Remarketing show boasts networking, business-building opportunities


Auto Remarketing Canada 2014 conference chair Bill Zadeits admitted he has set an ambitious agenda for the latest installment of the annual remarketing show.

“From wholesale to retail and all points in-between, ARC 2014 will have it all covered,” he explained.

For dealership staff, the focus will be on best practices related to retail sales, social media, advertising, websites, reputation management, F&I, CPO and data-driven solutions.

For wholesalers, the spring show will offer tips on acquisition and remarketing along with new technologies, strategies and data analysis.  

For industry personnel and remarketers, Zadeits said the highlights will touch on full-cycle remarketing, wholesale to retail, new technologies and strategies, fresh innovations, CPO, OEM, captive, fleet, lease and rental strategies.

Ambitious indeed.

The conference, set for March 17 and 18 at the Western Harbour Castle in Toronto, will be the latest installment in what has become a springtime tradition for denizens of the remarketing world in Canada.

A key element of the event, this year included, remains what staff have characterized as its “unprecedented, high-level networking and business-building opportunities.”

“AR Canada 2014 is being built on the foundation of success supported by the events in recent years,” he said. “The used-car industry represents a critically important and, at times, complex segment of the automotive industry in Canada.

“Auto Remarketing Canada’s Used Car Conference, presented by CarProof, will bring the thought leaders, business leaders, top dealership management and best of the best together to share and discuss the essentials of doing business smarter, better and more profitably within each phase of the used-car process.”

The 2014 show will no-doubt seek to recapture the magic of the 2013 edition, which marked the venture’s most successful effort to-date.     

Chalked up to tighter inventory supply and a tougher used-car market, more dealers than ever attended the 2013 Auto Remarketing Canada Conference last year.

Held in mid-April at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York, more than 580 attendees packed the hotel’s storied concert hall. Zadeits reported at the time that about half of the attendees were dealers.

This year will also mark the first time at a new venue having moved from Toronto’s Royal York to the Westin Harbour Castle.

Mike Collins of Dealertrack Technologies and Dale Pollak of vAuto are slated to give keynote presentations. There will also be numerous panel discussions including a look at the state of remarketing in Canada, and a general session related to automotive finance.
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