Keynote speakers for Global Truck & Trailer Leaders Summit confirmed

In the lead-up to the largest commercial vehicle show in the Southern Hemisphere, ITTES 2014, the Australian Road Transport Suppliers’ Association (ARSTA) will host the first-ever Global Truck & Trailer Leaders Summit (GTTLS). Over the course of two days, it will welcome the industry's most influential voices to provide a detailed insight into the state of the road transport equipment industry.

The organising committee has now confirmed that Mike Dozier (Managing Director of PACCAR Australia), Dennis Mooney (Vice President of Global Engineering at Navistar and former CEO of Holden Australia), Richard Giromini (President and CEO of Wabash National) and Detlef Borghardt (CEO SAF-Holland) will headline the conference.

“We are very pleased to confirm five world-class keynote speakers to headline the event,” said ARTSA Chairman, Dr Peter Hart, revealing that GTTLS attendees will be able to experience Mike Dozier’s first-ever keynote speech since he was appointed as the new PACCAR head in 2013.

“It is a true honour for us to be the first to listen to Mike’s valuable insights into the Australian marketplace. He will speak alongside a world-class line-up of presenters from Australia, Asia, Europe and North America, who will bring a unique international flavour to the conference.”

Keynote speaker Dick Giromini commented, “The Global Truck Trailer Leaders Summit is the premier event for OEM, aftermarket and fleet executives from around the world to discuss the industry’s most pressing issues. As a diversified manufacturer and North America’s leading producer of semi trailers and liquid transportation systems, I’m thrilled to represent Wabash National as keynote speaker and to have the opportunity to engage with fellow business leaders in the commercial road transport industry.”

Meanwhile, ARTSA Chairman Dr Peter Hart also announced that the program is now finalised and that some “very exciting presenters” have been confirmed to provide ground-breaking insights on industry issues, education and, most importantly, business development opportunities.

According to Dr Hart, the list of speakers is so impressive that every presentation could change the way people in the trucking community think about doing business. “The line-up is so dynamic our audience will be hanging on every word. our industry. It will be the premium networking opportunity of the year with national and international business leaders participating.

“Next our three global headliners, we will welcome thought leaders from every corner of the world, including those who use and purchase transport equipment. There is so much to take in over the two-day conference that I am sure people will leave with a whole different perspective on the scope and inventiveness of our industry.”

The final program is split into eight key sessions, to be held on two days at Lifesaving Victoria, a venue overlooking Australia’s iconic beach waterfront in Australia’s major freight hub. Every session will include up to three presentations by internationally acclaimed speakers.

“It's the perfect mix of global content and local insight,” said Dr Peter Hart, adding the first day will finish with a Leaders Networking Dinner at the National Gallery of Victoria to maximise networking opportunities. “I believe the unique mixture of fleet owners, Australian and international executives has all the potential to set a new standard in the international business world.”

Limited tickets are now available online via the GTTLS website.

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