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AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
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Young Executive Society (YES) Conference  
March 6, 2012
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Successful leaders know that one on the most important ingredients within an organization is human capital.  A company's biggest challenge today is attracting and retaining good people. Research shows losing one valuable employee can cost a company tens of thousands in lost productivity and replacement costs.

So how do you ensure your company knows that you are ready to assume new responsibilities and challenges?

Do you have a career path set out? If not, Ian K. McEwen, President of The Marckis Group, will provide you with the essential tools and skills required to ensure that you know where you want to get to and also how you will accomplish “moving up the corporate ladder” within your company.  Find out what makes you an asset to your company and how to market yourself internally to ensure you are the first person considered when new opportunties arise.

Recruitment is very important – a good hire makes all the difference and a bad hire can affect the whole team or department. Learn how you can help your company recruit individuals who meet your corporations needs. How do you ensure your new hire will be a “fit” in terms of the corporate culture as well as have the right skills? What do you ask in an interview to cover off both these elements? Learn how to be a strong interviewer and how to determine what to ask.

SPECIAL BONUS!
This year’s conference registrants will have the opportunity to hear from Eric Morris, currently a Grote Corporate Board Member after serving the last 7 years as Worldwide President and Chief Operation Officer for Grote Industries where Eric held the responsibility for all global Grote operations and future expansion strategies. 

In December 2003, on his 27th Anniversary with Grote, Eric was offered the opportunity to serve in the position of Global President and COO. It was the first and still only time in over 103 years of the Grote business that a “non-Grote” would serve as President of the company!  Eric now celebrates over 36 years with Grote and continues to target growth opportunities around the world.

Eric Morris started his career in the automotive industry in 1966 with Fram Canada Ltd.  In late 1976, the Grote family approached him with the idea for a new Canadian start-up division of Grote Industries, Grote Canada Ltd., in the position of General Manager.  As the company grew the position changed to President and Eric remained in that role until June 2000.  As President of Grote Canada, Eric led the company's business growth from a small, to almost non-existent market share, to the point today where Grote is the number one supplier of vehicle lighting and safety equipment in the Canadian marketplace.  Grote Industries is a family owned company that was founded 111 years ago in 1901 and today has global operations in Canada, United States, Mexico, Europe (Germany) and China (Shanghai).

As a very successful businessman and leader, Eric will share with delegates his expertise on what it takes to be successful over the longterm, the challenges he has faced working state side versus Canada and what it is like to work alongside family! 

ABOUT THE YOUNG EXECUTIVE SOCIETY (YES)
The Young Executive Society exists to provide a venue for tomorrow’s aftermarket leaders and young executives to learn, get inspired and get to know each other a little better. To facilitate expanding our executive tool kit, the YES Committee has put together and interactive workshop on leadership – Leadership for the Aftermarket of the Future!

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
1:00-1:45 pm: Mentor interview and discussion
1:45-2:30 pm: Building Success…Yours and Your Team – Ian McEwen (Part 1)
2:30-2:45 pm: Refreshment Break / Networking Opportunity
2:45-4:00 pm: Building Success…Yours and Your Team – Ian McEwen (Part 2)
4:00-4:15 pm: Program Close

REGISTER NOW!  REGISTRATION IS EASY!
Click here to download and complete the registration form OR register online! The cost to attend is only $299 (1st registration) and $269 for 2 or more registrations.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON
6257 Airport Road, Mississauga ON, L4V 1E4
1-800-368-7764
www.fourpoints.com/torontoairport

AIA Canada has negotiated a special rate for 2012 YES participants:
$125 (single/double). All guests must make their own reservations directly with the Four Points by Sheraton on an individual basis, identifying themselves as a member of the 2012 YES Conference.  Reservations can be made directly with the hotel by calling 800-368-7764 and reservations must be received at the hotel by February 15, 2012.
(**Note that there is free parking available at The International Centre.)

AIA CANADA CANCELLATION POLICY
All cancellations must be sent in writing to AIA Canada. Full refund less $40 administration fee will be made for cancellations received on or before February 17, 2012.  No cancellations will be refunded after this date.
 

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Location: International Centre, 6900 Airport Road
City: Mississauga , Ontario , Canada
Contact Info
Contact: Patty Kettles
Email: patty.kettles@aiacanada.com
Phone: 800-808-2920 X221

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