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2020 OARA Convention & Trade Show

Mississauga, ON L5N 2L3, Canada

EVENT CANCELLED – our next event is March 25-27, 2021.


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Agenda at a Glance:

Thursday March 26, 2020
3:00 pm OARA Board of Directors Meeting
6:00 pm Informal meet & greet in the Lobby Bar

Friday March 27, 2020
5:00 am Exhibitor move in
7:00 am Registration opens
8:45 am Presentations & Seminars
12:30 pm Trade Show opens
8:00 pm Trade Show closes and Exhibitor move out
8:00 pm Live entertainment with the return of The Dave Murphy Band, charity casino, auctions and fundraisers for the OARA Scholarship Program

Saturday March 28, 2020
8:00 am Direct Member Breakfast
8:30 am OARA Annual Meeting
9:00 am  – 12:30 pm TECHnologyLAB training with 10 data and technology vendors
10:00 am Presentations & Seminars
12:30 pm Industry Recognition Luncheon
1:30 – 3:30 pm Sales School with Mike Kunkell and Lee Worman from Profit Team Consulting (limited seating, registration required). **NEW**


Detailed Agenda

Here is our Presentation Agenda as of 3-4-2020:

Thursday March 26, 2020
Executive Studio South 3:00 – 6:00 pm OARA Board Meeting
Lobby Bar 6:00 – 11:00 pm Informal Meet & Greet in the Lobby Bar
Friday March 27, 2020
Foyer 7:30 am – 9:00 pm Registration Open
Hazel McCallion Ballroom 8:50 – 9:00 am Welcoming remarks. Steve Fletcher, OARA
9:00 – 9:30 am Industry Data and Interchange., Hollander
9:30 – 10:15 am Buy or Die: A comprehensive look is taken at the ramifications of not buying, the proper way to determine the buying budget. Mike Kunkel, Profit Team Consulting
Foyer 10:15 – 10:30 am Coffee Break
Hazel McCallion Ballroom 10:30 – 11:10 am Non-parts Revenue Panel. TBD
11:10 – 11:40 am The 7 Line Profit & Loss Statement: A simple way to look at the monthly P & L to spot trouble areas. Mike Kunkel, Profit Team Consulting
11:40 am – noon Scrap Tires/RPRA Panel. TBD
noon – 12:30 pm Compliance/enforcement activities relating EASR for end-of-life vehicles. Jerry Stenko and Jatin Patel, Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MOECP), Environmental Enforcement and Compliance Office
Graydon Hall 12:30 – 8:00 pm Trade Show open
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, casino-style gaming (blackjack, roulette, craps, Texas hold’em)
Saturday March 28, 2020
Hazel McCallion BCD 8:30 – 10:00 am OARA Annual General Meeting Breakfast (Direct Members and Guests only)
South Studio 3 9:00 am – 12:30 pm TECHnology LAB with 10 data vendors
Hazel McCallion A 10:00 – 10:15 am Coffee Break
Hazel McCallion BCD 10:15 – 11:00 am E-Commerce: The Past, Present & Future. Lee Worman and Mike Kunkel, Profit Team Consulting
11:00 – 11:30 am The new WSIB rate framework. Janine Dyck, Vice President of Employer Services WSIB
11:30 am – noon Best of TechLab. TBD
noon – 12:30 pm Sales Management Basics: Keys to monitor, measure & grow sales. Lee Worman and Mike Kunkel, Profit Team Consulting
Hazel McCallion ABCD 12:30 – 2:00 pm Industry Recognition Luncheon
South Studio 1 1:30 – 4:00 pm Sales School with Mike Kunkel and Lee Worman from Profit Team Consulting. Take a deep dive in to the sales basics, warranties, role playing, and the keys to be a professional used parts salesperson (separate registration required).

TECHLab Participants:

– APU Solutions
– Buddy Automative Innovations
– CCC Pinnacle

– CRUSH U Pull It Software
– EZ-Suite

– Hollander
– Power DB by Solex
– Progi Group
– RAS Cores
– United Recyclers Group (URG)


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 1-800-445-8667 and quote “OARA” to receive the group rate of $129 per night, with free parking. The group rate is subject to availability and is valid until March 5, 2020.

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 – 1-800-445-8667.


Trade Show Hours 

Friday March 27, 2020

  • Set up 5:00 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.

Trade Show Floorpan

Registered Exhibitors:

  • AIM Recycling Hamilton
  • Big House Converters  **NEW**
  • Buddy Automotive Innovations
  • Burlington Business Forms/BCAP **NEW**
  • Canadian Recyclers Health Benefits
  • Canadian Towing Equipment
  • Cardinal Couriers
  • CCC Pinnacle
  • Commercial Forms Recycler Supply
  • Copart
  • Cowan Insurance Group
  • CRUSH U Pull It Software
  • Heritage-Crystal Clean **NEW**
  • D.G. Bevan Insurance Brokers Ltd.
  • Eagle Towing Equipment
  • Edward H. Pope Ltd **NEW**
  • ELC Dispatch Solutions **NEW**
  • ELV Select (2)
  • EZ-Suite
  • Hold Please Communications
  • HR Runciman
  • LKQ Corp
  • Hollander/APU Solutions
  • HR Runciman
  • Impact Auto Auction
  • Monidex Distribution (2)
  • Phoenix Automotive Cores  **NEW**
  • PMR Inc (2)
  • Progi (2)
  • PTE Recycling **NEW**
  • RAS Cores
  • Recycling Equipment Canada
  • Retire Your Tire
  • Secured Impound Solutions  **NEW**
  • SLM Recycling
  • SST Salvage Supply & Tech (SST)
  • Stark Auto Sales
  • Supershear
  • Target Recycling Services
  • Trillium Tire
  • Triple M Metal
  • United Catalyst Corporation (UCC)
  • United Recyclers Group (URG)  **NEW**
  • Unitrans **NEW**
  • WEN Industries
  • We Buy Key Fobs
  • Wholesale Auto Parts Warehouses (2)


Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your company at the 2020 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:

  • Copart
  • Hollander/APU Solutions
  • Impact Auto Auction
  • PMR Inc
  • Progi
  • SLM Recycling
  • Stark Auto Sales
  • Triple M Metal
  • United Recyclers Group (URG)

Silver Level:

  • Global Refining Group
  • Supershear

Bronze Level:

  • Benmet Steel & Metal
  • Cowan Insurance Group
  • ELV Select
  • LKQ Corp
  • Rebuilders Automotive Supply (RAS)
  • Wholesale Auto Parts Warehouses

Convention contact information:

Steve @ 519.858.8761 or steve@oara<dot>com