AEM Conference to Focus on World Trade

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers will hold its annual conference Nov. 9-11 in Scottsdale, Ariz., with the theme “World Trade: Traits of the Masters.” The conference will look at new global and business options.

The conference will feature a political “point-counterpoint” analysis of the recent U.S. presidential and congressional elections and what lies ahead for business and the country. Political commentator Carl Jeffers and Wall St. Journal columnist John Fund will provide a U.S. perspective, and Switzerland Councilor of State Peter Briner will add a global view of what the elections will mean for Europe and other world regions.

Leadership strategies to boost team efficiencies and streamline operations will be examined by Robert Herbold, author of “Seduced by Success: How the Best Companies Survive the 9 Traps of Winning.” Herman Cain, a master at business turnarounds while at Pillsbury will add his leadership perspective on better management of people, business and relationships. Andrew Winston, former director of corporate environmental strategy at Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies will discuss the overlap of business and the environment and how companies can develop corporate strategies that are good for both.

Details about the conference are available at

In other AEM news, the association named two off-road equipment manufacturing executives to the AEM board of directors: Robert Harvell, president and CEO of LBX Co LLC in Lexington, Ky.; and Scott Nelson, president of Bobcat Co. Worldwide and CEO of Doosan Infracore International.

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