Toronto, Ontario -- March 29, 2017 -- Canada's largest event dedicated to automotive recycling will open its doors tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. The 2017 OARA Convention and Trade Show officially kicks off at the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre in Markham, Ontario.
The event runs for two full days on March 31 and April 1. Pre-registration for the event is now closed. Registration will still be available at the door on the morning of March 31.
The start time of the March 31 session has been pushed back to 8:30 a.m. in order to accomodate all of the information sessions planned.
You can check out the complete agenda for the 2017 OARA Convention and Trade Show below, and watch for exclusive coverage of the event from Canadian Auto Recyclers magazine!
Friday March 31, 2017
7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Registration Opens
8:30 - 8:40 a.m. Welcoming Remarks Steve Fletcher, OARA
8:40 - 9:05 a.m. Auto Recyclers and the Circular Economy, presented by Peter Hargreave, Ontario Waste Management Assoc.
9:05 - 9:30 a.m. eCommerce for Canadian Automotive Recyclers: Removing obstacles to reaching the US market, presented by Joe Ferrazzo and Jordan Schware, Hollander
9:30 - 9:50 a.m. The future of scrap tires in Ontario, presented by Andrew Horsman, Ontario Tire Stewardship
9:50 - 10:05 a.m. Special Presentation
10:05 - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Keynote: Don’t feed the monkey: a boot camp for owners, managers and key employees. Spend some time to take stock in yourself and identify which monkeys you are carrying and which ones are dragging you down, presented by Paul D’Adamo, Recycling Growth
11:15 - 11:35 a.m. Automated Procurement, presented by Eric Marrello, APU Solutions
11:35 - 12:15 p.m. New ELV Regulations: The coming operating standards for all ELV processors and the compliance plans to make this work, presented by Scott Sterling and Jimena Caicedo, MOECC
12:15 - 8:00 p.m. Trade Show Opening and Lunch
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ProgiPix/ProgiParts Meeting (auto recyclers only)
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Reception in the Trade Show
8:00 - 11:30 p.m. Charity Casino with Live Auction at 11:00 p.m. in support of the OARA Employee Scholarship Program
Saturday April 1, 2017
7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast with ARA: Automakers circular economy detour, presented by Michael Wilson, Automotive Recyclers Association
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Hollander Training Summit
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Keynote: Is it time for the Heimlich Maneuver on your inventory? A look at efficiencies that can eliminate bottle necks that cost you huge money every day, presented by Paul D'Adamo
9:45 - 10:10 a.m. Auto Recyclers and the importance of Data Marty Hollingshead, North Lake Auto Recyclers
10:10 - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Auto Recycler Issues Roundtable: facilitated discussions with today’s leading recyclers
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. New ELV Regulations: Industry response, questions and next steps, presented by Wally Dingman and Steve Fletcher, OARA
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Industry recognition luncheon
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. OARA Annual General Meeting and Elections (Direct Members and invited Guests only)
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Hollander Wrap Up Reception & Technology Displays