NTEA Business and Market Planning Summit Announced

Top U.S.economists will present critical business planning and economic forecast information affecting the work truck and trailer industry at the National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) Business and Market Planning Summit, Oct. 2, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn.

The Summit will provide attendees with near-term projections, resources and solutions to help them navigate through a shifting economic climate and to aid in developing business plans for industry changes.

The information presented will include truck sales figures, application markets and other economic indicators that will strategically support companies preparing for their next business cycle.

Business and Market Planning Summit Topics and Speakers include:

North American Macroeconomic and Regional Forecast: Mark Vitner, Senior Economist & Director of Corporate Investment Banking, Wachovia Corporation. Learn the macroeconomic forecasts for the U.S., Canadian, and Mexican economies.
U.S. Regional Economic Forecast: Eli Lustgarten, Senior Vice President of Longbow Research (and President of ESL Consultants, Inc. Learn forecasts for the various geographic regions of the U.S and find out how they relate to the macroeconomic forecast.
Truck Industry Market Forecast: Kenneth Kramer, Principal, Industry Forecast Practices Group, Global Insight. Understand the forecast for U.S .truck sales for the work truck and trailer industry.
Truck Equipment Market Outlook, Domestic and International: Steve Latin-Kasper, Market Data and Research Director, National Truck Association. Understand the truck equipment segment of the industry, including prospects in terms of truck and trailer sales, equipment sales, application markets, economic indicators and foreign trade.Register for the Business and Market Planning Summit on or before Sept. 19 to take advantage of early bird conference discounts of $249 members and $299 nonmembers. After Sept. 19, the fee to attend is $299 members and $349 nonmembers. For additional information or to register, visit www.ntea.com and download a copy of the registration form by visiting the “Conference and Training” section of the “Association” area or call 1-800-441-NTEA (6832).