GenNext’s second quarter was defined by COVID-19.
We were forced to delay our announcement of the 4 Under 40 Award winners when the 2020 Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network’s (CVSN) Aftermarket Distribution Summit was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Originally scheduled for this month, CVSN has moved its next Summit to June 2021. GenNext intends to announce its 2020 and 2021 4 Under 40 Award winners at next year’s event.
GenNext also was forced to postpone our 2020 Distributor Training Expo (DTE) to 2021 due to the virus. This year’s event was moved from its normal April position to August during planning and will hopefully be held again in August 2021.
Additionally, with the HDA Truck Pride Annual Meeting and VIPAR Heavy Duty IMPACT Conference being held virtually in August and October, respectively, GenNext may be unable to hold an on-site mixer or industry panel this year. Despite these setbacks, GenNext remains committed to bringing these events back in 2021 when the aftermarket is again able to hold its annual conferences and meetings.
In the meantime, GenNext hopes to schedule educational webinars for its members during the second half of the year and continue enhancing its social media presence. To suggest a topic for a future GenNext webinar, or to become more active in the organization, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.