If you hadn’t heard already, Auto Remarketing Canada, a Toronto annual auto-biz fixture, is moving later in the year to September. But the highlights, must-sees and elements that make AR Canada what it is remain the same (It will just be more fun walking around Toronto in the evening post-conference).
We covered that update in last week’s post — in order to help make your decision to save the date for your early summer calendar.
But as the AR Canada 2020 Call for Speakers remains open until March 16, many of the specific topics that will be covered during September’s event — once again held at the Westin Harbour Castle — have yet to be decided.
Respond to the AR Canada 2020 Call for Speakers, Closing March 16.
That said, even as the AR Canada 2020 agenda has yet to take full shape, what is clear is the trends top of mind for the auto industry in Canada. Here are some of the latest headlines from Cherokee Media Group’s Auto Remarketing Canada publication. It’s timely coverage inevitably provides a window into topics top of mind for the Auto Remarketing Canada 2020 event:
10 assertions from TransUnion study on Canadian fintech borrowers: A new study released by TransUnion explored the evolving trends around the fintech lender landscape in Canada, which can have an impact on how consumers secure auto financing and manage their other credit commitments.
Used-vehicle prices high for market returnees: Auto Remarketing Canada sought out experts from the Canadian auto retail market to get the pulse on vehicle affordability for 2020, and what consumers and dealers can expect to see on lot-price stickers.
- Automakers get quick start to CPO in 2020: Automakers shared their early certified pre-owned sales results with Auto Remarketing Canada, and it appears they are off to a quick start.
- Good and bad news for dealers: The empowered consumer: Many Canadian auto dealers are concerned about consumers becoming armed with more information, according to a report from Kijiji Autos. For dealers, are better-informed consumers good or bad for business?
Rapid, moderate, or slow? Report examines EV adoption scenarios: Rapid adoption of electric vehicles — a scenario in which EVs represent 30% of Canada’s vehicle stock, compared to less than 3% today — would reduce domestic oil consumption by about 252,000 barrels per day, according to Ernst and Young, or EY.
The Auto Remarketing Canada 2020 conference in Toronto will also feature the second-ever Canadian Dealer Training Day (DTD). This offering is designed to bring the top auto sales trainers together for a full day of training and strategizing, giving dealer attendees and auto-retail professionals the choice of a variety of expertise and fresh opinions on sales tactics — at one event, and with no extra charge.
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The lineup for the 2020 Dealer Training Day is taking shape with the following confirmations on the books already: Alan Dickie, president, Alan Dickie, Inc.; and Wye Management, the official training outfit of the Used Car Dealers Association of Ontario (UCDA). Stay tuned for more on AR Canada’s DTD in coming weeks, if sales is your wheelhouse!
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