NPTC 2016 Education Management Conference & Exhibition
April 24-26, 2016 - Cincinnati, Ohio

PROGRAM AGENDA               Detailed Workshops  [coming soon]

Hotel = Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel
CC = Convention Center                                              -- Subject to Change --

Saturday – April 23 


Board and Committee Meetings (members only):

12:00 - 12:30pm Joint Board Meeting Buffet Lunch -- Continental Ballroom
12:30pm - 3:45pm Joint Board Meeting for members of NPTC Board of Directors, Institute Board of Governors and National Advisory Board -- Continental Ballroom
4:00pm - 5:30pm NPTC Board of Directors Meeting -- Salon H & I
5:30pm - 6:00pm Conference Planning Committee Walk-Through
6:00pm - 6:30pm CTP Graduation Ceremony REHEARSAL (new, graduating CTPs only)
8:00am - 5:00pm - CC
Exhibitor Booth Setup - Duke Energy Center - Hall A

2:00pm - 6:00pm - CC

Registration OPEN
- Duke Energy Center - Outside Hall A

Sunday – April 24

8:00am - 6:00pm - CC

Registration OPEN
- Duke Energy Center - Outside Hall A

8:00 - 9:00am - Hotel
First Timer's Welcome Breakfast Orientation
8:00am -2:00pm - CC
Exhibitor Booth Setup - Duke Energy Center - Hall A

9:30 - 10:45am - Hotel

Concurrent Educational Workshops:
- Lean Transportation
- Enhancing Private Fleet Value

11:00 - 2:00pm - Hotel

CTP Graduation CeremonyHoward Wasdin, Former Navy SEAL
Professional Leadership Awards
Kick-Off Brunch

Keynote Speaker: 

Howard Wasdin

-- Former Member, Navy SEAL TEAM SIX
-- Served in Somalia "Black Hawk Down" conflict
-- Recipient of the Silver Star and Purple Heart
-- Author of SEAL Team Six: "Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper"

Speaker Sponsored by Lytx, Inc.

Featured Speaker: HOWARD WASDIN

Dr. Howard Wasdin is a former SEAL Team Six member.  After graduating with BUD/S Class 143, he later became a top sniper with SEAL Team Six.  For his actions in "Operation Gothic Serpent" in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993, he was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States, and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in action.  In that conflict he was wounded three times and nearly lost his right leg.

Howard served in the US Navy for twelve years, nine of which were as part of the SEAL Teams.  After twelve years, he was medically discharged due to the injuries he sustained in Mogadishu.  The Somalia conflict would later become more commonly known as "Black Hawk Down", nick-named after the story depicted by Mark Bowden in his book and movie of the same name.

3:00 - 6:00pm - CC

Grand Opening and Reception

7:00 - 9:30pm - Hotel

Active Image ACT 1 Gala Evening Reception & Dinner

Monday – April 25

7:00am - 4:00pm - CC

Registration OPEN - Duke Energy Center - Outside Hall A

7:30 - 9:00am - Hotel


9:15 - 10:45am - CC

Concurrent Educational Workshops:
Best Practices in Driver Compensation
- The Impact of Greenhouse Gas Standards
- Top 10 Emerging Technologies That Will Transform Your Business
- Managing Fatigue Management
- Using Data Analytics to Improve Your Fleet


11:00 - 1:00pm - Hotel NPTC/Lytx, Inc.
Driver Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Fleet Safety Awards

Featured Speaker: 

Frank Abagnale

-- Security Consultant
-- Famous Impostor and Check Forger
-- Author of "Catch Me If You Can"

Speaker Co-Sponsored by
Mack Leasing System

Featured Speaker: FRANK ABAGNALE

Frank Abagnale is one of the world's most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement and secure documents. For over 40 years he has worked with, advised and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world.

Mr. Abagnale's rare blend of knowledge and expertise began more than 45 years ago when he was known as one of the world's most famous confidence men. This was depicted most graphically in his best-selling book, Catch Me If You Can, a film of which was also made, directed by Steven Spielberg with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. A Broadway musical of the same title was also created and in April 2011 opened on Broadway and won a Tony Award.

Apprehended by the French police when he was 21 years old, he served time in the French, Swedish and U. S. prison systems. After five years he was released on the condition that he would help the federal government, without remuneration, by teaching and assisting federal law enforcement agencies.

Mr. Abagnale has now been associated with the FBI for over four decades . More than 14,000 financial institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs. In 1998 he was selected as a distinguished member of "Pinnacle 400" by CNN Financial News - a select group of 400 people chosen on the basis of great accomplishment and success in their fields. In 2004 Mr. Abagnale was selected as the spokesperson for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). He has also written numerous articles and books including The Art of the Steal, The Real U Guide to Identity Theft and Stealing Your Life.

1:15 - 2:30pm - CC 206N

Exhibitor Meeting / Booth Selection for NPTC 2017

1:30 - 2:45pm - CC

Concurrent Educational Workshops:
- Driver Wellness Programs
- Successful Backhaul Strategies
- Best Practices in Fuel Management
- Developing Bench Strength
- How to Effectively Onboard a New Driver

3:00 - 5:30pm - CC

EXHIBIT HALL Reception Extravaganza


Tuesday – April 26

7:30 - 8:15am - Hotel


8:45 - 10:00am - CC

Concurrent Educational Workshops:
- Biggest Time Traps for Today's Private Fleet Manager -- And How to Avoid Them
- Computerized Maintenance Management Systems
- Optimized Routing Strategies
- Using CSA to Elevate Safety Performance
- Driver Scorecarding


10:15 - 11:30am - CC

Concurrent Educational Workshops:
- Technician Recruiting, Retention and Development
- Pre-Employment Screening
- Driver Training Programs that Deliver Results
- Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
- Strategies to Increase Dispatcher Effectiveness


11:45am - 2:15pm - Hotel

with Speaker


**** Spouse/Guest Program ****
♦ Open Lounge with refreshments at Hotel on Sunday and Monday
♦ All Conference Social Functions, including meals and Exhibit Hall Activities

Questions about the program? Contact Tom Moore, CTP, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.