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September 12, 2018

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

2018 Knowledge Exchange Series – Saskatchewan


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Event Details

Looking at an electric motor, you would think someone stole half the machine – along with half of your repair shop’s business.

With the rise of electric cars, automotive service providers (ASPs) may experience significant reductions in vehicle service and maintenance volume. Cars are being equipped with telematic systems that give OEMs the ability to connect wirelessly to vehicles in order to send and receive information.

Car owners could have fewer options of where they take their car to be serviced and a free and competitive auto care marketplace could be threatened.

AIA Canada’s Saskatchewan Knowledge Exchange Series will:

  • Address the impact of technological disruption on aftermarket businesses,
  • Explore technical and regulatory issues related to the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles,
  • Discuss the battle of data ownership and the dilemma the aftermarket faces surrounding access to vehicle data and,
  • Address the shortfall of automotive technicians equipped to handle connected and autonomous vehicles and the need for digital skills.


Vehicle manufacturing cannot enter the 22nd century while the aftermarket remains in the 21st century


Program at a Glance

9:30 am – 10:00 am
Registration & Breakfast

10:00 am – 10:15 am
Bob Jaworski, AIA Canada Board, Director at Large – Welcome Remarks

10:15 am – 11:00 am
France Daviault,  AIA Canada Vice President– AIA Canada & the Future

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Michel Julien, Team Xtreme Tech  – Who Needs Reprogramming?

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch & Networking Opportunity

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Andrew Shepherd, AIA Canada Senior Director, Industry Programs  – Preview of the Outlook Study

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
John Cochrane, Cochrane Automotive, Owner/Government Licensed Class A Technician – The Future of Access to Vehicle Repair Information

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
France Daviault,  AIA Canada Vice President – AutoConnex & the Aftermarket Labour Challenge

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Ciaran Downes, SGI Senior Director, National Appraisal Services – New Automotive Technologies: An Insurer’s Perspective

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Panel Discussion – What’s Keeping You Awake at Night?

4:00 pm
Closing Remarks

Hotel Accommodations

Reserve your hotel room

Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre

2002 Airport Drive

Saskatoon, SK S7L 6M4
Meeting Room Name:  Canadian room

Guestroom Cut-off: Monday, August 13th
Discounted Group Rate:  $129.00 / Standard King

Individual Reservations Instructions:
Phone Number: (306)-242-1440 then press option 1
Reference: AIA – Knowledge Exchange Series


*Please note that we are experiencing technical difficulties with our payment processing system and are working on a solution. In the meantime, please contact Ann McEvoy, finance coordinator, at 1-800-808-2920 ext. 235 to process your registration.



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