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Press Release: HDMA Announces Heavy Duty Dialogue 2020 as Completely Virtual Conference

Date: June 23, 2020

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), has announced Heavy Duty Dialogue (HDD) will be held as a completely virtual event on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm EDT.

HDD is an exceptional business conference developed specifically for executives in the global and domestic commercial vehicle industry. HDD conference attendees will hear experts discuss strategies, learn about trends and new developments in the market, and enhanced industry knowledge to sustain business in worldwide changing economic conditions.

“In the wake of COVID-19, HDMA has successfully navigated a new normal of virtual meetings and informative webinars for our members,” said Tim Kraus, President and Chief Operating Officer of HDMA. “It is in the best interest of our members and all involved with HDD to transition the conference into a completely virtual meeting, making it a safe space for industry executives to gather, network, and glean valuable information from panelists.”

Session topics will include:

  • OEM Advanced Technology Road-map
  • New Energy Vehicles & The Future of Power
  • Government Affairs & Policy Briefing
  • Comprehensive Global Economic Industry Outlook

Speakers currently scheduled will include:

  • Dr. Jeffrey Rosensweig – Director, John Robson Program in Business, Public Policy, and Government, Goizueta Business School of Emory University
  • Robert Bryce – Author and Energy Analyst
  • Ann Wilson – Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, MEMA

Additional speakers and panelists will be announced soon.

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Based in North Carolina, HDMA is the Commercial Vehicle Division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), a major industry association with a forward looking strategy and a 115-year legacy of advocacy for the motor vehicle supplier industry.
A member driven organization, HDMA provides industry leadership for NAFTA based original equipment and aftermarket suppliers in the on and off-highway commercial vehicle equipment industry. This is accomplished through a range of services to its more than 200 member companies, which represent direct employment of nearly 200,000 in their US facilities.
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The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and its four specialized divisions comprise the leading international trade association in the fast-changing mobility industry. Representing vehicle suppliers that manufacture and remanufacture components, technologies, and systems for use in passenger cars and heavy trucks, MEMA serves as a critical bridge between high-tech capabilities in new vehicles –such as autonomous vehicles and vehicle connectivity—and the “nuts and bolts” of vehicle manufacturing. MEMA works at state, Federal, and international levels to ensure that the marketplace and public policy support the development of advanced, transformative technologies that enable safer, smarter, and more efficient vehicles. By directly employing more than 734,000 Americans and generating a total employment impact of 3.6 million jobs, MEMA’s member companies are the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. MEMA’s members are represented through four divisions: Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). For more information on how MEMA is leading transformation in the mobility industry, visit