Registration opens soon for CADA Summit 2021
December 7th, 2020
CADA is gearing up for its 9th annual CADA Summit, which will be held online on February 3, 2021. Registration to attend the blockbuster program is opening soon, and will allow dealer members to register for $99 and receive five logins to ensure other dealership employees can also attend.
The 2021 event explores the theme of Accelerating Change in the automotive industry and what that will mean for dealers moving forward. Several keynote speakers, along with speakers for three panel sessions have already been announced.
“We are gearing up for what will undoubtedly be another exceptional CADA Summit as speakers dive in and explore some of the more pressing topics for dealers amid the pandemic,” said Bonnie Wasser, CADA’s Industry Relations Manager.
Three keynote speakers have so far been announced: Stephen Poloz, former Governor of the Bank of Canada, and now Special Advisor at Osler, David Frum, Social and Political Commentator, and Jeremy Gutsche, CEO of Trend Hunter and New York Times bestselling author of Better and Faster. More speaker announcements are anticipated between now and 2021.
A new panel on digital finance and lease processes was also added to the program, and will consider how the crisis has accelerated digital finance and how transactions can shift to digital while protecting both the dealer and the customer. Speakers include John Carmichael, Chief Executive Officer and Registrar at the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC), and Andrew Ojamae, President & CEO of AutoIQ in Barrie, Ont.
Another panel will explore the Rebirth of Canadian Automotive Manufacturing and what this will mean for dealers. Featured speakers include Denis DesRosiers, President of DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC), and Flavio Volpe, President of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association (APMA).
CADA Summit 2021 will also include a dealer panel featuring Stephen Chipman, Birchwood Automotive Group, Winnipeg, Man.; Susan Gubasta, Mississauga Toyota, Mississauga, Ont.; Charles Saillant, Groupe Saillant, Ste-Foy, Que.; and Kim Day, Steele Auto Group, Dartmouth, N.S. The panel will focus on a range of questions, including how auto retailers have been coping with COVID-19 and adjusting their businesses and processes.
Event participants will also be able to take part in Q&A sessions with the speakers, network with other dealer attendees from across the country, and honour the 2020 CADA Dealer Satisfaction Index Survey (DSI) award recipients and CADA Laureates.
TD Auto Finance is the CADA Summit’s Exclusive Sponsor.