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News   February 9, 2016   by Steve Pawlett

Aftermarket Conference for Executives (ACE)

May 11 @ 5:30 pm – May 12 @ 5:00 pm

AIA Canada has announced the Aftermarket Conference for Executives (ACE) will return in 2016 to bring together industry leaders to explore synergies and solutions to ensure the aftermarket in Canada remains a strong, vibrant industry. Known for the calibre of speakers, the content of presentations and great networking opportunities, this conference has always been a highly rated, must-attend event.

Plan to attend ACE on May 11-12. Beginning with a Welcome Reception from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on May 11, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and talk with their peers and colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere, followed the next day with a full line up of high-level keynote speakers with a program that will energize and align industry leaders with strategies for the coming year. The Aftermarket Conference for Executives will be held at the beautiful Hotel Omni Mont-Royal. Located downtown on the elegant Sherbrooke Street West near McGill University, the luxury Hotel Omni Mont-Royal dominates the Golden Square Mile’s historical district, towering Mount- Royal Park and offering magnificent views of the city.



The Honourable Jean Chrétien
AIA Canada is pleased to announce that The Honourable Jean Chrétien will be the closing speaker at the Aftermarket Conference for Executives.

Born in Quebec, Canada, the son of a paper mill machinist, Chrétien was born to be a leader. Trained as a lawyer and serving as Canada’s 20th prime minister, Prime Minister Chrétien has made his mark as a legislator and statesman. His career of over 40 years in public service spanned six prime ministers, during which time he held numerous cabinet posts and led Canada as Prime Minister for over 10 years. Unpredictable and surprising, Jean Chrétien is a leader of courage and conscience. His insights on the geopolitical landscape make him an invaluable authority on globalization, the world economy, politics, and social issues. Mr. Chrétien has agreed to a Q & A format for his presentation.

Come prepared for this once in lifetime opportunity to have a personal conversation with one of Canada’s most respected leaders!


Driving Innovation: How Mobius Motors is Reimagining the Car (and Transportation) in Africa
Joel Jackson is the founder and CEO of Mobius Motors, a venture building highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass-market. He is an internationally-awarded entrepreneur recognized by the Forbes 30 Under 30, Clinton Global Initiative, TED Global, and the UN.

Mobius’ vehicles have the key functionality and durability of an off-road car, fit for travelling and carrying goods for long distances on bumpy dirt roads. But Mobius Motors are not just building vehicles more suited to local demand. They are building a platform for mobility. In this talk, Jackson shares Mobius’ start-up journey, and how social entrepreneurship, innovation, and emerging markets came together to create an automotive company that is changing lives.


Karl Subban:  How Did You Do It? Team Subban’s Vision for Success
Wisdom. Humour. Leadership experience. Memorable stories.

These are the hallmarks of a Karl Subban keynote. Drawing on his experience as a coach, a principal, and the father of “Team Subban”, Subban talks about vision, perseverance, teamwork, and what it means to lead.  Using pointed anecdotes and powerful metaphors to tell a larger narrative about defining, and achieving success, Subban shares a proven framework for success that will resonate with everyone.


Program at a Glance

May 11, 2016

3:30 – 5:00 pmAnnual General Meeting
5:30 – 7:00 pmAIA Welcome Reception (Dinner on your own)

May 12, 2016

7:30 – 8:30 amBreakfast Buffet
9:00 -10:00 amConference Open
•    Distinguished Service Award
•    YES Award
10:00 – 11:00 amOpening Keynote Speaker – Joel Jackson, Driving Innovation
11:00 – 11:30 amNetwork Break
11:30 – 12:30 pmSpeaker – Karl Subban, How Did You Do It?  Team Subban’s Vision for Success
12:30 – 1:45 pmLunch
1:45 – 2:45 pmClosing Keynote Speaker – The Honourable Jean Chrétien
2:45 – 3:00 pmConference Closing Remarks


Cost to Attend:  $849 (plus tax) per person (AIA Member)  |  $1,299 (plus tax) per person (non-member)

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel Omni Mont-Royal
1050 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec  H3A 2R6
Phone: (514) 284-1110

AIA has provided special hotel rates for the 2016 ACE Conference.

Deluxe: $209.00  |  Premium: $229.00  |  Executive: $319.00

 to receive special negotiated rate – you must reserve by April 8, 2016.


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