Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association

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2020 OARA Convention & Trade Show

When: March 26, 2020 - March 28, 2020


Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale
6750 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON L5N 2L3

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Keynote Speakers:

Mike Kunkel & Lee Worman from Profit Team Consulting
Mike has spent his entire life in the auto parts industry and has been the owner of Profit Team Consulting for the last 5 years. From Auto Info installer to driving force behind the creation of the TEAM PRP program, Mike has seen and done it all and uses that knowledge to help with all businesses ranging from start up to seven digit monthly sales. He delivers a high energy but practical message that will benefit all that attend. From sales to processes, Mike will deliver information certain to add profit to your company.

Lee has experience with almost every aspect within our industry. He grew up working at Worman’s Auto Salvage where he was a parts puller, delivery driver, warehouse worker, sales person, and buyer. Three years after graduating from Little Rock University with a degree in business management, Lee helped negotiate a merger between Worman’s Auto Salvage and Linn’s Truck Salvage to form Preferred Auto & Truck Parts. In 2010 Preferred Auto was at its most profitable point ever and growing double digits annually. At that time Lee negotiated a deal with LKQ to sell the family interest in the business. He agreed to stay with LKQ where he won five President’s Club awards before leaving the company in March of 2018. Lee has also been a URG Manager as well as a founding member of Absolute PRP and the PRP trailer system.

Draft Agenda:

Thursday March 26, 2020
5:00 pm OARA Board of Directors Meeting

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 TECHnologyLAB training with data and technology vendors **NEW**
– APU Solutions
– Buddy Automative Innovations
– Car-Part.com
– CRUSH U Pull It Software
– EZ-Suite

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

10:00 am Presentations & Seminars
12:30 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**


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 www.book.passkey.com/go/OARA

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.

Download our Exhibitor Package.

Registered Exhibitors (49 of 58 at 1-16-2020):

  • AIM Recycling Hamilton
  • Buddy Automotive Innovations
  • Canadian Recyclers Health Benefits
  • Canadian Towing Equipment
  • Cardinal Couriers
  • Car-Part.com
  • Commercial Forms Recycler Supply
  • Copart
  • Cowan Insurance Group
  • CRUSH U Pull It Software
  • D.G. Bevan Insurance Brokers Ltd.
  • Eagle Towing Equipment
  • Edward H. Pope Ltd
  • ELV Select
  • EZ-Suite
  • Global Refining Group (4)
  • HR Runciman
  • LKQ Corp
  • Hollander/APU Solutions
  • HR Runciman
  • Impact Auto Auction
  • Monidex Distribution (2)
  • PMR Inc (2)
  • Progi (2)
  • PTE Recycling
  • Rebuilders Automotive Supply (RAS)
  • Recycling Equipment Canada
  • Retire Your Tire
  • Secured Impound Solutions
  • 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)
  • WEN Industries
  • We Buy Key Fobs
  • Wholesale Auto Parts Warehouses


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:

  • Car-Part.com
  • Global Refining Group
  • Supershear

Bronze Level:

  • 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

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