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Press Release: HDAW Announces New and Improved One-on-One Business Meetings

Date: November 4, 2019

Arrangements to provide a tailored platform for distributors and suppliers to engage in private, focused business meetings

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2020, North America’s largest gathering of the independent heavy duty industry, is pleased to announce their new and improved One-on-One Business Meetings designed to match distributors with priority suppliers for private, personalized business conversations. Thirty-five minutes in length, these One-on-One Meetings will conveniently take place in one designated location at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, January 29 and 30, 2020.

HDAW’s new MeetMax online One-on-One Scheduling Software offers a user-friendly interface where distributors select and rank at least 30 preferred suppliers according to their interest level. Schedules will be based on mutual selections, resulting in quality, preferred appointments for distributors and suppliers alike. HDAW’s One-on-One Business Meeting schedules will be provided in advance of the event, giving delegates the opportunity to prepare and manually request meetings to fill remaining time slots.

“HDAW provides the industry with a premier platform for zeroing in on business opportunities and makes connecting with key decision makers convenient, cost effective, and personalized,” commented Sean Ryan, president and treasurer at Point Spring & Driveshaft Co. and HDAW ‘20 distributor co-chair. “Our newly refined One-on-One Business Meetings will allow distributors to receive products and pricing tailored to their business needs in a direct, one-on-one format.”

Every element of HDAW is located in the new Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center, the most convenient location for One-on-One Business Meetings. Modular conference rooms will be located adjacent to the HDAW Product Expo, with additional meeting rooms directly above on the third floor. There is no cost for distributors to participate in One-on-One Business Meetings, but space is limited. Distributors must commit to participate by November 15, 2019 – click here to register.

“One-on-One Business Meetings are where HDAW deals get done,” said Tim Bauer, vice president of Eaton Aftermarket North America and HDAW ‘20 supplier co-chair. “These arrangements provide direct contact with key decision makers to discuss policies that are not normally handled by sales personnel. Distributors can expect to have honest and open discussions with senior executives from selected supplying companies.”

Registration for HDAW ‘20 is open. Visit for more information.

HDAW is a business-to-business, executive conference presented by a joint operating committee of industry leaders from 12 distinguished industry associations: American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists (ACOFAS), Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS), Auto Care Association/HDDA, Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN), HDA-Truck Pride, Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), APRA's Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group (HDRG), International Truck Parts Association (ITPA), Overseas Automotive Council (OAC), Power Heavy Duty, Service Specialists Association (SSA), and VIPAR Heavy Duty.

For more information, go to or contact W.T. Glasgow, conference management, at 708.226.1300.