EquipmentSHIFT 2019

The Roadmap to the Future of Equipment Management

Opportunities and challenges in equipment management present themselves every day. Leveraging data, emerging technologies and a culture of innovation will separate you from your competition and increase your bottom line in ways never before imagined. Knowing how to strategically manage your big iron, tools and people will give you the opportunity to take your operations to the next level. The EquipmentSHIFT 2019 Conference is the must attend event that will demonstrate these concepts while connecting you with subject matter experts from all across the industry.


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What elevates AEMP members is their ability to read the roadmap to the future of equipment management and stay ahead of the curve.  Understanding what changes are coming and where the industry is heading gives our members and conference attendees the competitive edge that helps them navigate this ever-changing landscape.  Beyond providing the roadmap to the changes and innovations that are transforming our industry, attendees of EquipmentSHIFT 2019 will be provided the how-to needed to drive and manage the change critical to long term success. 

During this transformative event we will be covering topics that fall into these main areas:

  • How the Internet of Things will be changing the role and jobs within equipment management
  • How to identify and deploy emerging technologies
  • Innovation through experimentation
  • New approaches to consistent changes

SHIFT your thinking - SHIFT your business - SHIFT your career!

Online registration is now closed.
Please visit us at the registration desk to register onsite.

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Early Bird

by 9/25/19


after 9/25/19

End User Member



End User



Associate Member






Social Pass*   $200  $200

* Social Pass only includes access to Welcome Reception and Technician of the Year Lunch.

Registration Information

Prices increase after 11:59pm September 20, 2019. Online registration closes October 15, 2019

Group Discount              

A 20% group discount is offered for AEMP member organizations registering 10 or more individuals. Please contact Kim Siebecker ( for more information if you are interested in this opportunity.


AEMP Strategic Alliance Partners

AEMP Strategic Alliance Partners (SAPs) should contact Kim Siebecker ( to register.


Registration Policy        

Submit all special requests to AEMP Registration via email at All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by September 20, 2019, to receive a full refund, less a $150 administrative fee. Refunds cannot be approved for requests received after this date, including no-shows. If you cannot attend the conference, you may substitute another person from your company. All requests for substitutions must be made via email to by October 8, 2019.  Substitutions after October 8, 2019 will be made on-site and subject to a $20 processing fee. Badge sharing, splitting, and reprints are strictly prohibited.


Keynote Presenter: Kevin McCarthy
Blind Spots are hidden biases, assumptions, and thinking errors. They cloud perception, drive destructive behaviors, and impair decision-making. Kevin works globally with industry leaders to reveal blind spots to unleash the potential in organizations and teams.

Author of the bestselling book, BlindSpots – Why Good People Make Bad Choices, and holds the highest certification recognized globally by the speaking industry, the Certified Speaking Professional. An award-winning sales professional, he built one of the largest Century 21 offices in America, then developed and sold a dot-com startup. In 2004, his boss was arrested for the largest stock fraud in Washington State history. As a result, Kevin spent 33 months in federal prison for a crime he didn’t knowingly commit. There he studied Cognitive Psychology and recognized, then deeply researched the blind spots that lead to his predicament. Today Kevin exposes the invisible barriers that impact culture, operations, training, service and leadership.

Presentation: Welcome to The Blind Spot Zone: Better Decisions for a Better Future
Blind spots influence your decisions and behavior as managers of finance, machines and people. As Equipment Managers look to the future of our profession, we can identify and avoid potential blind spots. With this heightened awareness, you can drive and manage change, rather than merely responding.

If you’ve ever said, “Boy! I didn’t see that coming!” welcome to the Blind Spot Zone™. Blind Spots are hidden biases, assumptions, and thinking errors that cloud perception, drive destructive behaviors, and impair decision-making. We all have them.

This entertaining and insightful keynote will:

  • Identify the blind spots that hinder you from living your best life
  • Learn to better communicate with others and reduce conflict
  • Enjoy improved relationships with co-workers, friends and family
  • Make more ethical decisions, at work and at home
  • Expose invisible barriers that impact culture, operations, training, service and leadership

For those looking to be better prepared to take the CESP / CEM Certification Exams, the AEMP IGNITE Learning Lab is a great learning opportunity.  Co-located with the EquipmentSHIFT Conference, early registration for the AEMP University IGNITE Learning Lab is highly recommended to give you ample time to review the pre-study materials.

IGNITE Learning Lab Enrollment Info

Why Attend an AEMP Education  & Networking Conference?

AEMP's mission "Building Excellence in Equipment Management" means we exist to build excellence and leadership in you!  The top equipment professionals from around the globe participate in AEMP conferences because they know that the knowledge, relationships, and resources they gain through AEMP directly contribute to their success as individuals and as professional equipment managers.  Attending AEMP conferences also provides you direct access to leadership from the top manufacturers and service organizations in the world. 

Who attends?

This conference is for Equipment Management Professionals who seek to succeed through performance, knowledge, and networking.  The conference addresses issues that impact the entire Equipment Triangle.  So whether you are the Fleet Manager, CEO, CFO, Safety Manager, Shop Manager, or IT Administrator, this conference is for you!

Conference Sponsorship

 An AEMP event sponsorship delivers the greatest impact and visibility leading up to, throughout, and following each meeting. A variety of sponsorship levels are available exclusively to AEMP members to help you achieve your specific marketing goals.

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Regardless of the level, you’ll receive hands-on assistance from the AEMP sponsorship team! By participating in AEMP’s sponsorship programs, you signal your commitment to delivering relevance and value to hundreds of the industry’s leading equipment managers, as well as the fleet intensive organizations.

RUN THE NUMBERS! The Diamond level includes up to two registrations (up to $4,050 value). A small jump in price from the Platinum level to the Diamond level is sure to be a win-win solution if you are planning on registering multiple attendees.

Contact Tony Veroeven at or call: 608-310-5575 to reserve your sponsorship today! All sponsorship opportunities are sold on a first come, first served basis. Want to talk? Set up a meeting in my schedule.


Diamond Level Sponsorships

Achieve the greatest marketing impact possible with each of these opportunities.

Investment: $10,000+ each

Each of these includes two conference registrations.

Tuesday Opening Networking Event - SOLD

The EquipmentSHIFT Meeting will kick-off with a special reception on Tuesday evening. Attendees will gather with friends new and old during this highly-attended event

ensuring the sponsor receives extraordinary recognition.


Could be optioned to be a much larger and/or offsite event if sponsor has the budget and when the sponsor commits–let’s discuss.

Wednesday Reception/Happy Hour - SOLD This event will provide excellent networking opportunities with the top fleet managers in America!


Could be optioned to be a much larger and/or offsite event if sponsor has the budget and when the sponsor commits– let’s discuss.

Hotel Room Key and Sleeve All hotel guests will receive a custom branded hotel key card as they check in under the official AEMP hotel block. Sponsor this item and you’ll be“in the pocket” of every conference attendee! Production included. Check with us for artwork deadlines.

Mobile App Attendees will access the conference program, session details and exhibit information via the mobile app on their smart phones, tablets or the web. The sponsor’s logo will be featured on the home page of the app and will seen by all who use the app.

Wednesday Lunch - SOLD Attendees are invited to the Technician of the Year Lunch to honor the best in classtechnicians.

Platinum Level Sponsorships

Hone in on your target audience with each these opportunities.

Investment: $7,500+ each

Each of these includes one conference registration

Lanyards Meeting-themed lanyards will be distributed to each attendee at registration. The sponsor’s logo will be featured on the lanyard and is sure to generate great exposure as participants are required to wear name badges throughout the duration of the conference. Production included. - Check with us for artwork deadlines.

WiFi Internet access will be available to conference attendees throughout the AEMP meeting space. Opportunities for sponsor recognition include featuring the sponsor’s logo on the WiFi landing page, the option to customize access login credentials such as the username and/or password, which will plant your brand in the minds of every attendee. Complete scope of sponsor options to be confirmed pending venue capabilities. Production included.

Tossable Q&A Mics To amp up audience participation at the conference, we’re ditching the hand-held audience mic for one that can be tossed and bounced from questionto question in the general session room. A conversation starter for sure! The tossable mics will be branded with the sponsor’s corporate logo and used in the main education room. Production included. Check with us for artwork deadlines.

Gold Level Sponsorships

Achieve the greatest marketing impact possible with each these opportunities.

Investment: $5,000+ each

Sponsor one of our presentations and receive the opportunity to introduce the presenter, panel or moderator. Refer to our education program for the session title and speaker lineup. Choose a session that complements your goals, and please don’t choose one that might be a


Opening Keynote Introduction (SOLD) or Closing Keynote Panel or Presentations:

Eight opportunities

Silver Level Sponsorships

Create an immediate impact with each of these high-profile opportunities

Investment: $2,500 each

Wednesday Breakfast - SOLD Attendees are invited to Breakfast on Wednesday.

Thursday Breakfast - SOLD Attendees are invited to Breakfast on Thursday

Seat Drop - SOLD Sponsor has opportunity to drop literature at each of the seats prior to breakfast on Wednesday or Thursday (Literature must be approved by AEMP.)

Daily Refreshment Breaks - SOLD Sponsor all three of our light refreshment breaks throughout the programming on Wednesday and Thursday.


Bronze Level Sponsorships

Leave a lasting impression with this targeted opportunity

Investment: $1,000

Ignite! Program - SOLD The Ignite program is an intense three-day program designed to help career equipment managers take the first step towards earning the coveted CEM® and CESP® certification.

Sponsors who agree to support the three 2019-2020 Ignite Programs will be able to greet and speak in front of the students for 3 minutes.

Contributing Level

Affordable exposure on signage, rotating slides and website

Investment: $500

Help AEMP Get the Word Out
Our strongest outreach tactic as an association is to leverage the connections and professional networks from our members and their companies.  There is where YOU can help grow AEMP's conference attendance and ultimately membership and broader connection to our great association.  The more equipment managers we can reach, the deeper the pool of knowledge and experience our association will have.  You can help in a few easy ways:

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Hotel and Area Information

The meeting has been phenomenally successful this year and the hotel is now full on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. You may log onto directly for any open availability, but the group rate will no longer be available for booking. In addition, you can still try to reserve a room on the off-chance a cancellation will open a room, but this will have limited success.

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