Wednesday, November 1

Time Session
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Network in the Sun "Cracking the Game of Golf"

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration Open

9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Bauma CONEXPO India & Africa & International Show Meetings

2:00 - 4:00 pm
Associate Members Meeting

3:00 - 4:00 pm
Government & Public Affairs Committee Meeting

2:00 - 3:00 pm
Young Leaders - Strategic Leadership

3:00 - 4:00 pm
New Members/First Timers

5:00 - 6:30 pm
Opening Reception

8:00 - 9:30 pm
Desserts and Networking

9:00 pm
Hospitality Suite

Thursday, November 2

Time Session
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration Open

7:00 - 8:00 am

7:00 - 8:00 am
Canadian Members Breakfast

8:00 - 9:15 am
Exponential Innovation - Vanquishing Humanity's Biggest Challenges
Vivek Wadhwa, Carnegie Mellon University, Singularity University Vivek Wadhwa   

Vivek Wadhwa is a distinguished fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering, a globally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post and the acclaimed author of several books.  


The new technology renaissance promises to be the most amazing period in human history. Don't miss this fascinating keynote presentation where you'll gain a historical overview of how technologies advance on an exponential curve and converge, how technology is solving humanity’s grand challenges including energy, health, clean water, food, and poverty. And how the convergence of technologies will disrupt entire industries.

9:15 - 9:45 am

9:45 - 10:45 am
President Trump-Renaissance Man or Member of the Old Guard?
Michael Beschloss, Author, American Historian Michael Beschloss   

Michael Beschloss is an award-winning historian, best-selling author of nine books and a regular commentator on both NBC and PBS. 


President Trump elicits strong feelings – both positive and negative. To view his presidency in an objective light, hear presidential historian Michael Beschloss discuss the Trump presidency in historical context. Learn how Trump compares to past leaders, the direction he will take the presidency, the similarities with and differences from past presidents in terms of background, education, scandals and age and, finally, how world leaders, both past and present, view him. Will he usher in a new era of government or ultimately offer more of the same? Attend this informative presentation and find out.

10:45 - 11:30 am
Data Management in the New Age of Enlightenment


Attend this informative session to understand the emergence of data collection as an invaluable business tool.   This panel will discuss challenges and opportunities presented by the burgeoning practice of data collection. Discussion will include how to leverage data collection, the opportunities it presents for the bottom line, how to use advanced analytics to improve manufacturing for quality products at lower cost and the intricacies and complexities involved. 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Business Meeting & Awards

12:00 - 1:15 pm

1:15- 2:00 pm
The Co-Creation Movement - Inventing Faster Ways to Market
Jay Rodgers & Elle Shelley, Local Motors Inc. Jay Rodgers & Elle Shelley   

John “Jay” Rogers is president, CEO and co-founder of Local Motors, a next-generation, US-based car company that is changing the way cars are designed, built and owned. 

Elle Shelley is the chief marketing officer for Local Motors and EVP of Launch Forth, Local Motors’ crowd-powered SaaS platform used by some of the world’s most renowned brands, including GE and Airbus.


The time has come to view customers in a new light. The Co-Creation Movement is growing. This exciting movement brings products to market faster through solving problems outside your own team and collaboration with customers. 

2:00 - 2:30 pm

2:30 - 4:45 pm
Sector Board Meetings: AG/CE

2:30- 3:30 pm
Breakout - Augmented Reality - A New Epoch for Humanity
D'Arcy Salzman, Microsoft D'Arcy Salzman   

D’Arcy Salzmann is senior director of product management and business strategy for Microsoft HoloLens and studio manager at future bureau, the Microsoft VisionLab commercial envisioning studio for HoloLens.


We are entering a new reality in which humans will interact both with real-world actors and with holograms in Augmented Reality (AR). What does this mean for the off-road equipment industry?  D’Arcy Salzmann from Microsoft will share how artificial reality is changing the way construction projects and farm sites operate. Come to this session and learn about the impact that AR can have on project speed and accuracy as well as its potential in manufacturing applications.

2:30 pm
Par 3 Before 3:00 p.m.

5:40 - 9:00 pm
AEMPAC's Royal Renaissance Banquet

9:00 pm
Hospitality Suite

Friday, November 3

Time Session
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration Open

7:00 - 8:00 am

8:00 - 9:00 am
A Culture of Innovation - Building a Foundation of Creaticity
Matthew Luhn, Matthew Luhn   

Matthew Luhn is an accomplished storyteller, instructor, keynote speaker, and story consultant, with over 20 years’ experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios.


What is the secret to sparking innovation and building a strong corporate culture? This presentation will address this critical issue. Discussion will focus on some of the world's most creative companies, courageous business leaders and corporate experiments in disrupting the logic of how business gets done. Pixar will be discussed as a model culture of innovation. Gain wisdom from these ingenious industry leaders and awaken the creativity of your organization.

9:00 - 9:45 am
Illuminating the Future: A US & Global Market Review
Vikram Mansharamani, Author Vikram Mansharamani   

Vikram Mansharamani gained widespread attention in 2011 with his book "Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst."


Come learn how to navigate economic uncertainty and avoid being blindsided by unforeseen risks. In this session, Vikram Mansharamani will share the multi-lens approach he uses to peer into the future, manage risk and navigate uncertainty around global issues such as food, the economy, housing, financial cycles and energy as well as country-specific opportunities including China and Africa. Learn how to apply this enlightened approach to opportunities in the global economy. .

9:45 - 10:15 am

10:15 - 11:15 am
The Workforce Dilemma - Rethinking Learning in a New Age

Rusty McCarty, CustomEd
Dave Turink, Discovery Channel's Gold Rush 

Rusty McCarty is the chief experience officer and president of CustomED, a nonprofit educational organization that provides customized educational programming for a wide variety of cause-based initiatives. 

Dave Turin is a quarry and mining expert who appeared on Discovery Channel's Gold Rush. He works to show the hard-working person how important it is to persevere.


Many companies are finding that today's educational system is producing a workforce that lacks the skills needed to succeed. This session will pose the challenge: What are you doing right now to connect with youth and develop the interests, skills and experience they will need to work for you? Discussion will also focus on best practices for increasing the number of qualified future employees. Discover the wisdom of cultivating the workforce you need. 

11:15 am -12:00 pm
Divulging the Secrets of Tomorrow
Asutosh Padhi , McKinsey & Company
Kevin Laczkowski, McKinsey & Company


AEM has collaborated with international consulting firm McKinsey & Company to develop a unique perspective on how technology and innovation will reshape the construction and agriculture equipment industry. Through primary research with key industry leaders, producers and end-customers in North America, McKinsey will prepare a comprehensive report on value creation opportunities for OEMs emerging from these disruptions in the construction and agriculture equipment industry.

12:00 - 1:00 pm

1:00 -1:30 pm
Succession Planning - Cultivating Future Leaders
Martin Richenhagen, AGCO Corporation Martin Richenhagen   

Martin Richenhagen is president and chief executive officer of AGCO, a global leader in the design manufacture and distribution of agricultural equipment.


No matter their size, all organizations need succession planning. In this session, you will learn how to recruit, assess and develop promising employees and fully engage stakeholders. Build a successful new order to take your organization boldly into the future.

1:30 - 2:15 pm
Leadership Panel
Matt Daley, Senior Vice President Sales, GEA Farm Technologies, Inc.
Rod Schrader, Chairman & CEO Komatsu America Corporation
Gene Fraser, Vice President Global Sales & Marketing, MacDon Industries Inc.
Stephen Roy, President, Sales Region Americas, Volvo Construction Equipment


Organizations face many challenges today including the political landscape, cybersecurity, workforce development and the speed of technological change. Will you embrace the new era with its opportunities and challenges or continually harken back to an earlier age? Attend this panel discussion and participate in the conversation as industry leaders share their perspectives on these issues and take your questions.

2:30 pm
Par 3 Before 3:00 p.m.

2:30 - 5:30 pm
AEM Board Meeting

6:30 - 7:00 pm
Finale Reception

7:00 - 10:00 pm
Hall of Fame & Masquerade Ball