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2019 OARA Convention & Trade Show

Mississauga, ON L5N 2L3, Canada

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Photos from the 2019 Event!

Thursday March 28, 2019
6:00 pm OARA Board of Directors Meeting

Friday March 29, 2019
5:00 am Exhibitor move in
7:00 am Registration opens
8:30 am Presentations & Seminars
12:30 pm Trade Show opens
8:00 pm Trade Show closes and Exhibitor move out
8:00 pm Live entertainment and fundraiser for the OARA Scholarship Program

Saturday March 30, 2019
8:00 am Direct Member Breakfast
8:30 am OARA Annual Meeting
10:00 am Presentations & Seminars
noon Recognition Luncheon
4:00 pm Convention ends

DRAFT Speakers Agenda

Thursday March 28, 2019
Executive Studio South 6:00 – 10:00 pm OARA Board Meeting
Friday March 29, 2019
Foyer 7:30 am – 9:00 pm Registration Open
Hazel McCallion Ballroom 8:30 – 8:40 am Welcoming remarks. Steve Fletcher, OARA
8:40 – 9:10 am Scrap update and insights for auto recyclers. Mario Venditti, Triple M Metals
9:10 – 9:40 am Scrap tires in Ontario: the new marketplace realities with RPRA and PRO’s for Collectors and Haulers. Sarah Webb, YESS
9:40 – 10:15 am 2018 North American marketplace results. Jeff Schroder,
Foyer 10:15 – 10:30 am Coffee Break
Hazel McCallion Ballroom 10:30 – 11:10 am Dan Marks Keynote: State of the Industry
11:10 – 11:45 am Compliance/enforcement activities relating to EASR for end-of-life vehicles. Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MOECP), Environmental Enforcement and Compliance Office
11:45 am – 12:30 pm Panel discussion with industry leaders: The Changing Industry.  Scott Robertson, Chad Counselman and Andrew MacDonald
Graydon Hall 12:30 – 8:00 pm Trade Show Opening and Lunch
Britannia Room 2:00 – 3:00 pm ProgiPix/ProgiParts Meeting (auto recyclers only)
Graydon Hall 5:00 – 8:00 pm Reception in the Trade Show
Hazel McCallion Ballroom 7:30 – midnight Fundraiser for the OARA Employee Scholarship Program with The Dave Murphy Band, silent and prize auctions, social gaming (blackjack, roulette, craps, Texas hold’em)
Saturday March 30, 2019
Hazel McCallion BCD 8:30 – 10:00 am OARA Annual General Meeting Breakfast (Direct Members and Guests only)
Foyer 10:00 – 10:15 am Coffee Break
Hazel McCallion BCD 10:15 – 11:00 am Bounty Hunter: How to eliminate RISKS and maximize REWARDS with the Takata Airbag Bounty. Paul D’Adamo, RAS Cores
11:00 – 11:40 am Car-Part Interchange Plus:  enhanced interchange and how recyclers can improve their inventory using CPI+ and CrashLink    Roger Schroder,
11:40 am – noon Tundra TakeBack: how auto recyclers can help clean up Canada’s Far North. Lani Warsh, Scout Environmental
Hazel McCallion BCD noon – 1:00 pm Industry Recognition Luncheon
Hazel McCallion BCD 1:00 – 1:20 pm SGI Salvage: where auto recyclers and insurers work together to manage Saskatchewan’s total losses and sell more parts. Michele Morrison, Director, SGI Salvage
1:20 – 2:00 pm Product Training with Hollander – What’s new with Powerlink and eLink. Laurie Woods, Hollander Product Trainer
2:00 – 2:30 pm ProgiPix and ProgiParts Updates. Patrick Turcotte & Maxime Labrie, Progi
2:30 – 3:30 pm Panel discussion with industry leaders: Know Your Customer. Scott Robertson, Chad Counselman and Dan Marks
3:30 – 4:00 pm EASR Manual & Training for ELV processors: What you need to know   Steve Fletcher, OARA


Registration is now open by downloading the Application Form or online HERE.


Hotel Reservations:

A limited number of rooms have been reserved for the Convention at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale. Please contact the hotel directly at 1-905-821-1981 and quote the “Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association” to receive the group rate of $129 per night, with free parking. The group rate is subject to availability and is valid until March 7, 2019.

You can also book online at

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 Mississauga/Meadowvale, 6750 Mississauga RoadMississauga, ON L5N 2L3 Reservations – 1-905-821-1981.


Trade Show Hours 

Friday March 29, 2019

  • Set up 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Open 12:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Tear down 8:00 to 11:00 pm

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.

Registered Exhibitors:

  • 360 Solutions
  • AIM Recycling Hamilton
  • Aljon by C&C
  • Benmet Steel & Metal
  • Billen Transportation
  • Buddy Automotive
  • Burco Inc
  • CCC Pinnacle
  • Cardinal Couriers
  • Canadian Recycler Health Benefits
  • Canadian Towing Equipment
  • Copart
  • Commercial Forms
  • Cowan Insurance Group
  • Crush U Pull It Software
  • D.G. Bevan Insurance Brokers
  • Eagle Towing Equipment
  • ELV Select (3)
  • EZ-Route
  • Global Refining Group (4)
  • Hollander/APU
  • HR Runciman
  • Hold Please Communication
  • Impact Auto Auction
  • Legend Smelting & Recycling
  • LKQ Corporation
  • Monidex International (2)
  • PMR (2)
  • Power-DB
  • Progi
  • Rebuilders Automotive Supply (RAS)
  • Recycling Equipment Canada
  • Retire Your Tire
  • Robert Green Equipment Sales (Kobelco)
  • SLM Recycling
  • Salvage Supply & Technology (SST)
  • Scout Environmental (Tundra TakeBack)
  • Stark Auto Sales
  • SuperShear
  • Target Recycling
  • Trillium Tire
  • Triple M Metals
  • United Catalyst Corporation (UCC)
  • United Recyclers Group (URG)
  • WEN Industries
  • Wholesale Auto Parts Warehouses (4)


Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your company at the 2019 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:


Gold Level:

  • Cardinal Couriers
  • Copart
  • Hollander/APU
  • Impact Auto Auctions
  • LKQ Corporation
  • PMR
  • Progi
  • SLM Recycling
  • Stark Auto Sales
  • Triple M Metals

Silver Level:

  • CCC Pinnacle
  • Global Refining Group

Bronze Level:

  • Cowan Insurance Group
  • ELV Select
  • SGI Salvage
  • Supershear

Convention contact information:

Agenda & Program: Steve @ 519.858.8761 or steve@oara<dot>com
Exhibitors, Sponsors & Registration: Steve @ 519.858.8761 or steve@oara<dot>com