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 – 9:00 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

7:30 – 9:00 am Industry Breakfast with ARA
9:00 am Industry Presentations and Seminars – part 2
12:00 – 1:15 pm OARA Recognition Lunch
1:30 – 4:30 pm OARA Annual General Meeting & Elections (Direct Members and invited Guests only).

Keynote Speaker: JC Cahill, Northeast Auto Recyclers.

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 7, 2018.

You can book your reservation on line HERE.

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. They may be scams to take your money or they are booking rooms for their own benefit, not OARA’s.

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


Trade Show Hours 

Friday March 31, 2017

  • Set up 7:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Open 1:00 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.

Confirmed Exhibitors:

  • We will start booking exhibitors in October 2017


Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your company at the 2017 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.

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Convention contact information:

Program: Steve @ 519.858.8761
Registration/Invoicing: Sherry @ 1.800.390.8743
Exhibitors/Sponsors: Steve @ 519.858.8761