Discover commercial vehicle market trends, forecasts and insights at Executive Leadership Summit


Media Contact: 
Summer Marrs
Director of Communications & Public Relations

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (June 15, 2021) — NTEA’s Executive Leadership Summit will be hosted in a new location at Hilton Columbus Downtown in Columbus, Ohio. This year’s program features a convenient one-day format on Oct. 12, 2021, with an Oct. 11 welcome reception.

During this event, business leaders in any capacity can gain targeted information and data from economists, thought leaders and strategists. Subject matter experts will explore the most important trends influencing the work truck industry — from their unique perspectives. From global implications to individual company strategies, content is geared toward furthering industry knowledge, growth and profitability.

“The Summit serves as a forum for business leaders to voice their challenges, get input from well-known visionaries and engage peers,” said Steve Carey, NTEA president & CEO. “It confronts the timely issues most pressing to the commercial vehicle community and delivers effective strategies to elevate performance.”

Topics address

  • North American economic forecast
  • Commercial vehicle market outlook
  • Leadership development
  • Change management
  • Geopolitical changes


  • Keynote address: Peter Zeihan, President and Founder, Zeihan on Geopolitics
  • Robert Fry Jr., PhD, Chief Economist, Robert Fry Economics LLC
  • Steve Latin-Kasper, Senior Director of Market Data and Research, NTEA
  • Elise Mitchell, Founder, Velocity Collective
  • Erik Meier, President & CEO, Sandler Training by EAM Consulting

Advance pricing ($399 NTEA members/$599 nonmembers) is available when registering by Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. After this date, rates increase to $499 NTEA member/$699 nonmembers. Visit for event details, including a full schedule, speaker bios and registration information.

About NTEA
NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry represents more than 2,000 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show®. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario. NTEA staff are knowledgeable and experienced in a variety of areas related to the work truck industry. Visit to learn more or request an interview.