The Sky's the Limit at AED's 2021 Summit in Las Vegas

Thu April 08, 2021 - National Edition

Attendees will have the chance to attend more than 30 in-depth, educational sessions and workshops.
Attendees will have the chance to attend more than 30 in-depth, educational sessions and workshops.
Attendees will have the chance to attend more than 30 in-depth, educational sessions and workshops. The AED 2021 Summit will be held on May 24 to 26 in Las Vegas at the Mirage Hotel.

AED is bringing the 2021 Summit to Las Vegas on May 24 to 26 at the Mirage Hotel.

Summit is one of the industry's safest interactive and innovative equipment distribution events in North America, according to AED. The health and safety of its members, employees and partners are AED's highest priority, and AED has securely designed three full days of education, featured presentations, meeting spaces and networking opportunities specifically with its dealers in mind.

The AED Summit is the annual opportunity to come together with professionals across the heavy equipment industry spectrum to improve yourself and your team and to build meaningful connections. Companies travel from all over the world to attend this Summit.

Two Options to Attend

Attendees can choose how they would like to attend this year with two options. AED is offering an in-person or virtual registration to accommodate its members' needs for the same price.

For registration information, click here.


AED Summit OEM Panel


  • Doug Hundt — president, Industrial — Vermeer Corporation
  • Jason Daly — global director, Marketing & Support — John Deere Construction and Forestry
  • Stephen Roy — president — Volvo Construction Equipment North America
  • Kristin Girard — distribution director — West and Canada — Caterpillar Inc.
  • Mike Ballweber — president — Doosan Bobcat NA
  • Tim Tripas — VP & GM, CE Division — Komatsu America Corporation

Will You Manage the Change COVID-19 is Causing Or Will Those Changes Manage You? With Shawn Rhodes

In the world of heavy equipment, the best plans may not always work out as planned. To address the constant challenge of adapting to COVID-19 and its effects on companies and teams, TEDx speaker and nationally syndicated columnist Shawn Rhodes will share how the best teams and organizations pivot to leverage change when it occurs, built engaging cultures and ensured the experience of senior leaders doesn't leave when they do.

What Lies Ahead: The Industry's Economic Projections

Moderated by Eli Lustgarten, ESL Consultants


  • J. Brian Henderson, CFA — CIO, BOK Financial Corporation
  • Christian Lawrence — senior cross-asset strategist, Rabobank
  • Connor Lokar — economist, ITR Economics

Dinner and a Conversation with Paul Ryan Hosted by DLL

Attendees can expect to hear from the former Speaker as a part of the conclusion of the event. As has been the tradition in year's past, Speaker Ryan will be joined on stage by AED President and CEO Brian P. McGuire for questions and discussion upon completion of the events closing dinner.


More than 30 in-depth, educational sessions and workshops — each with practical takeaways and ideas to keep you, your team and your dealership moving forward. Sessions cover topics in Canada, leadership, management, rental, product support, sales and technology.

Monday Sessions

Tuesday Sessions

Wednesday Sessions

Canada Track Description

Leadership Track Description

Management Track Description

Rental Track Description

Product Support Track Description

Sales Track Description

Technology Track Description


The CONDEX show floor is an ideal place for dealers to find everything they need to support and grow their business. Exhibitors include a wide variety of technology companies, insurance and finance companies and emerging manufacturers, often new to the North American market, looking for equipment distribution partners.

CONDEX provides attendees with two days of exhibit hours where they can interact face-to-face with dealer ownership and management who are prepared to discuss and execute buying decisions that will improve their profitability in 2021 and beyond.

Click here for more information.


The AED Foundation Fundraising Gala is an event specifically for generous supporters of The AED Foundation (AEDF). Attendees can bring their family, friends and partners together. Festivities will include live and silent auctions and entertainment. AED also will be honoring the winning 2020 Technicians of the Year and presenting the Lester J. Heath III, Foundation Champion and Foundation Partner Awards.

The Gala provides essential underwriting for valued services. The AED Foundation will continue to expand and enhance industry-specific professional education and workforce development programs.

Register for the Gala by clicking here.

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