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Market Vitals: The Current & Future Health of the Industry

Join us for our 71st seminar in Columbus, Indiana. The ACT Research team will provide the North America Commercial Vehicle & Transportation Industries Outlook for 2024-2028. In addition, we will be hosting industry expert guests to discuss the current and future health of the industry to support your planning and budgeting.

August 21-22, 2024 || The Commons || Columbus, IN

ABOUT

 

What: Since 1986, ACT Research has been the leader in commercial vehicle data, market analysis, and forecasting services, providing timely and vital information to the marketplace. As a benefit to subscribers, ACT Research holds two events per year to provide an opportunity for discussions, professional insights, and networking. 

 

The ACT Research team will provide the N.A. Commercial Vehicle & Transportation Industries Outlook for 2024-2028. In addition, we will be hosting industry expert guests to discuss the current and future health of the industry to support your planning and budgeting.

 

Why Participate: Obtain valuable perspectives on the commercial vehicle (CV) and transportation industries from the organization renowned for its top-tier North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK. ACT Research received the prestigious 2019 Lawrence R. Klein Blue Chip Award for our exceptional forecast accuracy.

 

Who Participates: Those joining us are industry trailblazers and decision-makers, including top management and C-Suite executives from their respective OEMs, Tier 1 & 2 suppliers, new entrant OEMs, technology suppliers, and a variety of financial institutions.

 

What Others Say: "[ACT Seminar] is a can't miss...an incredible group of people across the industry; you have OEMs, tier 1s, fleets, start-ups, investment side, sell side. A great lineup of speakers and panels, something that you rarely get at conferences like this." -Robert Brown, Chief Strategy Officer, Spartan

 

When & Where: Market Vitals: The Current & Future Health of the Industry will be held

August 21-22, 2024 at The Commons at 300 Washington St., Columbus, IN 47201

 

Event sponsored by: 

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Guest Speakers:

Sherry Sanger, EVP of Strategy and Marketing at Penske

Ron Long, President & CEO at Premier Truck Group

Sean Kenney, CEO at Hyundai Translead

Brad Delco, Senior VP, Finance at J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

Shaun Skinner, President at ISUZU

Dean Croke, Principal Analyst at DAT Freight & Analytics

Kevin Trapp, Logistics Category Manager - Global Road at Eaton

David Spencer, VP of Market Intelligence at Arrive Logistics

 

ACT Research Speakers:

Kenny Vieth, President & Senior Analyst

Steve Tam, Vice President & Analyst

Tim Denoyer, Vice President & Senior Analyst

Jim Meil, Principal & Industry Analysis

Jennifer McNealy, Director, Research Analysis and Publications

David Teolis, Chief Economist

Ann Rundle, Vice President of Electrification & Autonomy

Lydia Vieth, Research Analyst, Electrification & Autonomy

 

SEMINAR AGENDA

Get all of the details in one spot! Download the agenda below. 

 

Will you be in town early? Join us for pizza, beer, and great conversations!
Tuesday, August 20th || 6:00 - 9:00 PM || ZwanzigZ Production Brewery - 315 12th St, Columbus, IN 47201

 

Attending the OUTLOOK Plus Workshop? Check your email for workshop details. Can't find it? Email Colleen Kiefer, ckiefer@actresearch.net.

DAY 1 SESSIONS

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

 

10:00 AM

NEW - NETWORKING BRUNCH

  • At The Commons - The Commons at 300 Washington St., Columbus, IN 47201

12:00 PM

WELCOME/REGISTRATION

 

 

1:00 PM

FREIGHT FORECAST

  • Tim Denoyer, VP & Sr. Analyst - ACT Research
  • Dean Croke, Principal Analyst - DAT Freight & Analytics

 

1:45 PM

FREIGHT PERSPECTIVES PANEL

  • David Spencer, VP Market Intelligence - Arrive Logistics
  • Brad Delco, Senior VP, Finance - J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
  • Kevin Trapp, Logistics Category Manager - Global Road - Eaton
  • Moderator: Tim Denoyer, VP & Sr. Analyst - ACT Research

 

3:30 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT 

  • Sherry Sanger, EVP Strategy and Marketing - Penske
  • Jim Meil, Principal, Industry Analysis - ACT Research

 

5:00 PM

CLOSING THOUGHTS

 

6:00 PM

NETWORKING DINNER

  • At the ACT Research Offices - 4440 Middle Rd., Columbus, IN 47203

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR:

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DAY 2 SESSIONS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

 

7:30 AM

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

 

8:00 AM

ECONOMIC PANEL

  • David Teolis, Chief Economist - ACT Research
  • Moderator: Jim Meil, Principal, Industry Analysis - ACT Research

 

9:45 AM

CLASS 8 FORECAST

  • Kenny Vieth, President & Sr. Analyst - ACT Research

 

10:30 AM

AN OEM'S VIEW OF THE CLASS 8 MARKET

  • Kenny Vieth, President & Sr. Analyst - ACT Research

 

11:15 AM

REGULATIONS + ZEV FORECAST UPDATE

  • Lydia Vieth, Research Analyst, Electrification & Autonomy - ACT Research
  • Ann Rundle, VP, Electrification & Autonomy - ACT Research 

12:00 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

 

1:00 PM

USED TRUCKS + DEALER

  • Ron Long, President & CEO - Premier Truck Group
  • Steve Tam, VP, Analyst - ACT Research

 

1:45 PM

US TRAILER MARKET + OEM

  • Sean Kenney, CEO - Hyundai Translead
  • Kenny Vieth, President & Sr. Analyst - ACT Research
  • Jennifer McNealy, Director, Research Analysis and Publications - ACT Research

 

2:45 PM

MEDIUM DUTY MARKET + OEM

  • Shaun Skinner, President - ISUZU
  • Steve Tam, VP, Analyst - ACT Research

3:30 PM

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY

  • Ann Rundle, VP, Electrification & Autonomy - ACT Research 

 

4:00 PM

CLOSING THOUGHTS

 

VENUE

 

Twice a year we hold 2 seminars in the heart of our city's Arts & Entertainment District at The Commons in Columbus, Indiana!

300 Washington St., Columbus, IN 47201

Free public wifi: 

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Recommended Parking:

1) Jackson Street Garage - Public Parking (Across the street)

2) Mill Race Park (11 Minute Walk)

Reserve Your Stay: 

We recommend staying at The Hotel Indigo.

To make reservations choose one of the following:

  1. Call Hotel Indigo directly at 812-375-9100 and ask for the ACT Research Seminar group block rate
  2. Navigate to www.hotelindigo.com/columbusin and select book now, then more options.  Input ACT in the group block code to access your rate then click continue
  3. Or follow the link below to get exclusive rates

Hotel Indigo Booking Link - August 2024 ACT Research Block

*Note that it is rare to find an Uber, Lyft, or Taxi in our city. Please plan accordingly. 

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SPONSORS

 

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NETWORKING SPONSOR

4 Networking Opportunities

Thank you to our networking sponsor:

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Welcome Reception | Tuesday, August 20, 2024  | 6:00 PM

NEW - Networking Brunch | Wednesday, August 21, 2024 | 10:00 AM

Networking Dinner | Wednesday, August 21, 2024 | 6:00 PM

Final Day Lunch | Thursday, August 22, 2024 | 12:00 PM

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Justin Walskey
“I was originally introduced to the ACT seminar as a professional development opportunity…[There’s] so much value from the information presented to the people I got to meet and the friends in the industry I was able to develop over the years…I’ve made a case at my company to attend every event.”
Justin Walskey, Sr. Commercial Operations Manager
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