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2014 OARA Convention & Trade Show

Toronto, ON M9W, Canada

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Come explore Canada’s largest Trade Show & Convention back at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel. Special guest speaker is industry consultant Rob Rainwater.

Click here to register as a Delegate.

Draft Convention Agenda:

Thursday March 27, 2014

5:00 – 10:00 pm OARA Board Meeting

Friday March 28, 2014

7:30 am – 9:00 pm Registration Opens

9:00 – 9:15 am Auto Recycling: The Year in Review. Steve Fletcher, OARA
9:15 – 9:30 am Moving Heaven and Earth: A 15 Year perspective on Canadian auto recycling. Ersilia Serafini, President, Summerhill
9:30 – 9:45 am Changes coming to OTS and the management of scrap tires in Ontario. Andrew Horsman, Executive Director, Ontario Tire Stewardship
9:45 – 10:10 am Power-DB by SolexD: Essential dashboards, work tools and controls designed just for recyclers. Get your numbers when you need them, without lifting a finger. Philippe Clermont, CEO, SolexD

10:10 – 10:30 am Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:00 am Seeing the trees in the forest. Those who are able to leverage technology most effectively at all levels of their organization will be able to produce more quickly, efficiently and accurately. Robert Counts, Counts Business Consulting
11:00 – 11:25 am Value in Data Integrity, Dwight Howard, APU Solutions
11:25 – 11:50 pm Developing a picture (image) strategy to help sell your inventory. Hollander, Inc
11:50 am – 12:05 pm New and Noteworthy: 3 Program Updates from Summerhill. Janet Taylor, Summerhill
12:05 – 12:35 pm A visual world: the effect of the internet on our industry. Rob Rainwater

12:35 – 8:00 pm Trade Show Opening and Lunch

5:00 – 8:00 pm Reception in the Trade Show

8:00 – 11:30 pm Charity Casino with a live auction at 11:00 pm for the OARA Employee Scholarship Program

Saturday March 29, 2014

7:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast with The Sunshine Foundation of Canada

9:00 – 10:00 am The 14 golden rules! How do we get salesmen to stop being order takers. Rob Rainwater

10:00 – 10:15 am Coffee Break

10:15 – 11:45 am Changes to the licencing of auto recyclers in Ontario. Ministry of Environment
11:45 am – 12:15 How to hire, train and set goals for all departments in your recycling business. Rob Rainwater

12:15 – 1:00 pm Industry Lunch

1:00 – 4:00 pm OARA Annual General Meeting and Elections (Direct Members and invited Guests only).

1:00 – 4:00 pm Employee Training

    • Hollander Product Update. Micheal Angeli, Hollander
    • Car-Part Product Update. Roger Schroder,
    • Sales Training with Rob Rainwater

Sunday March 30, 2014

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Auto Recyclers of Canada Board of Directors Meeting (all auto recyclers welcome, but you must pre-register to ensure enough space).

Hotel Reservations:

A limited number of rooms have been reserved for the Convention at the Marriott Toronto Airport Hotel. Please contact the hotel directly at 1-800-905-2811 and quote the “Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association” to receive the group rate of $135 per night, with free parking and free high speed internet access. The group rate is subject to availability and is valid until March 7, 2014.

You can book your reservation on line HERE.

Address: 901 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario M9W 1J5 Canada  1-800-905-2811


Trade Show Hours 

Friday March 28, 2014

  • 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.


To view the draft floor plan


  • Abrams Towing
  • Actual Systems of America – Pinnacle
  • Al-jon
  • APU Solutions
  • BAAN Powertrain Corp  **NEW**
  • Bomet Recycling
  • Buddy Automotive Innovations
  • Buffalo Engine Components **NEW**
  • Burlington Business Forms/BCAP
  • Canadian Recyclers Health Benefits
  • Canadian Towing Equipment
  • Cardinal Couriers
  • Checkmate by
  • Commercial Forms
  • Cool Catz
  • Counts Business Consulting   **NEW**
  • Cowan Insurance Group
  • Crow Environmental
  • Crush Software
  • D.G. Bevan Insurance Brokers
  • Eagle Towing Equipment
  • Envi-Recycle
  • F.S.T. Solutions  **NEW**
  • Glencoe Auto Recyclers  **NEW**
  • Hold Please Communications
  • Hollander, Inc (2)
  • HR Runciman & Co.
  • Impact Auto Auction
  • King-O-Matic Industries
  • Liberty Tire Recycling Canada
  • LKQ Corporation
  • MCI Cores
  • ML Environmental
  • Monidex Distribution (2)
  • Northshore Manufacturing/Builtrite  **NEW**
  • Phoenix Automotive Cores
  • Plas-Tech Recycling
  • Power-DB by SolexD  **NEW**
  • Progi (2)
  • Rebuilders Automotive Supply
  • Redhill Equipment
  • Retire Your Tire
  • SAS
  • Sellick Equipment Limited  **NEW**
  • SLM Recycling
  • SST – Salvage Supply & Technology
  • Safety-Kleen Canada  **NEW**
  • Summerhill Impact
  • Tonolli Canada    **NEW**
  • Trillium Tire
  • Veolia ES Canada Industrial Services
  • Vortex Depollution
  • WEN Industries    **NEW**
  • Wholesale Auto Parts Warehouses (4)


Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your company at the 2014 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.

Download the Sponsor Application Package.

Platinum Sponsors:





Gold Sponsors:

  • Cardinal Couriers
  • Car-part .com/Checkmate
  • Impact Auto Auction
  • LKQ Corporation
  • Stark Auto Sales

Silver Sponsors:

  • Cowan Insurance Group
  • Liberty Tire Recycling Canada
  • Parachute Software
  • Progi
  • Veolia ES Canada Industrial Services

Bronze Sponsors:

  • Actual Systems of America – Pinnacle
  • Phoenix Automotive Cores
  • Rebuilders Automotive Supply

Click Here to Register as a Delegate.







Convention contact information:

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