The Second Annual Ontario Grand Forum has been declared an unqualified success.
The event, which featured breakout sessions from more than half a dozen experts as well as general sessions hosted by noted speaker Donald Cooper.
The event, attended by approximately 200 jobbers and service providers, was focused on providing real world management training and tips that aftermarket professionals can put to use in their businesses .
One of the best attended sessions was the series on underperformed maintenance by former AIA chair John Watt.
In addition, sessions by HR consultant Janice Leroux, Norm Rose of Excel Sales Consulting.
Sportscaster Rod Black closed off the Ontario Grand Forum with an entertaining selection of impersonations, and some poignant observations about life.
Other presentations were also conducted by Dave Meunier, Total Automotive Consulting & Training (TACT) and Bill Haas of the ASA.
In addition an informative session on regulatory and legislative changes affecting business in Ontario was well received. “Thank you all for being here today,” said AIA president Marc Brazeau. “It’s great to see you here in such numbers. I’d also like to thank all of our fabulous speakers we had today. I know that you were all pleased with the quality of the content.
“It was truly a rewarding and beneficial day for everyone in attendance. And we can’t express enough our appreciation for all of our sponsors.”
Brazeau thanked the event committee, AIA staff, and all others who helped make the event a success.
“Finally, I would ask that if you found today to be worthwhile, tell a colleague, and urge them to come next year so that we can continue to build the numbers and success of this event.”
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