Executive Leadership Summit FAQs


What is Executive Leadership Summit?
This annual event, offered in a convenient one-day format,
provides work truck industry decisionmakers a unique forum to explore the most important trends influencing the industry. From global implications to individual company strategies, content is geared toward furthering industry knowledge, growth and profitability.

Is this year’s event being held in person? Will there be a virtual element?
Executive Leadership Summit will be held in-person for 2021. No virtual options will be offered.

When and where is it located?
This year’s event is located at Hilton Columbus Downtown in Columbus, Ohio. Sessions run Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. EDT (evening reception from 4:30–6 p.m.). A welcome reception will be held Monday, Oct. 11, from 5:30–7 p.m. View full schedule.

What time zone are event activities?
scheduled activities will be held in Eastern Daylight Time.

What health and safety protocols will be in place at Executive Leadership Summit?
Your health and safety are our top priority. We are in close contact with Hilton Columbus Downtown and the State of Ohio to ensure a safe experience for all attendees. More updates will be shared leading up to the conference, as guidelines are continuously changing. Learn about Hilton’s CleanStay Program featuring industry-leading hygiene practices to keep guests safe.

I’m bringing several team members to the event. Can I reserve separate meeting space at the Hilton?
Yes, Hilton meeting rooms are available and may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Pricing varies by meeting space size. Email jenelle@ntea.com for more information.

Why is Executive Leadership Summit important?
Executive Leadership Summit is your opportunity to dive deeper into timely issues affecting the overall economy, commercial vehicle market and individual companies. Key topics include

  • Market and industry outlook
  • Economic forecast
  • Leadership development
  • Employee engagement
  • Geopolitical strategies

View sessions

Who presents?
Highly-regarded subject-matter experts share perspective and insights on commercial vehicle market trends, challenges and real-world solutions. View 2021 presenters.

Who should attend?
Each year, work truck industry decision-makers attend to voice their business challenges and get practical takeaways they can apply to their own situations. Commercial vehicle professionals in any capacity and their teams can come together to collaborate and get targeted information from economists, thought leaders and strategists.

What is the cost to attend? Will discounts be offered to NTEA members?
Advance registration pricing of $399 for NTEA members and $599 for nonmembers is available through Sept. 9. Starting Sept. 10, prices increase to $499 members and $699 nonmembers. Check your membership status.

How do I register?
Register online or call 800-441-6832.

Can media register?
As always, bona fide editorial media can register as Executive Leadership Summit attendees at no charge. Email summer@ntea.com for media registration.

How can I book my room? Are hotel discounts offered?
NTEA has arranged a special group rate of $199 for Executive Leadership Summit registrants at Hilton Columbus Downtown. Book by Sept. 9, 2021, to receive this discounted rate. Due to other events and activities in the local area, we recommend reserving hotel rooms early. Make reservations online or by phone at 855-380-9591 (reference group code NTEA).

I just registered. When will I receive a confirmation?
Within 24 hours of registering, you’ll receive an email containing event confirmation details. Badges will be available for pickup on-site.

What does the registration fee include?
Registration includes full event access

  • Welcome reception on Oct. 11
  • Five educational sessions Oct. 12
  • Breakfast and lunch Oct. 12
  • Evening reception Oct. 12

How can I update or change my registration information?
Please call NTEA at 800-441-6832, or email registrar@ntea.com.

Whom should I contact regarding dietary needs at the conference?
If you have special dietary requirements, please email jenelle@ntea.com.

Can I earn continuing education credit by attending Executive Leadership Summit?
International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) awarded NTEA the industry-respected Accredited Provider status. IACET Accredited Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET continuing education units (CEUs). If you’re attending Executive Leadership Summit and are interested in obtaining a certificate of achievement with IACET CEUs, please complete the CEU section in the overall conference survey you’ll receive via email following the event. A PDF of the certificate will be sent once attendance is verified. 

Is there an event cancellation and refund policy?
If for some unforeseen reason NTEA should have to cancel or truncate Executive Leadership Summit, attendee agrees its sole remedy for a cancelled or shortened event is the return of all or a prorated portion, as applicable, of the registration fee. Registrants will be responsible for cancellation of travel arrangements or housing reserva­tions and the applicable fees. Attendee cancellations received in writing after Sept. 9, 2021, are not entitled to a refund. Substitutions are allowed. View NTEA’s Executive Leadership Summit event policy and waiver.

Who hosts Executive Leadership Summit?
Executive Leadership Summit is hosted by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry.

For additional questions or information, email info@ntea.com.