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2017 Schedule

December 2017
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Tuesday, August 8

8:00–10:00a.m.

Technical Education Committee Meeting

8:30a.m.-12:30p.m.

Board of Directors Meeting*

10:00a.m.-5:30p.m.

Duramax Training

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

ADS Committee Meetings:

∙ Business Management

∙ Communications

∙ Manufacturers

∙ Membership

∙ Replacement Parts

∙ Tradeshow

∙ Turbocharger

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

ADS Board & Committee Chair Meeting*

5:00 – 6:15 p.m.

ADS Canadian Members’ General Meeting                

6:45 - 7:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Meeting (IPR)

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Get-Acquainted Reception in Tradeshow

Wednesday, August 9

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Coffee & Danish

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Opening General Session

Welcome: David Fehling, ADS Executive Director

President’s Remarks: Carl Fergueson, Taylor Diesel of Nashville

Keynote: Changes Impacting the Diesel Marketplace, Rich Ferguson, Ferguson Partners LLC

9:05 – 9:45 a.m.

Technical Seminar - Diesel in the Post Diesel-Gate, European City Ban, President Trump Era: Where are we headed? Ezra Finkin, Diesel Technology Forum

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Break

10:00-10:20 a.m.

Technical Seminar - Alliant Power

10:25-11:55 a.m.

Technical Seminar - Why Do New Parts Fail? Bob Pattengale, Robert Bosch LLC

11:55 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

ADS Business Meeting & Awards Presentation

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

Networking Luncheon

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Tradeshow Open

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

ADS Latin American Members’ General Meeting

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Owner;s Collaboration Meeting (ADS Service Members)

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Forerunners Annual Meeting & Networking Event

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Garrett Authorized Center Meeting (Invitational Only)

Thursday, August 10

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Coffee & Danish

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Training Seminar - Diesel Exhaust Aftertreatment Systems Explained, Michael Oliveros (Sponsored by ADS Forerunners)

9:35 - 10:20 a.m.

Training Seminar - Ford Powerstroke Diesel: Tech Tips from the Trenches, Mike Cleary, ATSS

10:20-10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30-11:15 a.m.

Service Member Panel - How to Remain Competitive in the Drive-in Service World, Andy Girres, Diesel Specialties Inc., Gord Reid, N.W. Fuel Injeciton Service, Ltd., Mike Perkins, Diesel Plus LLC

11:20 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Service Member Panel - Sales: What, How and the Money, Carl Fergueson, Taylor Diesel of Nashville Inc., Warren Stewart, Industrial Diesel Inc. (Sponsored by Business Management Committee)

12:05 – 1:30 p.m.

Open Lunch/Lunch on your own

1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Tradeshow Open

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Cummins Turbo Technologies Distributor Meeting (Invitational Only)

Friday, August 11

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

ADS/Ortner Foundation Trustees Meeting

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Coffee & Danish in Tradeshow

8:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Tradeshow Open

11:30a.m.-1:00p.m.

Open Lunch - Everyone on their own

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

BorgWarner Turbo Systems Distributor Meeting (Invitational Only)

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Business Seminar: E-commerce: Opportunity or Headache? Danny Sanchez, Autoshop Solutions

2:30 – 2:50 p.m.

Manufacturer Seminar - Pure Power Technologies

2:55 - 3:15 p.m.

Manufacturer Seminar - Cummins Inc.

3:15 - 3:25 p.m.

Break

3:25 - 3:55 p.m.

Manufacturer Seminar - Delphi Diesel Aftermarket

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Turbocharger Presentation - Turbocharging Forward, Brian Rhinehart, BorgWarner Turbo Systems, Gary Beshears, Cummins Turbo Technologies, Tracie Parker, Honeywell Turbo Technologies (Sponsored by Turbocharger Committee)

1:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Tradeshow Teardown

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Closing Event - Wild Shirt Party in Intrigue (ADS Badge & ID Required)

*Open to all ADS members as long as notice is provided to meetings@diesel.org by July 15.

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