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Saturday – Sept. 21

Welcome Reception & Registration

7:00pm – 9:00pm – TBA

Cocktail and Hors d’oeuvres Reception & Registration (no need for other dinner arrangements)

Cocktail Refreshments Kindly Sponsored By: 

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Sunday – Sept. 22


Sponsor Promotion Booths Open for Dealers

9:00am – 11:00am – TBA


Luncheon: 12:00pm – 1:30pm – TBA

Kindly Sponsored By:

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perry izcovichPerry Itzcovitch, CADA Chair / Tim Reuss, CADA President

Perry will provide an overview of activities related to the Government Affairs and Industry Relations files that are top of mind for Canadian Dealers.


oumar dickoOumar Dicko, CADA Economist

Oumar will discuss the state of the Canadian & Western Canadian economy, trends at the national and Western Canadian car market, and the annual market forecast.




Workshop Presentations:  TBA

jay radkeModerated by Jay Radke, Founder of





charlie vogelheim1:45pm – 2:30pm – Charlie Vogelheim

Presentation: Where is Transportation heading and the next phase of transportation.

As an automotive industry journalist, Charlie Vogelheim, host of “The Flying Car Show,” will be joining us to to give a unique perspective on the changes coming to our industry.

Every major automobile manufacturer and many of their suppliers have labs in Silicon Valley that are at the forefront of future transportation.

There’s a lot of information to be disseminated in this session, from Waymo, Uber’s influence on automotive, Apple and Android’s in-car technology.  Charlie has us covered!  

With over 30 years of automotive industry experience including roles as VP at J.D. Power and as executive editor at both Kelley Blue Book and Motor Trend Auto Group. He is the principal of Vogelheim Ventures through which he is involved in a variety of initiatives including Motor Trend Audio, TPC Management, DrivingSales, RyanTech, and Webcars China.

Charlie is often a featured speaker at automotive seminars, educational meetings, and media interviews. He has been a regular radio correspondent and an automotive industry commentator for televised business news.

A Gonzaga University graduate and former commercial and Alaskan bush pilot, Charlie is continually fascinated by ongoing changes and technological developments.

randy barone2:30pm – 3:15pm – Randy Barone – President, Pearl Technology Holdings

Presentation:  Make Pre-owned Great Again!

In the past three years, pre-owned vehicle net profitability has sharply declined while vehicle and customer

acquisition costs have increased.  This workshop will review today’s used-vehicle market and the flaws of most dealer strategies, then show the high-profit strategies some dealers are using.  Attendees will learn five unique methods of acquiring inventory, marketing, stocking models, maximizing technologies and identifying potential profit centers.


3:15pm – 3:30pm – Networking Break

Kindly Sponsored By:

KAR Auction Services





3:30pm – 4:30pm – Anders Gustafson – Senior Vice President Americas & President and CEO Volvo Car USA

Presentation:  TBA

5:00pm – 6:00pm – Cocktail Reception – TBA

Kindly Sponsored By:

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6:00pm – Sirius XM Party

Monday – Sept. 23


Breakfast: 7:45am – 9:00am – TBA

neil addleyNeil Addley – Managing Director, JudgeService Research, LTD.





Breakfast Kindly Sponsored by JudgeService Research Ltd.

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sandra conrad9:15am – 10:00am – Sandra Conrad, CPHR, SHRM-SCP, BA, ABCP, HR Specialist, and CSR – DealerPILOT

Presentation: Succession and Retention in the XYZ Climate

We will discuss the differences between the generations, how to best attract and work with each, some information on succession and retention and key points to evaluate dealership preparedness.


darren shaw10:00am – 10:45pm – Darren Shaw, President & Founder, Whitespark

Presentation: New Google My Business Features You Need to Use Before Your Competition Does

Darren has analyzed the Google My Business listings for every auto dealer in Canada, and the results are shocking. Most dealers are not taking advantage of the incredible new features and opportunities on Google. This is actually good news for you though, because he will show you exactly what you need to be doing to gain an advantage over your competition while they’re asleep at the wheel.

10:45am – 11:00am – Networking Break

Kindly Sponsored By:

KAR Auction Services





11:00am – 1:00pm – Google



Luncheon: 1:00pm – 2:30pm – TBA


Chuck Sequin

1:30pm – 2:30pm Chuck Seguin  – President, Seguin Advisory Services

Presentation: The Future of Automotive Retailing in Canada & the Dealers’ Role






6:00pm – 7:00pm:  Gala Dinner Cocktails:  TBA

Cocktails Kindly Sponsored By:




7:00pm – 8:30pm:  Gala Dinner:  TBA

Dinner Wine Kindly Sponsored by:



jessica rectorJessica Rector, Thought Leader | Keynote Speaker | #1 Best-Selling Author

Presentation: Rev Up Your Engine: Ignite the Power of Confident Communication

Companies lose over $11,000 a year per employee due to poor communication.  How much money is

your organization losing?

To decrease this communication loss, Jessica shares the fundamental component of communication that

most people overlook which leads to conflict, misunderstandings, and stress.

Discover how to converse with different personalities, improve your communication confidence to talk to

anyone, anytime, anywhere about anything, and the single most important part of every conversation.

  • Examine your assumptions and listening skills to improve relationships and bottom-line
  • results
  • Discover why questions are crucial to successful communication to train and retain top talent
  • Identify how to use change to enhance engagement and retention throughout a conversation.

Kindly Sponsored by WD Co-Auto

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