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AWDA changes meeting format, launches new virtual conference
July 10, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  This year’s Automotive Warehouse-Distributors Association (AWDA) annual conference during Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas is “adapting to a changing environment.” The association, which has organized one-on-one meetings between parts manufacturers and parts distributors for 73 years, will

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Stan Kingshott West Coast Classic cancelled
June 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The 2020 Stan Kingshott West Coast Classic Golf Tournament, scheduled for this summer, has been cancelled due to Covid-19. It would have been the 34th anniversary year for the tournament, which raises money for local charities. It was hoped that

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New date announced for Congress of Auto Repair and Service
March 30, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Texas-based Automotive Service Association (ASA) is banking that the coronavirus pandemic will have subsided enough by late August to allow its Congress of Auto Repair & Service (CARS) to proceed. The new date for the training event Aug. 24

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Bestbuy cancels AGM and related events
March 18, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Bestbuy Distributors has cancelled its upcoming annual general meeting and all associated events. The event was to have been held next month. Bestbuy president Bill Hay says there are no alternative dates currently planned for the company’s spring meetings.

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Congress of Automotive Repair & Service postponed
March 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

The Automotive Service Association’s Congress of Automotive Repair & Service (CARS) has been postponed until late August or early September. The event, co-located with the Technology & Telematics Forum as well as the association’s annual business meeting, was to have been

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AIA Canada cancels national conference
March 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

In response to the growing concerns over the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada has cancelled its national conference. Originally to be held April 28-29, at the Delta Hotels Toronto Airport, the event was also to

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Lordco cancels trade show
March 13, 2020 by Allan Janssen

For the first time in its 46-year history, auto parts distributor Lordco has cancelled its trade show. The company says it is acting out of an abundance of caution for public health and safety, given the recent repercussions of the COVID-19

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Mister Transmission cancels AGM, gala dinner
March 12, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Mister Transmission has canceled its annual general meeting and gala, which had been scheduled to be held March 28. Company president and CEO Tony Kuczynski said, “It’s not the right time to be bringing Mister Transmission team members from coast

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NAPA Expo to be postponed
March 12, 2020 by Allan Janssen

  NAPA’s giant expo, years in the planning, has been derailed by the corona virus, and the threat of the spread of COVID-19. The event, which was to have taken place in early April, was expected to draw some 20,000

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Alain Côté show cancelled midway through
March 12, 2020 by Allan Janssen

NAPA’s Alain Côté XPO Quebec trade show must have been among the first events to be impacted by the province’s ban of gatherings larger than 250 people. The annual trade show was already underway at the Complexe Capitale Hélicoptère event

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Women’s conference draws record attendance
March 4, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Building on the theme “Performance Driven,” the Auto Care Association’s Women in Auto Care annual conference set a record for attendance on Feb. 19-20 in Charlotte, N.C. The conference featured more than 15 speakers, a range of philanthropic, mentoring and wellness activities,

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Bergstrom, Aisin, Cintas win best new products at MACS
February 26, 2020 by Allan Janssen

A ‘no-idle’ air conditioning system from Bergstrom won the Best Use of Technology award at the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) annual trade show last week. The eCoolPark system is an electric AC system that functions without the engine running,