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October 12th, 2011 – While the popularity of YES Workshops was never a doubt, it was surely confirmed when the final registration for the upcoming November 16th event was submitted and the event became SOLD OUT!

Each year in November, AIA Canada’s YES (Young Executive Society) Committee hosts a management workshop featuring hands-on practical learning on topics such as financial/budgeting, strategic planning, marketing and human resources. These workshops provide young executives with the tools they will need to ensure their career paths remain on course.

“With such an involved committee organizing the event and a renowned industry expert such as Peter Wright leading the workshop, this event was already bound to be a success – and now with the event sold out over a month and a half in advance, it goes without saying that young executives are heavily involved with the Association and the benefit of attending events such as this are truly known within our industry,” says President of AIA Canada Marc Brazeau.

The 2011 YES Workshop will provide attendees with the tools needed to build a business plan and will include how to build a budget and support it. Wright’s “Business Planning Boot Camp” promises to offer the strategic tools needed to develop a plan that is not only adaptive to change, but one that can also remain steadfast to core corporate values and visions. Participants are guaranteed to go back to work with a wealth of knowledge that they can start using immediately in their everyday business life. “This is an example of the commitment by the YES Committee to providing a platform for young executives and managers in the indsutry to develop and grow”, said Trevor Longley, the current Chairman for the YES group.

If you missed this event and wish to be placed on the waiting list, please contact Heather Burns at . For information on attending the next Workshop, please join our YES Committee group on Linkedin! You can also join our AIA Canada Facebook Page to stay informed of future events!


About the Young Executive Society (YES) Committee
AIA's Young Executive Society (YES) Committee represents the interests of young executives (45 years of age or younger) in the industry. The mandate of YES Canada is to provide members with a forum to express their views and recommendations on the current industry to ensure its future growth and prosperity. YES will also provide a networking and mentoring environment for young executives in the automotive aftermarket industry to enhance and develop their executive skills so that they may grow into stronger leaders of the industry.

About AIA Canada
The Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) is a national trade association representing the automotive aftermarket industry in Canada. The aftermarket is an $18.7 billion industry that employs more than 420,200 people. The industry is composed of companies that manufacture, distribute and install automotive replacement parts, accessories, tools, and equipment. AIA represents manufacturers, re-builders, manufacturers agents, warehouse distributors, national distributors, buying groups, wholesalers, machine shops, retailers, and through its councils, the interests of collision repair shops and automotive service and repair outlets. AIA’s mandate is to promote, educate and represent members in all areas that impact the growth and prosperity of the industry. Visit us on the web at

Patty Kettles
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Automotive Industries Association of Canada
1272 Wellington Street West
Ottawa, ON K1Y 3A7
1-800-808-2920 ext. 221

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