Almost 650. That’s the total number of registrants for Auto Remarketing Canada 2019, as the numbers started rolling in after last week’s event success.

AR Canada 2019 was held once again at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto this past week, and broached conversations spanning pertinent topics to the future of the auto industry in Canada and beyond.

Numbers for AR Canada have stemmed from above 500 and close to 600 during recent years.

But, the reason for the spike in attendance this year? We think that Dealer Training Tuesday might have had something to do with it. Yep, that’s our brand new offering. We brought together leading auto dealer trainers all in one place to give our attendees the best bang for their buck.

Think names like:

  • Jonathan Dawson, Sellchology
  • Phil Sura, UnityWorks
  • Michael Cirillo, The Dealer Podcast 
  • Alan Dickie, Alan Dickie Inc.
  • Samantha Cunningham Zawilinski, Potratz

Yep — need we say more? In other words, our event has always been designed to attract and assist Canada’s top independent and franchised auto dealers. But this year we took a step further. And it showed.

AR Canada enjoyed it’s highest dealer attendance ever with 325 dealers and dealership employees.

But retail and used-car success weren’t the only topics to be covered at AR Canada 2019 that covered three tracks: Remarketing & Fleet, Auto Finance and Retail.

Why? Because AR Canada aims to cover the most important issues covering the remarketing and used-car industries of Canada. Shifts in recent years include sessions regarding fintech, digital retailing, wholesale platform options and more. We aim to stay on the top of the evolution and changes that will impact your auto business long-term.

Throughout this year, we encourage you to stay in touch! You have a topic for a blog post? You want to make a pitch for the 2020 event? Have an article you think might be relevant to our mission? Please send it our way!

We encourage you also to submit to our 2020 Call for Speakers — and Save the Date for the event.

Here are two important dates to keep in mind for Auto Remarketing Canada 2020: 

  • The Call​​ for Speakers for AR Canada 2020 opens on December 16, 2019.
  • AR Canada 2020 is scheduled for April 7-8, 2020, at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto.
  • Interested in U.S. Events? Check out the upcoming Automotive Intelligence Summit​ to be held in Raleigh, N.C., July 23-25.

We look forward to seeing you at future Cherokee Media Group events! Follow @autoremktingCAN for updates throughout the year!