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October 13, 2022

12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

[WEBINAR] Key Findings from the 2022 Outlook Study


Be one of the first to learn the core discoveries from the 2022 Outlook Study.

Dr. Mauricio Zelaya, lead economist at Ernst & Young, will present the study’s key findings and will be joined by Jean-François Champagne, President of AIA Canada, who will shed light on what these conclusions mean for the auto care sector.

Produced with global expertise by Ernst & Young, the upcoming 2022 Outlook Study will feature previous data categories and introduce new areas of analysis such as:

  • trend analysis for vehicles in operation across Canada;
  • replacement rates and delayed maintenance data;
  • global aftermarket sector benchmarking with three comparable jurisdictions;
  • and more!

The Outlook Study aims to provide trustworthy, accurate data for the auto care sector to keep abreast of the industries’ realities and make informed strategic decisions in order to succeed in a competitive market.

Having access to solid industry data and reliable forecasts concerning the future of auto care can make all the difference in a business’s success.

In our ongoing efforts to better serve our members, the live 2022 Outlook Study webinar will now be presented as a video on demand that you can view at a time that is most convenient for you.

The video's release will coincide with the publication of the 2022 Outlook Study report and the interactive Data Visualization Tool 2.0. That means, you will be able to follow along in the report and dig deeper on the findings with the Data Visualization Tool 2.0 while you watch the video.  

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Please note that the presentation will be in English only.

For more details on 2022 Outlook Study, please contact Shamsia Quraishi, Manager, Research and Knowledge Mobilization at


Shamsia Quraishi, Manager, Research & Knowledge Mobilization, | AIA Canada


Jean-François Champagne, President | AIA Canada

Jean-François passionately represents the interests of the Canadian automotive aftermarket in his role as President of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA Canada). Utilizing his bilingual (French and English) communication skills, he regularly speaks at national forums on a variety of topics such as organizational effectiveness, governance, and concerns facing the automotive aftermarket. As a key automotive aftermarket representative, JF is invited to sit on influential Groups such as the Canadian Automobile Service Information Standard (CASIS) Task Force, and the Canadian Automobile Partnership Council (CAPC). Additionally, he was a past Board member of the Automotive Service Labour Sector Council in Quebec (CSMO-Auto), and a member of the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE).

Dr. Mauricio Zelaya, Economics Leader | PhD

Dr. Zelaya is an accomplished economist with extensive experience in econometrics and statistical modelling for both private and public sector clients. He specializes in the economics of innovation, industrial organization, and more generally, the application of economic theory to real business issues. His work in this area spans across numerous industries, from oil & gas and mining to finance, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Zelaya has regularly conducted automotive economic research. He has led several projects with dedicated automotive sector analyses for clients including Toronto Global, City of Brampton, Waterloo EDC, Niagara FTZ.

John Barrett, Partner & Public Sector Lead | MBA

John has more than 25 years of experience advising public and private sector clients in a range of industries.  He leads Ernst & Young’s Public Sector Transaction Advisory Services practice in Ontario.  In this role, John advises public sector organizations on economic impact studies, feasibility assessments, competitiveness studies, talent and innovation as well as advising on viability assessments, current state/gap analyses, business plan reviews, change management, transaction, restructuring and other issues. 
John has experience in a wide variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, clean tech, and information and communication technology.

Jiahui (Ryan) Zhuang, Manager | MSc

Ryan is an economist with a focus in industrial economics. He has spent time working at economic think tanks and academic institutes in Canada, contributing to research on the topics of labour economics, innovation, and research & development. Prior to joining EY, Ryan was an economist at The Conference Board of Canada, where he contributed to various economic forecasting and research projects.
In his previous role as an economist at The Conference Board of Canada, Ryan was responsible for covering Ontario’s automotive manufacturing sector. His duties centered around monitoring and forecasting the sector’s employment and wage growth, as well as analyzing the long term impact of micro and macroeconomic trends on the sector.

Eduardo Retes, Senior Economist | MA

Eduardo is an economist with a background in economic research and analysis, focusing on industrial organization and applied econometrics. He specializes in private-sector and industry development analysis, exploring the role of private industry and investment on economic growth. Previously, Eduardo has had experience in central banking, corporate risk management, and academic research.
During his time in central banking, Eduardo supported the estimation for of the consumer price index and balance of payments for the automotive sector. Eduardo has also had exposure in automotive finance during his time working in risk management.


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