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2022 OARA Convention & Trade Show

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Agenda at a Glance:

Thursday March 31, 2022
4:00 pm OARA Board of Directors Meeting
6:00 pm Informal meet & greet in the Lobby Bar

Friday April 1, 2022
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 Reception, auctions and fundraiser for the OARA Employee Scholarship Program

Saturday April 2, 2022
7:30 am Direct Member Breakfast
8:30 am OARA Annual General Meeting of Members
9:00 am  – 12:15 pm TECHtalks with technology vendors **NEW**
10:00 am Presentations & Seminars
12:15 pm Industry Recognition Luncheon
1:30 – 4:00 pm Sales School with Profit Team Consulting (limited seating, registration required). **NEW**

Detailed Agenda (3-25-2022):

Thursday March 31, 2022
Executive Studio South 4:00 – 6:00 pm OARA Board Meeting
Lobby Bar 6:00 – 11:00 pm Informal Meet & Greet in the Lobby Bar
Friday April 1, 2022
Foyer 7:30 am – 9:00 pm Registration Open
Hazel McCallion Ballroom 8:50 – 9:00 am Welcoming remarks. Steve Fletcher, OARA
9:00 – 9:15 am State of the Industry. Greg Woodbeck and Steve Fletcher, OARA
9:15 – 10:15am Buy or Die: A comprehensive look is taken at the ramifications of not buying, the proper way to determine the buying budget. Profit Team Consulting
Foyer 10:15 – 10:30 am Coffee Break
Hazel McCallion Ballroom 10:30 – 11:15 am How to keep Positive in a world upside-down. Panel discussion featuring top auto recyclers
11:15 – 11:30 am CFIB look at the Ontario economy and regulatory landscape. Michael Kirwin, CFIB
11:30 am – 12:15 pm The 7 Line Profit & Loss Statement: A simple way to look at the monthly P & L to spot trouble areas. Profit Team Consulting
12:15 – 12:30 pm Compliance/enforcement activities relating EASR for end-of-life vehicles. Jatin Patel, Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (invited)
Graydon Hall 12:30 – 8:00 pm Trade Show open with Lunch
South Studio 2 2:00 – 3:00 pm ProgiPix/ProgiParts Meeting (auto recyclers only)
Graydon Hall 5:00 – 8:00 pm Reception and Dinner in the Trade Show
Hazel McCallion Ballroom 7:30 – 11:00 pm Fundraiser and Casino for the OARA Employee Scholarship Program with silent and prize auctions
Saturday April 2, 2022
Hazel McCallion A 7:30 – 8:30 am OARA Direct Member Breakfast
Hazel McCallion BCD 8:00 – 10:00 am OARA Annual General Meeting (Direct Members and Guests only)
South Studio 1 and 2 9:00 am – 12:00 pm TECHtalks with data vendors
    South Studio 1 9:00 – 11:30 am Hollander – Powerlink and Production Management; eBay integration, store setup and Q&A with eBay Motors
    South Studio 2 9:00 – 10:00 am am Car-Part –  CPI+ for Checkmate & non-Checkmate yards, Smartlist for Checkmate yards, & Additional Checkmate Enhancements
10:10 – 11:00 am EZ Suite – See the latest developments and ask the experts how various EZ solutions fit your business.
11:10 am – 12:00 pm Buddy Automotive – Check out all the new Buddy features.
Hazel McCallion A 10:00 – 10:15 am Coffee Break
Hazel McCallion BCD 10:15 – 10:45 am E-Commerce: The Past, Present & Future. Profit Team Consulting
10:45 – 11:00 am The new 3R’s: Re-evaluating, Re-thinking & Re-inventing Your Business. Amanda Morrison, URG
11:00 – 11:30 am QC Counts: Boost Your Core and Catalytic Converter Profitability. Paul “Core Hunter” D’Adamo, RAS Cores
11:30 am – 12:15 pm Sales Management Basics: Keys to monitor, measure & grow sales. Profit Team Consulting
Hazel McCallion ABCD 12:15 – 1:30 pm Industry Recognition Luncheon
South Studio 1 1:30 – 4:00 pm Sales School with 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.


Registration is now open by downloading the Registration 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 $133 per night, with free parking. The group rate is subject to availability and is valid until March 10, 2022.

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 April 1, 2022

  • 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.

You can download the Exhibitor Forms HERE.

Registered Exhibitors:

  • Abrams Car Auctions **NEW**
  • All Ontario Recycling **NEW**
  • Aljon by C&C MFG
  • AIM Recycling
  • Buddy Automotive Innovations
  • Canadian Towing Equipment
  • CARFAX Canada **NEW**
  • CCC Pinnacle Yard Management Solution
  • Copart
  • Cowan Insurance Group
  • D.G. Bevan Insurance Brokers
  • Eagle Towing Equipment
  • eBay Motors Canada **NEW**
  • Edward H. Pope Ltd **NEW**
  • ELV Select (3)
  • EZ-Suite
  • Heritage-Crystal Clean **NEW**
  • Hold Please Communications
  • HR Runciman
  • IAAI
  • Lacero Solutions **NEW**
  • LKQ Corporation
  • MaxCore Industries **NEW**
  • PGM of Texas **NEW**
  • PMR Inc (2)
  • PowerDB by Solex
  • Progi **NEW**
  • PTE Recycling
  • Rebuilders Auto Supply (RAS)
  • RePowered Batteries **NEW**
  • Solera | Hollander
  • Stark Auto Sales
  • United Catalyst Corporation – UCC (2)
  • United Recyclers Group (URG)
  • Unitrans **NEW**
  • WEN Industries


Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your company at the 2022 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:

  • ELV Select – Provides a variety of products to service the recycling industry.



  • Techemet – Smelting and refining of automobile catalyst


  • eBay Motors Canada – eBay is one of the world’s largest marketplaces for buying and selling all things automotive.





Gold Level:

Silver Level:

  • AIM Recycling
  • CRUSH Self-Service Auto Recycling Software
  • Heritage-Crystal Clean
  • Rebuilders Auto Supply (RAS)
  • Wholesale Auto Parts Warehouses

Bronze Level:

  • Active Metal Recyclers
  • Cowan Insurance Group
  • LKQ Corporation
  • MaxCore Industries
  • Profit Team Consulting

Convention contact information:

Steve @ 519.858.8761 or steve@oara<dot>com