Midwest Runner/EZ-Suite Networking & Training Conference

Network and learn with fellow Midwest Runner/EZ-Suite Members. This event is for Owners, General Managers, Production Managers, & Sales Personnel.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Feb 20, 2020, 5:00 PM – Feb 22, 2020, 6:00 PM
Hilton Columbus Downtown, 401 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA

About The Event

Join other Midwest Runner members and EZ-Suite customers during our 3rd annual networking & training conference.  There are many new members in our network this year.  As we continue to grow, being able to put a name to a face is very important in building lasting relationships between partners.  This years event will again be geared towards owners, general managers, production and sales personnel with breakout training sessions.

Event Location

Hilton Columbus Downtown, 401 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Hotel & Lodging Information

Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Airport

2901 Airport Dr, Columbus, OH 43219

614-475-8530

 

This hotel is a short cab, Uber, or Lyft ride away from the downtown Hilton.  You can follow the link below to book your room now.  Last day to book at our discounted rate is Tuesday, February 4th.

 

https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1579638527414&key=GRP&app=resvlink

If you are flying in for the meeting, the Columbus airport is conveniently located 6.5 miles from the Hilton hotel.

Full Schedule:

 

Thursday, February 20th 

 

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Social Gathering - Hotel lobby bar, dinner on your own.

Friday – Owner’s and GM’s   

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

G-Cor Tour - Transportation from hotel will be provided.  Bus will depart hotel at 9:00 and return after tour approximately 12:00.

All Foreign and Domestic Tour - Transportation to and open house tour on your own from 9:30 to 12:00.

Buckeye   Auto Parts Tour - Transportation to and open House tour on your own from 9:30 to 12:00.

 

 PM Owners and GM’s Meeting 

 

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Lunch

 

1:45 pm to 2:00 pm

Welcome and Opening Remarks - Karl Milliron, Midwest Runner 

 

2:00 pm to 2:15 pm

Health of Our Current Network - future Runner network changes, expansion and opportunities - Presenter Karl Milliron

 

2:15 pm to 2:50 pm

A Changing Industry – EZ-Suite and Midwest Runner, how they work together. Presenter Jim McKinney, EZ-Suite

 

3:00 pm to 3:50 pm

Defining Industry Change - An outsider’s perspectives on what our industry could or will become. Presenter Ed Epply, an international business consultant.

 

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Increase Employee Accountability- Leverage Midwest, EZ-Suite and SmartCycle to drive results with the numbers. Presenter Rachel Whetstone SmartCycle

 

4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Break     

 

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Registration and Networking Reception - Everyone welcome

 

 Saturday Morning – Sales, Production, Owners, GM’s 

 

8:00 am to 9:00 am

Breakfast – Full breakfast buffet

All Day-EZ-Suite Training all Products - see Jen Wilson to schedule a time

 AM Sales Sessions 

 

9:15 am to 9:30 am

Runner Network Overview – Understanding the magnitude and complexity of the MW Runner Network. Presenter Karl Milliron and staff from Midwest Runner

 

9:30 am to 10:20 am

Phone Etiquette - Taking control of the conversation and closing the sale. Presenter Dwight Howard from EZ Suite

 

10:30 am to 11:45 am

Sales by the numbers - “Part 1” The power of brokering and the advantages to being part of the MW Runner network. Presenter Chad Counts from Counts Consulting

 AM Production Sessions 

 

9:15 am to 10:00 am

Quality Control - properly assessing damage and prepping parts. Presenter Charlie Salter from Panel Armor

 

10:10 am to 11:00 am

Packaging - Proper packaging and skidding parts. Presenter Charlie Salter, Panel Armor

 

11:10 am to 11:45 am

MW Runner claims process - How to properly submit claims and the importance of grading, return authorization, documentation and photographs. Presenter Derek Odson, Midwest Runner 

 AM Owner/GM Sessions 

 

9:15 am to 9:50 am

Core and Scrap - Markets and their defining pressures. Presenters Joe Messana from G-Cor and Grant Milliron from Milliron Industries

 

10:00 am to 10:45 am

Management - What it takes to be a successful GM. Presenter Jayson Doren from Morris Rose

 

10:55 am to 11:45 am

Leaving the Game -  Exit planning, succession and retirement strategies. Presenter Bill Stevens, CEO Fenix

11:45 am to 12:00 pm 

Break

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm 

Lunch 

 Saturday Afternoon – Sales, Production, Owners, GM’s PM Sales Sessions 

 

1:15 pm to 2:30 pm

Sales by the numbers - “Part 2” The power of brokering and the advantages to being part of the MW Runner network. Presenter Chad Counts from Counts Consulting

 

2:40 pm to 3:20 pm

Communicating through software - Improving efficiencies and customer satisfaction. Presenters Alex Bechstein from EZ Suite and Betsy Finnell from Hot Lines. 

 

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

MW Runner Claims Process - How to properly submit claims and the importance of grading, return authorization, documentation and photographs. Presenter Derek Odson, Midwest Runner

 PM Production Sessions 

 

1:15 pm to 2:15 pm

Moving up the ladder - How to provide value and grow with the business. Presenter Ed Epply, an International Business Consultant 

2:25 pm to 2:40 pm

Runner Network Overview – Understanding the magnitude and complexity of the MW Runner Network. Presenter Karl Milliron and staff from Midwest Runner

 

2:40 pm to 3:00 pm

Cores – Proper identification, handling and packaging for runner shipments. Jered Hund, G-Cor

 

3:10 pm to 4:00 pm

Efficiency and Transparency How EZ-Suite streamlines your production and delivery processes. Presenter Dwight Howard from EZ-Suite 

 PM Owner/GM Sessions 

1:15 pm to 2:00 pm

Building an additional revenue stream - See how the “Trash to Cash” program provided by I.S.S. can add thousands of dollars to the bottom line. Presenter Charlie Salter, Impact Salvage Solutions

2:10 pm to 2:50 pm

Car-Part and MW Runner – Working together to grow your brokered sales significantly. Presenter Roger Schroder, Car-Part.com

3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Roundtable Discussion - Open discussion on open topics. Moderated by Jim McKinney and Karl Milliron.

 

 Saturday Evening 

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Closing  Reception

6:00 pm to ?

On your own to explore Columbus’s downtown Arena District with an abundance of food and entertainment