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Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week Reveals New Closing Celebration, Wednesday Night Lights at AT&T Stadium

World-renowned sports venue will welcome heavy-duty aftermarket professionals on the field for the all-industry closing reception

MOKENA, IL (SEPTEMBER 26, 2023)—Conference organizers for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) — the largest North American gathering of heavy-duty aftermarket professionals — have announced AT&T Stadium as the new location for the 2024 All-Industry Closing Reception. The world-renowned venue, most notably known for being home to the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys, will host HDAW’24 attendees on the field on Wednesday, January 24 for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, featuring exclusive access to the stadium, music, food, drinks, and more. 

“We’re thrilled to announce that the legendary AT&T Stadium will host our All-Industry Closing Reception, marking the grand finale of HDAW’24,” Nicole Oreskovic, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and HDAW’24 co-chair, remarked. “This iconic venue sets the stage for a memorable evening under the Wednesday Night Lights, where our attendees can celebrate a successful and productive week.”

The change of venue for the popular closing reception is one of the new additions to the program in response to a growing effort to venture outside the convention center and explore Grapevine and nearby popular Texas attractions. Tickets are now available to all registered distributors and suppliers as a registration add-on of $35. Registrants are encouraged to book early to secure their space.

“When we said a Texas-sized surprise, we weren’t joking. Our industry deserves to be celebrated at one of the best venues in the country and we’re excited to offer this new experience to all our attendees,” Michael Callison Jr., President and CEO at Midwest Wheel Companies and HDAW’24 co-chair added. “The city of Grapevine, Texas, has been home to HDAW for several years, and we want to provide attendees access to options in the city, including exclusive discounts to HDAW attendees.”

HDAW‘24 will welcome more than 2,600 executives and managers from across the industry, including distributors, suppliers, service providers, industry experts and thought leaders, and more. Over four days, heavy-duty aftermarket professionals will experience peer-to-peer learning, invaluable networking opportunities, personalized business meetings and a Product Expo that provides an exclusive view of the latest products moving the industry forward.

Registration for HDAW’24 is now open. Visit for more information.


About HDAW:

HDAW is a business-to-business, executive conference presented by a joint operating committee of industry leaders from 11 distinguished industry associations: Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS), Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN), HDA-Truck Pride, MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers, APRA’s Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group (HDRG), International Truck Parts Association (ITPA), Overseas Automotive Council (OAC), Power Heavy Duty, Service Specialists Association (SSA) and VIPAR Heavy Duty.

For more information, go to, contact W.T. Glasgow, conference management, at 708.226.1300.