ATA conference to feature Rep. Pete Sessions, Fox Business host

The annual Management Conference & Exhibition (MC&E), to be held Oct. 15-18 in Grapevine, Texas, will feature U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) and Fox Business Channel host Stuart Varney as part of the lineup

The annual Management Conference & Exhibition (MC&E), to be held Oct. 15-18 in Grapevine, Texas, will feature U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) and Fox Business Channel host Stuart Varney as part of the lineup.

The annual American Trucking Assns. (ATA) event will also feature a panel of leading trucking company executives.

“Our industry faces numerous challenges – both political and economic – after the Great Recession,” ATA president & CEO Bill Graves said. “By coming together at MC&E attendees will be putting themselves in a position to succeed.”

Sessions will speak as part of the ATA Advocacy and Government Affairs Luncheon. He is chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Varney will be joined by ATA chief economist Bob Costello, American Petroleum Institute chief economist John Felmy, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce chief economist Martin Regalia on a panel entitled, “All Eyes on the Economy.”

Gary Salisbury, president & CEO, Fikes Truck Line; Tom Voelkel, president & COO, Dupre’ Logistics; Steve Williams, chairman & CEO, Maverick USA, Inc. and Douglas Stotlar, president & CEO, Con-way Inc.; hold a panel discussion on the post-recession challenges facing the industry.

The event will also include educational sessions ranging from the impact of new federal rules and regulations, to human resource management, to how trucking can give back to the community.

Grammy-nominated country stars Diamond Rio will provide entertainment and author Jenna Bush Hager will be the featured speaker on the spouse and guest program.

For more information and to register, please visit http://mce.truckline.com or call 703-838-1755.

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