Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association

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2018 OARA Convention & Trade Show

When: March 22, 2018 - March 24, 2018


Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre
8500 Warden Avenue
Markham, ON L6G 1A5

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Click here to register as a Delegate or download the Registration Form.

Convention at a Glance:

Thursday March 22, 2018

6:00 – 10:00 pm OARA Board Meeting

Friday March 23, 2018

7:00 am – 8:00 pm Registration Opens
9:00 am Industry Presentations and Seminars – part 1
12:30 – 8:00 pm Trade Show Opening and Lunch
2:00 – 3:00 pm Progi Meeting (Direct Members only)
4:00 – 8:00 pm Reception in the Trade Show
8:00 – 11:30 pm Silent Auctions and Charity Casino with a live auction at 11:00 pm for the OARA Employee Scholarship Program

Saturday March 24 , 2018

7:00 – 9:00 am OARA Annual Meeting & Breakfast (Directs only)
9:00 am Industry Presentations and Seminars – part 2
12:00 – 1:15 pm OARA Recognition Lunch
1:30 – 4:00 pm Industry Presentations and Seminars – part 3

Keynote Speaker: JC Cahill, New England Auto & Truck Recyclers.

JC is a well-known industry speaker, consultant, and recycler. He grew up in the recycling industry, and after graduating from the University of Vermont, JC decided to take a corporate career route. He worked for several years for both major consolidators at an executive level, serving as the National Sales Manager for GreenLeaf Auto Recycling and the Regional Director for B&R Auto Wrecking. JC also created the first hybrid self-service and full-service superstore for Schnitzer Steel. After spending a few years in the corporate arena, JC realized that his real passion was the recycling industry where he grew up. Today, JC is the owner of two successful recycling facilities: New England Auto and Truck Recyclers (NEATR) in Massachusetts, and Cahill’s Auto Parts in New York. JC’s other passion is teaching others the leadership and sales skills he has learned and practiced in his own business. His enthusiasm for teaching others is evident in his dynamic training classes, which have been attended by recyclers from across the industry. For over a decade, JC has enjoyed sharing some of his knowledge and a lot of his passion for the automotive recycling industry by speaking at state, regional, national, and worldwide automotive recycling conventions.


Hotel Reservations:

A limited number of rooms have been reserved for the Convention at the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre. Please contact the hotel directly at 1-800-593-9223 and quote the “Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association” to receive the group rate of $145 per night, with free parking. The group rate is subject to availability and is valid until March 8, 2018.

Don’t fall prey to bogus hotel booking services who call or email you offering cheaper hotel accommodations and claiming they are affiliated with OARA. Be aware that any such calls are fraudulent, and are not affiliated in any way with OARA.

Address: Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre, 8500 Warden Avenue, Markham, ON L6G 1A5 Reservations – 1-800-593-9223


Trade Show Hours 

Friday March 31, 2017

  • Set up 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Open 12:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Tear down 8:00 pm to midnight

New or seasoned, our exhibitors know that each year the OARA Trade Show and Convention will bring added value to their company.

  • As with last year, there will be no concurrent seminars to the Trade Show – you will have the undivided attention of all delegates from 12:45 to 8:00 pm.
  • The Passport Program ensures continuous traffic to your booth and offers the chance to engage with delegates outside of your current network.
  • Once again the Friday Lunch and Friday Reception will be hosted in the Trade Show area for maximum delegate interaction.

Here is our Exhibitor Floorplan and Exhibitor Agreement.

Confirmed Exhibitors (45 of 60 booths booked at 12/8/2017):

  • APU Solutions
  • Buddy Automotive Innovations
  • C&C Manufacturing (Aljon)
  • Canadian Towing Equipment
  • Cardinal Couriers
  • Car-Part.com
  • Commercial Forms Recycler Supply
  • Copart Canada
  • Cowan Insurance Group
  • Eagle Towing Equipment
  • ELV Select (2)
  • D.G. Bevan Insurance Brokers
  • Global Refining Group (4)
  • Hold Please Communications
  • Hollander (2)
  • Impact Auto Auction
  • Kobelco Construction Machinery USA **NEW**
  • Legend Smelting and Recycling  **NEW**
  • LKQ Corporation
  • Monidex Distribution (2)
  • PMR Inc (2)
  • Power-DB
  • Progi (2)
  • Canadian Recyclers Health Benefits
  • Recycling Equipment Canada
  • SLM Recycling
  • SST Salvage Supply & Technology
  • Stark Auto Sales
  • Trillium Tire
  • Triple M Metal  **NEW**
  • United Recyclers Group
  • Vortex Depollution
  • WEN Industries
  • Wholesale Auto Parts Warehouses (4)


Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your company at the 2018 OARA Trade Show and Convention. Whether you are looking for new exposure or long lasting visibility in the industry, we have a sponsorship package to fit your company needs.

Platinum Level:

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Gold Level:

  • Cardinal Couriers
  • Copart Canada
  • Impact Auto Auction
  • LKQ Corporation
  • PMR Inc.
  • Progi
  • Stark Auto Sales
  • Triple M Metal

Silver Level:

  • Cowan Insurance Group
  • ELV Select

Bronze Level:

Convention contact information:

Program: Steve @ 519.858.8761
Registration/Invoicing: Sherry @ 905.383.9788
Exhibitors/Sponsors: Steve @ 519.858.8761


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