2018 Young Executive Society (YES) Conference

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2018 Young Executive Society (YES) Conference

March 27 2018 @ 11:30 am - March 27 2018 @ 04:00 pm


Where insight, connections and innovative trends and initiatives go hand-in-hand.

The Young Executive Society (YES) Conference aims to provide powerful insight and connections to put young executives at the forefront of trends and new initiatives.

Do you see yourself as a future leader in the automotive aftermarket?
Does the automotive aftermarket and where the industry is heading excite you?


11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
12:30 PM – 12:45 PM
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM
4:00 PM
Registration, Lunch and Networking
Welcome and Introductions | Incoming YES Chairman announcement
Industry Mentor – Susan Hitchon
Keynote Speaker – Ted Graham
Refreshment Break
Workshop – Ted Graham
Conference Close



 Ted Graham
Head of Open Innovation at General Motors

The 5 things I learned about disruptive innovation as an UberX driver

Join Ted Graham as he speaks at the YES Conference about The 5 things I learned about disruptive innovation as an UberX driver and how to apply some of these lessons across a multitude of industries on the cusp of disruption.

Ted Graham was recently appointed the Head of Open Innovation at General Motors where he works with outside partners to solve important problems that will shape the future of transportation (including AI more generally, and specifically autonomous, shared and connected vehicles).

Previous to GM, Ted was PwC’s innovation leader and completed 99 rides as an UberX driver to see what he could learn about disruptive innovation in transportation and apply back to his own industry. His first hand account became a widely read article and the subject of numerous CBC interviews and a TEDx talk.

His forthcoming book The Uber of Everything helps readers understand the implications of Uber and its imitators across a multitude of industries.


$329 per person 

Buy one ticket & get an additional ticket for only $100!

Click here for event brochure and 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

Aloft Vaughan Mills
151 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan, ON L4K 0E6


A special room rate of $145 has been reserved.

Hotel Reservations: 1-866-716-8143 (please specify the “Automotive Industries room block” to receive the group rate)


Guestroom cut-off date:  Friday, March 16, 2018 – 4PM


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8540 Jane St
Concord, ON L4K 5A9 Canada
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