Registration opens for 74th Annual ARA Convention and Exposition

Cutting the ribbon to officially open the ARA Convention and Exposition in 2016. This year's event will feature more than 20 educational sessions and over 100 exhibitors.

Manassas, Virginia — June 21, 2017 — Registration is now open for the 74th Annual ARA Convention and Exposition taking place November 1 to 4, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. A statement from ARA says this year’s event is expected to draw auto recyclers and vendors from around the world.

The Automotive Recyclers of Canada is affiliated with ARA, and a number of Canadians have held positions on the board. Currently David Gold of Standard Auto Wreckers and Dalbert Livingstone of Island Auto Supply serve as board members. 

Last year’s convention featured featured 24 speakers, including two keynotes: Tanvir Arfi of Solera and Joe Pickard of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). Arfi pointed to how today’s vehicles are essentially rolling personal computers, and how success for automotive recyclers will rely on embracing the technological revolution to connect with new buyers and deepen existing relationships. Pickard drew on his experience with ISRI to provide an overview of the key factors impacting the commodity and recycling markets, including demand drivers for scrap and pricing trends. For more, please see “ARA Expo puts technology in the spotlight.”

Highlights of the 74th Annual Convention include an opening day Recyclers’ Roundtable on “Tackling the Tough Issues,” 20-plus educational sessions with industry experts, two keynote sessions, 12 over 100 exhibitors, updates from ARA Committees, the Ladies of Automotive Recyclers Association (LARA) Breakfast and the AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Early bird pricing is in effect until September 22, 2017. Registration is available at araexpo.org.


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