There are a lot of elements that go into planning a successful conference for our attendees — choosing a convenient location, creating fun and frequent networking opportunities, ensuring there are plenty of snacks available between sessions, and, perhaps most importantly, building a stellar lineup of speakers and sessions.

We are still finalizing some details of the agenda, but we wanted to give you a peek at this year’s schedule in progress.

We’re featuring confirmed workshops from:

  • Rene Abdalah, RVI Group
  • Duncan Cochrane, Strathcom Media
  • Geoff Helby, ALG
  • Roger Dunbar, TRADER
  • Michael Rothe, OMVIC
  • Elizabeth Maishlish, AMVIC
  • NCM Associates
  • DealerSocket
  • Canadian Black Book

Confirmed keynotes include:

  • “Auto Finance Canada: Benchmark Intelligence Report” from Dwayne Furmidge, Benchmark Consulting International
  • Paul Potratz, Potratz Advertising
  • “Millennials: How They Are Changing Automotive Retailing and Lending Forever” from Michael Collins, Dealertrack Technologies
  • “Millennials, value streams and buying habits — what you need and don’t want to know — to succeed” from Todd Bourgon at Trillium Automobile Dealers Association

There are many more speakers and session to be added, so be sure to keep an eye on the agenda page ( and check back frequently for updates.

Plus, be sure to register for the conference, which is coming up in just 63 days from today, April 4-5, 2016, at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto.

And while you’re at it, you have just over a month to make your reservation at the Westin Harbour Castle and snag the conference room rate of CA$219/night, only available through March 10.

Hope to see you there!