book, Passion Capital: The World’s Most Valuable Asset. Hear Mr. Alofs discuss his findings and share his views on a whole new way of thinking about the definition of success.
Paul Alofs, CEO and Bestselling Author Sponsored by: Baldwin Filters
Chris Westfall, Featured Speaker
As the U.S. National Elevator Pitch Champion, Chris Westfall will share his innovative new strategies on leadership communication. From coaching clients, helping entrepreneurs raise millions from investors, and successfully rebranding products and services, Mr. Westfall has created multi-million dollar revenue streams for companies and he’ll show Symposium attendees how.
Break
Sponsored by: AmeriQuest Road Rescue
Doug Stephens, Featured Speaker
As one of the world’s foremost retail industry futurists, Doug Stephens intellectual work has influenced many of the world’s best-known brands. Hear Mr. Stephens’ share his unique perspective on retailing, business, and consumer behavior and how it can help shape your company.
Lunch
Sponsored by: Donaldson Company Inc. & VIPAR HD
Corcentric Summit – Part 2
User Group – Sit down with Corcentric experts and get hands-on training in the areas that are most important and beneficial to you and your company
COR360 Collaboration – COR360 clients will discuss how they are using the solution in this open session
Tips and Tricks – Discover some of the lesser known features of COR360
Cocktails
Sponsored by: Hino Trucks/MHC & PACCAR Parts
Closing Dinner & Entertainment
Dinner sponsored by: Daimler Trucks North America
Entertainment sponsored by: Michelin North America, Inc.
Meeting Audio Visual sponsored by: Fontaine 5th Wheel & FRAM Filtration
Meeting Emcee sponsored by: Continental Tire The Americas, LLC & Lawson Products

2015 Speakers

BEN STEIN

BEN STEIN

Writer, Actor, Commentator, and Economist

Ben Stein’s comedic role as the droning economics teacher in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” has been ranked one of the fifty most famous scenes in movie history. In real life, Ben is a powerful speaker on economics, politics, education, and history. Like his father, Herbert Stein, he is considered one of the great humorists on political economy. READ MORE.

ERIC GREITENS

ERIC GREITENS

Former Navy SEAL

Eric Greitens is a former Navy SEAL, founder of The Mission Continues, and best-selling author. Named to Fortune’s list of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” he draws from his experience as a humanitarian and Navy SEAL lieutenant commander to address leadership, team building, overcoming adversity, and the power of service. READ MORE.

Friedrich Baumann

Friedrich Baumann

SVP, Aftermarket, DTNA

Friedrich Baumann leads DTNA’s aftermarket functions including Central Service, Parts Sales & Marketing, Parts Distribution, Dealer Operations, and Remanufacturing. He began his career in 1993 in the Controlling department and has since held several leadership positions spanning multiple functions.

KEREN ELAZARI

KEREN ELAZARI

Cyber Security Expert

Keren Elazari brings more than 14 years of experience in the international cyber security industry to the Symposium. Since 2000, Keren has worked with leading Israeli security firms, government organizations, Global Big 4, and Fortune 500 companies. She covers emerging security technologies and explores the intersection of cyber conflict and politics. READ MORE.

Paul Alofs

Paul Alofs

CEO and Bestselling Author

Paul Alofs is the bestselling author of Passion Capital: The World’s Most Valuable Asset, and an award-winning senior executive in the retail, entertainment, internet, marketing-services, and social-enterprise sectors, provides his thought-provoking and valuable insights to this invaluable question, “What is the world’s most valuable asset?” READ MORE.

Dr. Scott Brown

Dr. Scott Brown

SVP, Chief Economist, Raymond James & Associates

Scott Brown joined Raymond James Equity Research in 1995 after two years as an economist in the firm’s Fixed Income Research Department. Before his arrival, he was manager of economic research at Pacific First Bank and had previously been director of economic research at First Imperial Advisors. READ MORE.

Chris Westfall

Chris Westfall

U.S. National Elevator Pitch Champion

Chris Westfall has created multi-million dollar revenue streams for companies on four continents, with innovative new strategies on leadership communication. He’s coached clients onto Shark Tank and Dragon’s Den, helped entrepreneurs to raise millions from investors, and successfully re-branded products and services around the globe. READ MORE.

Steve Forbes

Steve Forbes

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media

Steve Forbes is an American publishing executive who was twice a candidate for the nomination of the Republican Party for president. Currently serving as editor-in-chief for the business magazine, he has taken the publication into the new media arena with the launch of Forbes.com, now a leading business Website. READ MORE.

Doug Stephens

Doug Stephens

Retail Industry Futurist

Doug Stephens is one of the world’s foremost retail industry futurists. His intellectual work and thinking have influenced many of the world’s best-known retailers, agencies, and brands. Prior to founding Retail Prophet, Stephens spent 20 years in the retail industry, holding senior international roles.

Sponsorship

The AmeriQuest Symposium is where partnerships are forged and opportunities are seized. On February 10-12, 2016, key decision-makers will gather to celebrate innovation and open their minds to new and rewarding possibilities. AmeriQuest Symposium sponsors are uniquely placed to strengthen their brand and empower today’s leaders. Become a sponsor today and be there when it happens.

2015 Sponsors

Premier Partners

Sponsors

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