GenNext to be busy at HDAW and throughout 2019

It’s hard to believe that 2018 is almost over and Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2019 is right around the corner. GenNext will be very busy in Las Vegas, and we hope that you and others on your team will have an opportunity to stop by our GenNext Booth during trade show hours. We’d love for you to hear more about GenNext, find ways to get more involved and even pick up some fun GenNext-branded swag!
What else are we doing at HDAW?
GenNext is again a sponsor of the Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) reception which will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 in the Mirage’s St. Croix A&B. GenNext also be hosting the annual No-Limit Hold‘em Poker Tournament at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Mirage Poker Room. Instead of heading to another customer/vendor dinner, save that night to try to outwit your industry colleagues in a real poker tournament.
For more information and to buy in visit
This past October, GenNext hosted a successful In the Hot Seat Panel discussion at VIPAR Heavy Duty’s Annual Business Conference. We will be hosting a similar panel at the HDA Truck Pride Annual Meeting in April.


Registration open for fourth annual DTE

April is also going to be a busy month for both CVSN and GenNext as we once again team up to host the fourth annual Distributor Training Expo (DTE) in Atlanta from April 26-28. With three successful years behind us, we will continue with the same format for 2019, enabling 25 different vendors to train 200 distributor managers, counter personnel and outside salespeople over the course of the weekend. As an added benefit, Dr. Albert Bates will keynote the opening session.
We have always sold out this event, and last I checked, we only have one supplier spot open while the individual distributor slots were being reserved at a very rapid pace! Learn more and sign up at
We also are in middle of our first ever GenNext Membership Drive. Please make sure you register all of the individuals in your company that hope to be part of the industry’s next generation, regardless of their current age. Don’t forget that all individuals at CVSN member companies have full membership access to GenNext with no additional cost. But they have to sign up at .


Other 2019 projects

We have a ton of other projects we’re working on right now — all focused on educating, mentoring and recruiting. And we always need industry volunteers to further our cause. This includes:
• Our 2019 Q1 Education Webinar on Branding
• A CVSN/GenNext industry recruiting video
• Our “Next10” audio podcast series
• A job posting board on our GenNext website
• And much more!
Finally, and perhaps most importantly — have a happy and save holiday season! We hope you can take a few moments to reflect on the successes of the past year and the challenges that you face in the future. And know that we at CVSN and GenNext are here to help you navigate your company into a more profitable and successful market position.