AREA MEETINGS

Dec 5, 2017 - Jan 11, 2018

2017 – 2018 Area Meetings

Coming to a Location Near You!

Please plan to attend one of the area meeting this year in the SouthWestern region. Please use registration form to sign up.

REGISTRATION FORM

 

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Details

ISSUES AND IDEAS FOR 2017-2018

The Western Equipment Dealers Association is more engaged with members on a
wide variety of issues than ever before. Attend one of these meetings, and you will
hear about the major concerns and challenges facing dealers and what your
Association is doing to address these concerns.

Topics to be discussed will include – Major issues involving dealers; legislative and
regulatory issues affecting you; programs and services for members; and you’ll
walk away with great information!

We’ll present information in five areas:

Advocacy
What’s happening in the legislative and regulatory arenas that affects you now and
in the future? We’ll provide information that includes federal threats as well as
legislation in your state.

Equipment Financing
WEDA has partnered with TCF Equipment Finance and TCF Inventory Finance to
bring much needed relief in this area. This is one of the key programs dealers have
been asking for. Find out more about TCF, our partnership, and how it can benefit
you and your customers.

Cyberliability
Every day, businesses collect and store personal information about cus-tomers and
employees, such as credit card data, driver’s license numbers, or social security
numbers. Stories about data breaches and identity theft make the news daily, and
it’s not just a “big business” problem. Does your current insurance contract pay for
lost or stolen data?

Health Insurance
After more than 18 months of interviewing prospective benefit providers and sifting
through all the options available to dealers today, your Board of Directors
determined that Tax Favored Benefits has the best solution for members. Is it a
good fit for you and your employees? Get the skinny and see how your benefit
package can help you retain great employees.

Manufacturer Relations
You’ll never sign a contract more important to your business than your dealer
agreement with your OEM. What is happening currently with manufacturers and
what is on the horizon? WEDA CEO John Schmeiser sits on the Industry Relations
Task Force and meets annually with all the major manufacturers. Gain insight into
this critical relationship.

The Schedule

DATES AND LOCATIONS

PLAN TO MEET WITH OTHER MEMBERS AT ONE OF THESE LOCATIONS. LUNCH
AND REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AT EACH MEETING.

Tuesday, December 5— Columbia, Missouri
Holiday Inn East, 915 Port Way, Columbia, MO 65201
Wednesday, December 6 — Springfield, Missouri
University Plaza Hotel, 333 S. JQ Hammons Pkwy, Springfield, MO 65806
Thursday, December 7 — Kansas City, Missouri
Embassy Suites KCI, 7640 NW Tiffany Springs Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64153
Monday, December 11 — Hays, Kansas
Fort Hays State Memorial Union, 700 College Dr., Hays, KS 67601
Tuesday, December 12 — Garden City, Kansas
Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave., Garden City, KS 67846
Wednesday, December 13 — Wichita, Kansas
Hampton Inn Wichita Airport, 7230 W. Harry, Wichita, KS 67209
Thursday, December 14 — Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Hilton Garden Inn/Bricktown, 328 E. Sheridan, Oklahoma City, Ok 73104
Monday, January 8 — Lubbock, Texas
Embassy Suites Hotel, 5215 S. Loop 289 at Slide Rd., Lubbock, TX 79424
Tuesday, January 9 — Irving, Texas*
Via Real, 4020 N MacArthur Blvd #100, Irving, TX 75038
Wednesday, January 10 — Tyler, Texas
Holiday Inn Express South, 2421 ESE Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701
Thursday, January 11 — Houston, Texas
The Woodlands Courtyard by Marriott, 1020 Lakefront Circle, The Woodlands, TX 77380

SCHEDULE
9:30 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Meeting begins
Noon Working Lunch
2:30 p.m. Adjourn
* Meeting in Irving, Texas, will begin one hour later.