AIA Canada National Conference

Date

April 23, 2024
to April 24, 2024

Time

Location

Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre
655 Dixon Rd
Toronto
, Ontario
, M9W 1J3
(416) 244-1711

About this event

Join members of the auto care sector for the AIA Canada National Conference taking place on April 23 and 24 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre.  

There will be a cocktail reception April 23 in the evening, followed by a full day of conference programming on April 24 that focuses on hot topics in the auto care sector, industry trends, and the state of the auto care sector (also known as the aftermarket). 

Schedule

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 

Networking reception: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 

Conference: 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

*Schedule is subject to change.  

Registration and pricing

Early bird rate – available until March 20, 2024*

  • $275.00 (at a quantity less than 6 tickets)
  • $255.00 (at a quantity of 6 tickets or more)

*Group discounts are only available on early bird rates.

 

Regular rate $325.00 per person

 

Register now

All registration fees are subject to 13% HST.

Agenda

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Networking reception

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 

7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration opens
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 8:35 a.m. Opening remarks
8:35 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Driving innovation: The here, now, and next of Canada’s auto care sector with AIA Canada

The opening session of AIA Canada’s National Conference, presented by Jean-Francois Champagne, CAE, president and CEO of AIA Canada, will provide attendees with insight on who AIA Canada is, and how our initiatives and advocacy aim to ensure the longevity and success of the auto care industry.

Speaker: Jean-François Champagne, CAE, President and CEO, AIA Canada

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Overcoming labour market challenges in the industry: Current and future opportunities

AIA Canada and Ernst & Young (EY) have partnered to address the ongoing labour market challenges within the auto care industry. This session will leverage insights from various industry sectors to encourage thoughtful debates and to explore effective strategies to overcome challenges that span the entire industry. Together, we can shape the future of the auto care sector and drive success in the face of workforce complexities.

Moderator: James Channer, Chief Operating Officer, In Motion Brands

Panelists:

Allan McClelland, RSE, Dean School of Transportation, Centennial College

Additional panelists: To be announced

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Networking break
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Concurrent sessions

These sessions will be taking place simultaneously in separate rooms. All attendees are welcome to attend the session of their choice.

Please note, these sessions will be offered again at 11:15 a.m.


Women in the Auto care sector

Speaker: To be announced


Young Professionals in the Auto care sector

Speaker: Daryl Benton, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Automotive Aftermarket, MANN+HUMMEL


Market research and data

Speaker: To be announced

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Concurrent sessions

These sessions will be taking place simultaneously in separate rooms. All attendees are welcome to attend the session of their choice.


Women in the Auto care sector

Speaker: To be announced


Young Professionals in the Auto care sector

Speaker: Daryl Benton, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Automotive Aftermarket, MANN+HUMMEL


Market research and data

Speaker: To be announced

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Networking luncheon and awards presentation
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The road ahead: Top trends in the auto care sector

Join us for a live session of AIA Canada’s vodcast, Curbside Chat where we discuss real issues with the professionals who drive the auto care sector.

Host: Lorraine Sommerfeld

Speakers: To be announced

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Closing plenary

Speaker: To be announced

3:00 p.m. Closing remarks

 

Hotel reservations

AIA Canada is pleased to offer special rates starting at $195.00 plus tax at the Delta Hotels Toronto Airport & Conference Centre.  

To book a hotel room, please contact:   

Phone: 1-416-244-1711 or 1-888-236-2427  

Book online 

Block name: AIA Canada National Conference  

Rates are eligible until Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Guestrooms will be subject to availability on a first come, first served basis. Book now!  

 

Travel

Air Canada    

Book online at www.aircanada.com and enter promotion code FYRUJ9J1 to receive a 10 percent discount on eligible fares*. The travel period begins Tuesday, April 16, 2024 and ends Wednesday, May 01, 2024. *5 percent discounts will apply to standard fares, 10 percent flex fares and up for North American travel.     

WestJet   

Book online at www.westjet.com/conventions and enter promotion code 8G1C4KX to receive a 5 percent discount off Econo, 10 percent discount off EconoFlex and Premium base fares for guests travelling to Toronto, ON only. The travel period begins Tuesday, April 16, 2024 and ends Wednesday, May 01, 2024. No discount will apply to Basic or Business class bookings. Travel Agents GDS promotion code: YBF26.  

Sponsors

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How the program works

  • Members select their departure city from the drop-down menu
    1. Choose Valet or Self-Park where applicable
    2. Enter their outbound and return dates
    3. Click find your rate
    4. The rates will automatically load
    5. Print a copy of the coupon
  • When exiting the lot
    1. Scan the printed Park’N Fly coupon at the Self-Park pay station
  • If members are using a Valet location
    • Hand a copy of the printed voucher to the agent at check-out or give them the discount code 1120313 once the code is entered by the agent the rate will automatically append to the AIA Canada rate program.
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  • At check out members simply scan their pre-printed coupon the Valet or Self-Park pay station
  • When exiting the lot
    • Select form of payment
      1. Credit card
      2. Debit card
    • If they have any difficulties simply
      1. Manually enter 1120313 at the pay station and the rate will be applied
    • Scan the Park’N Fly ticket