Press Release: Martin Lundstedt to Focus on Electromobility, Autonomy, and Connectivity during Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association’s Luncheon & Briefing at the NACV Show

Date: August 21, 2019

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), is pleased to announce more details about keynote speaker Martin Lundstedt’s presentation at HDMA’s Luncheon & Briefing on October 29, 2019 in Atlanta.
 
Lundstedt, President and CEO of the Volvo Group, will discuss the societal and technological factors driving the transformation of the global transportation industry, with a special focus on the rapidly progressing areas of electromobility, autonomy, and connectivity.  The Volvo Group has recently announced major technological initiatives and strategic partnerships in each of these areas, which the company believes will bring significant benefits to both customers and society through increased energy efficiency, productivity, safety, and sustainability. 
 
Mr. Lundstedt will discuss the Volvo Group’s accelerated execution on new technologies and business models, its transition from pilots to commercialization, and the opportunities this period of transformation offers for the entire value chain serving the global transportation system.

Following the keynote speech, Mr. Jay Craig, CEO and President of Meritor, Inc., will moderate a Q&A session with Mr. Lundstedt, which will include a focus on major technology trends and their impact on supplier-manufacturers, fleets, and OEMs.
 
Luncheon & Briefing is an annual program with a 29-year legacy of attracting top industry executives. This “must attend” program presents an opportunity for HDMA members, their customers, the media, and the financial community to have lunch, network, and receive first-hand information on the outlook for the dynamic global commercial vehicle industry and technology impacting trucking in the future.
 
This year’s program will be co-located with the NACV Show in Atlanta and will be held in the Thomas Murphy Ballroom at the Georgia World Congress Center from 11:30am – 1:30pm.
 
Registration is open, with full tables and individual tickets available for purchase. To register or learn more about Luncheon & Briefing, visit https://www.hdma.org/events/luncheon-briefing-2019.
 
ABOUT HDMA
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.
 
For more information, visit www.hdma.org or www.mema.org.
 
ABOUT MEMA
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 www.mema.org.

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