Monday, Oct. 11

3:30 p.m.              
Registration open

5:30–7 p.m.         
Welcome reception

Tuesday, Oct. 12

7 a.m.                     
Registration open

7–7:45 a.m.           

8 a.m.                     
Opening remarks

8–9 a.m.     North American Macroeconomic Forecast
Gain insights into U.S. economic expectations, including potential challenges and opportunities, for 2022. Learn how key factors such as consumer confidence, housing starts, employment levels, commodities prices and foreign trade will influence North America and the global economy. 
Presented by: Robert Fry Jr., PhD, Chief Economist, Robert Fry Economics LLC

9–9:15 a.m.           

9:15–10:15 a.m.     Work Truck Industry Overview and End Use Market Forecasts
Hear an in-depth analysis of the work truck industry — including market size and segmentation by cab type and weight class — and primary application markets for commercial vehicles. NTEA’s expert economist will share insights on key end-use markets, such as construction, energy, telecom, state/local government, agriculture, and cartage and delivery. 
Presented by: Steve Latin-Kasper, Senior Director of Market Data and Research, NTEA

10:15–10:30 a.m.      

10:30–11:45 a.m.     Leading Through Change: Navigating Uncertainty in a High-Velocity World
Hear practical leadership strategies, real-world experiences and neuroscience-based principles for gaining support to drive change in your business. During this session, discover 

  • Why your team naturally resists change and what you can do to turn that around
  • Techniques to inspire new ways of thinking and behaving
  • A change roadmap and step-by-step navigation process
  • Cognitive strategies for thinking clearly, managing emotions and gaining buy-in

Presented by: Elise Mitchell, Founder, Velocity Collective

noon–12:45 p.m.       

1–2 p.m.      Building a Bulletproof Business – Top Leadership Blind Spots
Leadership blind spots — every company has them. They include not being in recruiting mode or establishing a hiring process, not tying corporate goals to personal ones, losing focus on lead generation, fostering a culture of learned helplessness, neglecting to share the vision with those tasked with implementation, and more. Learn how the Six Ps — a proven leadership model incorporating planning, positions, people, processes, performetrics and passion — can help companies improve in each of the 13 blind spots. 
Presented by: Erik Meier, President & CEO, Sandler Training by EAM Consulting

2–2:15 p.m.   

2:15–4:30 p.m.     Keynote address: Manufacturing a New World
The only thing constant in this world is change. Given the current state of our local, state and international operating environments, this would seem to be a significant understatement. Returning as one of NTEA’s highest rated speakers, join keynote speaker Peter Zeihan as he shares insights on navigating the increasingly complicated geopolitical landscape directly impacting the work truck industry.

Manufacturing is becoming an endlessly specialized and complicated venture, with most manufacturers directly or indirectly sourcing components from around the country and world. But what if the ability to sail components from site to site became compromised? What if capital availability proves insufficient to update industrial bases as technology evolves? The successful manufacturers of the future will be those who can command access to raw materials, capital, labor and markets – within defined areas of proximity.

In the near term, the ongoing pandemic continues to rage throughout the world, but not in North America, which will set the stage for explosive economic growth. The global demographic conversion is not just past the point of no return, but at an inflection point where global trade will never be the same. China’s financial structure is cracking – a demographic moment that has nearly ended. Societal and political shifts will play a critical role in U.S. and North American competitiveness and global standing. Peter will discuss the aftermath, along with who benefits and who loses in a new manufacturing world order.
Presented by: Peter Zeihan, President and Founder, Zeihan on Geopolitics

4:30 p.m.       
Closing remarks

4:30–6 p.m.   
Evening reception

Continuing education units
NTEA is accredited by International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue IACET continuing education units to Executive Leadership Summit participants.