Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island — August 19, 2016 — CARSTAR Canada has released the final agenda for its upcoming annual industry conference, taking place in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island from August 24 to 26.
With a general theme focusing on the company uniting as ‘1’, this year’s conference will focus on the continued unification of CARSTAR Canada and US into CARSTAR North America.
“We are one CARSTAR. We have one vision, one mission and one core set of values,” says Michael Macaluso, President of CARSTAR North America. “This is year one for CARSTAR, as we are venturing into a new beginning and a new journey, built upon the same culture of excellence and fighting spirit. For CARSTAR, it is not only about being number one in our industry, it is about being a part of one community, having one united focus and driving forward as one CARSTAR family.”
The conference will kick off on Wednesday, August 24 with CARSTAR’s annual Walk to Support Cystic Fibrosis Canada before driving forward into a full schedule of influential speakers, expert break-out sessions, intriguing panel discussions and an informative vendor expo.
On board to speak at the event as one of the featured presentations is Dr. Nick Bontis. One of the world’s leading experts on intellectual capital and its impact on performance, Bontis is renowned for helping organizations leverage their most important intangible assets for sustainable competitive advantage. Joining Bontis in speaking at the conference is best-selling business author Jay Papasan and finance guru Etienne Berlinguet.
Closing out the conference, CARSTAR has announced a lavish premiere gala dinner and awards ceremony for Friday, August 26, which will serve to celebrate the best of CARSTAR and will feature a ‘roaring twenties’ theme.
“We are confident that, once again, our annual conference will excite and educate our franchise partners and provide them with the tools, resources and contacts to grow their business and improve their operations,” says Macaluso. “This is our largest network event of the year and is sure to be a show-stopper.
CARSTAR is an automotive repair franchise in North America, with nearly 500 locations spread across 30 US states and 10 Canadian provinces. Founded in Hamilton, Ontario in 1995, CARSTAR Canada repairs approximately 100,000 vehicles per year. For more information, visit carstar.ca.