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News   September 15, 2014   by CARS Magazine

AIA Canada hosting Atlantic Service Providers Forum on September 23

Planned specifically for shop owners and managers who are stretched to the limit with both time and resources, the AIA Atlantic Automotive Aftermarket Service Providers Forum will provide the tools needed to meet the challenges of running a successful shop.


AIA Canada’s Atlantic division will host the AIA Atlantic Automotive Service Providers Forum on September 23 in Halifax, N.S.

Planned specifically for shop owners and managers who are stretched to the limit with both time and resources, the AIA Atlantic Automotive Aftermarket Service Providers Forum will provide the tools needed to meet the challenges of running a successful shop.

This value-filled afternoon of learning will be held at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, followed by the AIA Atlantic Division’s Fall Golf Tournament the next day.

With the opportunity to participate in both of these events, this is the perfect venue to take the time to meet and network with your industry peers while staying ahead of the learning curve. With vehicle maintenance and repair technology evolving quickly and becoming more complex, it is integral for shop owners, managers and technicians to remain informed about how new technologies will impact their business and day-to-day work.

INDUSTRY SPEAKERS:

Malcolm Sissmore, Delphi Product & Service Solutions (DPSS) North America sales director for Telematics, Diagnostic Tools, Service Data and Training

Malcolm will present “ The Connected Car” and will discuss how OEM embedded telematics are being used to increase service and repair work for new car dealerships during and after the new car warranty period. He will discuss how they are using this connected car technology to enhance their customer retention programs. Attendees will be provided with information on how telematics work and how it can connect the entire aftermarket supply chain to enable the independent service provider to enhance their customer relationships and build customer loyalty.

Rui Martins

Did you know that in addition to telematics, today’s shops are seeing more changes that will impact the way they do business than ever before? Rui Martins, a charismatic speaker and dynamic instructor will present the 10 top “game changers” impacting the automotive aftermarket industry now and in the future. From proposed new regulations to how flashing of motor vehicles can affect your shop’s bottom line, make sure that your shop is ready to meet the changing face of the automotive aftermarket industry.

Bob Owens, Owens MacFayden Group

CEO of a Maritime financial services company, Bob Owens will be focusing solely on the needs of high net-worth clients and private corporations, will present on how a good succession plan can help the transfer of your business go smoothly, allow you to maintain good relationships with employees and business partners, deal with unexpected events like illness, accident or death and prepare for the future.

Tim Novak, vice president, heavy-duty sales, North America, Robert Bosch LLC

Today’s diesel engine is more popular than ever before. A growing number of vehicle manufacturers have adopted clean diesel as a leading technology along with announcements for 30 more vehicles to come over the next few years. Diesel provides increased fuel efficiency, increased performance and reduced emissions. During this session, Tom Novak will present the history of Diesel Technology, changes in Diesel Technology along with the future of the light-duty clean diesel vehicles.

The event will close with a special presentation from award-winning comedian, Derek Edwards. Identifying himself with the ordinary working guy, his comedic gift is making the ordinary extraordinary. He creates enchanting tales based on everyday subjects and delivers them with polished style and impeccable timing.  Derek is the only Canadian winner of the prestigious Vail International Comedy Competition, is a two-time Gemini nominee and has been nominated five times as Best Standup Comic at the Canadian Comedy Awards.

The event fee is $199 per person.

Click here to view the full brochure.

Click here to register.


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