Las Vegas, Nevada — Yesterday, many of the movers and shakers of Canada’s collision sector arrived at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas for the AIA’s annual Canada Night event.
Joining some of the most influential Canadian business owners were a number of representatives from aftermarket sector, including: Mitchell International, Fix Auto, BASF Canada, SATA, Specialty Product Sales, 3M Canada, CSN, Autohouse Technologies, Lift Auto Group, CosmosSync, CARSTAR, NAIT, Western Paint and Equipment, Gilbert Supply Co., Color Compass, Transit Inc., Baan Powertrain, NRS Brakes, SOGHU, NEXERASYS, NUCAP, Uni-Select, Dynamic Tire, DCI Solutions, TerraCan AutoPro, Canadian Tire, WD-40, AkzoNobel, AARO, Grand West Auto, Piston Ring Service, Consolidated Dealers Co-Operative, Symach, Peinture et pieces d’autos DR, Armatures DNS 2000, Vast Auto, Active Group Inc., Wakefield Canada, Craftsman Collision, LKQ Corporation, AutoChoice, PPG, and more.
While the event has traditionally been held at Caesar’s Palace, this year’s guestlist outstripped the occupancy limits of the long-serving venue. The Paris Hotel, however, did not disappoint. Guests were particularly impressed by the ice sculpture–and by the array of lobster and crab surrounding it.
With refreshments in hand, guests circulated the room. Daryll O’Keefe and Kate Tapley of Fix Auto made the rounds as a team, making sure no hands were left unshook, while Craig Sykora of 3M and Wade Bartok of Elite Body Shop lit up the dimly-lit venue with their brimming energy.
When the night came to a close it took quite a bit of effort for AIA officials to convince the Canadians to wrap things up and head for the doors—folks simply wanted to keep networking in what was the AIA’s most successful Canada Night to date.