Registration is now open for the 2011 Aftermarket Conference for Executives (ACE), being held April 20 at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, Ont. Organized by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada, the conference, kicks off with a networking session April 19 and offers senior automotive aftermarket executives a unique opportunity to take in professional development specifically focused to their career level. The line-up of high-calibre, professional speakers will offer insights on the economy, the political scene and new business frameworks. The event has confirmed a top-notch lineup of speakers. Broadcaster and author Rex Murphy is one of Canada’s most respected opinion leaders because of his witty intellect and profound insight into issues affecting Canadians. He has a unique ability to examine a topic and articulate it in the most profound yet digestible way. Jeremy Gutsche, MBA, CFA, is an innovation expert and award-winning author of Exploiting Chaos. As host of Trend Hunter TV, Gutsche is billed as “one of North America’s most requested keynote speakers” His keynote presentation is about cutting edge frameworks and powerful ideas that you will empower you and your organization. Kevin G. Lynch, vice-chair, BMO Financial Group, is a key strategic advisor to senior management. He represents BMO in domestic and international markets, helps broaden BMO’s global networks, and focuses on strategic issues and opportunities. With so many Canadians identifying the economy as a potential key election issue and continued uncertainty as to the recovery both here and in the U.S., Lynch will deliver a timely and essential update on what we should expect from the economy.
Young Executives Society Conference April 19 Also on tap for aftermarket executives is the Young Executives Society (YES) Conference on April 19, also at the Westin in Ottawa. The YES Conference kicks off at 1:00 p.m. and runs till 4:30 with sessions on mentoring and effective use of social media. The ACE networking event follows the conference schedule.