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May 10, 2022 to May 11, 2022

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

AIA Canada Annual Conference


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Join us in Toronto for AIA Canada’s Annual Conference, where AIA Canada members, stakeholders, and partners are coming together to engage and connect.

Welcome Reception "The Future of Mobility"

May 10th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Don’t miss this opportunity to see new and familiar faces and catch up with industry colleagues.

We’ll kick off the Annual Conference with networking and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a fireside chat with Jean-François Champagne, President of AIA Canada, and Ted Graham on The Future of Mobility.

Jean-François and Ted will chat about the zero-emission vehicle and its impact on the automotive industry infrastructure, the role of data in the future of mobility, and connecting to customers beyond the car.

Join us in celebration as we present the 2022 AIA Canada Young Leader of the Year Award, which recognizes the efforts of outstanding young executives or managers who have excelled in one or more of the following areas: leadership, innovation, industry contribution, volunteer work with AIA, and volunteer/community work outside of the Association.

Purchase your ticket now!
Open to AIA Canada Members and Non-Members. Pre-registration is required.

About Ted Graham

Ted Graham, Innovation Strategist, and Bestselling Author, The Uber of Everything: How the Freed Market Economy is Disrupting and Delighting

Ted is the Head of Open Innovation and Venture Principal at General Motors where he helps identify and invest in partnerships that will help build new forms of mobility including autonomous, electric and connected vehicles. He is also the former Innovation leader at PWC and a McKinsey strategy consultant with a focus on understanding and leveraging people networks to influence the spread of ideas.

Ted often speaks to audiences about The 5 things I learned about disruptive innovation as an UberX driver and how to apply some of these lessons across a multitude of industries on the cusp of disruption. His first-hand account was initially released as a TEDx talk and is now part of his book called "The Uber of Everything".

Schedule & Registration

  Date Time Access Registration
AIA Canada Board of Directors Meeting May 10, 2022 9:00am – 3:30pm Closed Meeting N/A
AIA Canada Division Chairs Meeting May 10, 2022 8:30am – 11:30am Closed Meeting N/A
AIA Canada Annual General Meeting – Welcome Reception "The Future of Mobility" May 10, 2022 6:00pm – 9:00pm Open to AIA Canada Members and Non-Members Register now!
High Fives for Kids Board of Directors Meeting May 11, 2022 8:30am – 11:30am Closed Meeting N/A
Women in the Aftermarket Leadership Forum presented by Fix Network May 11, 2022 8:30am – 11:30am Invitation Only N/A
AIA Canada Annual General Meeting (AGM) Luncheon & The State of the Industry Panel Discussion May 11, 2022 12:00pm – 2:00pm Open to AIA Canada Members Register now!
CEO Updates and Roundtable Discussion May 11, 2022 2:30pm – 5:00pm Invitation Only N/A
Young Professionals in the Aftermarket (YPA) Committee Meeting  May 11, 2022  2:30pm – 4:30pm Closed Meeting N/A

Cancellation and Refunds Policy
A full refund for registration cancellations will be available until May 2, 2022. Registration cancellations after May 2, 2022, are non-refundable. Registrations are non-transferrable.

AIA Canada Annual General Meeting Luncheon & The State of the Industry Panel Discussion

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the members of the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada will be held on May 11, 2022. 

Join us for a panel discussion on the state of the industry immediately following the AGM, where we will bring together some of the top executives in the aftermarket industry for a conversation on what lies on the road ahead for workforce development and the Right to Repair.

JF Champagne
President, AIA Canada

Costa Haitas
President, The Mufflerman

Debbie McCarthy, CHRL
Global Vice President of Human Resources, Fix Network

Zara Wishloff
President & CEO, Automotive Parts Distributors

Open to AIA Canada Members. Pre-registration is required.


Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre
655 Dixon Rd
Toronto, ON M9W 1J3

Hotel Room Reservation Block

AIA Canada is pleased to offer special rates starting at $160.00 plus tax at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre.

To book a hotel room, please contact: 

Phone: 416-244-1711
Block Name: AIA Canada Annual Conference
Book online here

Rates are eligible until Monday, April 18, 2022. Guestrooms will be subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis. Book now!

Travel Discounts

Air Canada
Book online at and enter promotion code TFJKCW71 to receive a 10% discount on eligible fares*. The travel period begins Tuesday, May 3, 2022, and ends Wednesday, May 18, 2022. *5% discounts will apply to standard fares, 10% flex fares & up for North American travel.

Book online at and enter promotion code 2T1B6OK to receive a 5% discount off Econo, 10% discount off EconoFlex, and Premium base fares for guests traveling to Toronto, Ontario (YYZ) only. The travel period begins Tuesday, May 3, 2022, and ends Wednesday, May 18, 2022. No discount will apply to Basic or Business class bookings. Travel Agents GDS promotion code: YBB75.

VIA Rail
Book online at and enter VIA convention discount code 14233 to receive a 10% discount* on the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, and Business Plus from all stations throughout the VIA system to Toronto, Ontario, and return. The travel period begins Sunday, May 8, 2022, and ends Sunday, May 15, 2022. *Does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class. Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking.

Health and Safety

AIA Canada has planned and structured the conference with the safety and comfort of our attendees in mind. We will follow all government guidelines as mandated by the Province of Ontario.  
At this time, proof of vaccination and masks are not required in event spaces in Ontario. However, we strongly encourage all attendees to wear a mask. We ask that all attendees remain kind and respectful of each other's decisions and comfort levels. 
Should you develop symptoms of COVID-19 prior to the event, we ask you to please stay home.


For any questions or inquiries, please contact the AIA Canada Events Team at


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