Niagara Falls, Ontario – In a social media press release, Consolidated Dealers Co-Op revealed the details of the ACE conference’s successful final day–the event having run from October 18 to the 19th, with opening networking activities having taken place on the 17th.
The event, which was held at the Fallsview Casino Resort and Convention centre in Niagara Falls, Ont., featured products and innovative technologies targeted to new-car dealerships, as well as presentations and panels directed to the automotive industry at large.
Key highlights from the three-day event included presentations from Lee Jeyes, head of innovation at Walmart Canada; an ACE “Hotstove” session with NHL legend Haley Wickenheiser, and sports journalist and host Rod Black; as well as discussions on incorporating artificial intelligence into business practices, after-sales retention and training, and the importance of addressing mental health in the workplace.
Thursday’s events featured breakfast and networking opportunities as well as discussions on “Leading Change, Creating a Culture of Engaged Teams,” with Neil Thornton, president and corporate strategist of Thornton Group.
Other panels during the day featured discussion on data usage in the automotive industry from economics to tracking scans and estimates.
The purpose of the event was to highlight the ACE mission which aims to provide education, inspiration and insights to fuel the success and drive of business, while also creating meaningful and purposeful connections with industry partners who will support accelerations towards future goals.