2018 Aftermarket Conference for Executives (ACE)

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2018 Aftermarket Conference for Executives (ACE)

April 25 2018 @ 06:30 pm - April 26 2018 @ 03:00 pm


Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

123 Queen St W  | Toronto, ON | M5H 2M9

Ahead of the curve: what is the future of the automotive industry?


When it comes to making sound business decisions, being at the forefront of industry trends is a must.

The automotive aftermarket is advancing at a rapid pace and telematics systems and vehicle connectivity have the potential to significantly alter the already competitive automotive landscape in Canada.

Are you ahead of the curve? 


The Aftermarket Conference for Executives (ACE) will bring together industry leaders to discuss the rapidly evolving global automotive developments while exploring practical solutions to ensure that the Canadian aftermarket remains a strong and vibrant industry.


April 25th

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
AIA Welcome Reception

April 26th

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Registration & Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:30 am
Welcome Remarks: JF Champagne, AIA Canada President

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Opening Keynote Speaker:  Nikolas Badminton | The Future of the Automotive Industry

10:30 am – 11:00 am
Network Break

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Keynote Speaker:  Diane Francis | Canada/US Outlook Forecasting Our Ongoing Relationship

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
TEDx Talks: 2018, the Good, the Bad & the Future

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Closing Keynote Speaker:  Michael Hyatt | Leading With Grit, Passion, And People

3:15 pm
Closing Remarks

3:30 pm
Conference Close



Diane Francis – Canada/US Outlook Forecasting Our Ongoing Relationship

Diane Francis is an award-winning columnist, bestselling author, investigative journalist, television commentator, and screenplay writer. She has written pieces for newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and New York Post. She is editor-at-large at Canada’s National Post and writes for the US Edition of The Huffington Post.

Diane Francis is an expert on Silicon Valley and future technology. Always provocative, her direct and forceful writing has established her international reputation in covering the personalities, trends, and financial backstories that affect companies, individuals, governments and societies.


Nikolas Badminton – The Future of the Automotive Industry

Nikolas is a world-respected futurist speaker, author, and researcher. He wows audiences with keynote speeches on the impact of exponential technologies including: Mobility and Autonomous Transportation; Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality; Work Productivity; Hospitality and Travel; The Sharing Economy; Smart Cities; Education; The Future of AI integrated with Life and Business; and Predictions for Humanity from 2018 to 2030, and beyond.

Nikolas regularly appears on the BBC, CBC, CTV, Global News, Fast Company, VICE, The Atlantic, and writes for the Techcrunch, Huffington Post, Forbes, Venturebeat, and other media.


Michael Hyatt – Leading with Grit, Passion, and People

Michael Hyatt became a self-made millionaire by building two highly successful tech firms that he sold for $500 million dollars. Today, Michael ranks as one of Canada’s top entrepreneurs, and was a celebrated “Dragon” on CBC’s online sensation Next Gen Den.

A founding partner at the Rotman School of Management’s prestigious Creative Destruction Lab, Michael acts as a coach for venture founders to set business and technical milestones to increase the ventures’ chances of success.



AIA Members: $799 per person (taxes extra)

Non-AIA Members: $1,249 per person (taxes extra) 


Complete the form and fax to 613-728-6021 | click here to register online.

For assistance with registration, please contact: Tawny Myers at 800-808-2920 ext 230 or email: tawny.myers@aiacanada.com.



Reserve your hotel room

The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen St West
Toronto, ON M5H 2M9


A special room rate of $249 has been reserved at the Sheraton Centre Toronto for attendees.

To take advantage of this time sensitive rate, please call 1-888-627-7175 with the group reference code ‘AD24AC’ to make your reservation or book your reservation online.

*cut-off date for the special rate is 5:00PM EST on March 27th, 2018



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Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen St W
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