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Press Release: Registration Now Open for Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association’s Luncheon & Briefing at the NACV Show

Date: April 16, 2019

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), announces the official opening of registration for HDMA’s Luncheon & Briefing, co-located with the NACV show later this year.  Luncheon & Briefing provides opportunities for attendees to network with industry peers and includes a highly informative business program featuring industry leaders.

2019 Luncheon & Briefing
Date: October 29, 2019 from 11:30am – 1:30pm
Location: Thomas Murphy Ballroom, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta

This year’s OEM keynote speaker is Mr. Martin Lundstedt, President and CEO of Volvo Group.  Mr. Lundstedt will provide insights on the outlook for the global commercial vehicle industry, advanced technology, and Volvo’s forward-looking strategy as one of the world’s leading OEMs. Following the keynote speech, Mr. Jay Craig, CEO and President of Meritor, Inc., will moderate a Q&A session with Mr. Lundstedt, with a focus on major technology trends and their impact on supplier-manufacturers, fleets, and OEMs.

Traditionally known as Breakfast & Briefing, this annual program has a 29-year legacy of attracting top industry executives, with a sold-out registration the last 17 years. 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.

Registration is open, with individual tickets and full tables available for purchase. Attendees are encouraged to reserve their spots early. To register or learn more about Luncheon & Briefing, visit


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