Kijiji names DealerTalkX keynote

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Canada’s largest online classifieds site, Kijiji, is holding its fifth annual DealerTalkˣ auto conference on November 16, 2017. This year’s conference theme is “Dealership of the Future.” Gary Vaynerchuk, a world-leader in the fields of digital marketing and entrepreneurship, will be the keynote for the Toronto event being held at The Warehouse.

“DealerTalkˣ is designed to inspire and educate Canadian automotive professionals, and offer insights on the latest sales and marketing trends,” said Leanne Kripp, Head of Autos for Kijiji, in a news release.

This year, Kijiji is adding a DealerTalkˣ Advisory Board to the conference comprised of some of the country’s leading automotive professionals.

“Having a group of industry leaders guide the conference is a testament to Kijiji’s ongoing commitment in supporting the advancement of Canada’s dealers,” said Niel Hiscox, President, Universus Media, who will serve as the committee’s Executive Chairman.

A major part of the Advisory Board’s objective will be to “advance the learning experience for all attendees” said the release.

Advisory Board members include:

  • Jaime Tekela, Director, Pre-Owned Operations, Pfaff Group
  • Matt Chewka, Chief Digital Officer, Murray Group
  • Paul Letourneau, National Director of Marketing, Canada One
  • Jean-Francois Blaquiere, Director Digial Marketing, Groupe Park Avenue
  • Susan Gubasta, Owner/CEO & Incoming President TADA, Mississauga Toyota
  • Chris Beaton, Sales Manager, Steele Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac
  • Hadeel Hijazieh, Director of Marketing, Team Chrysler Group

Other DealerTalkˣ conferences are scheduled for Montreal on September 21, 2017 and Calgary on October 17, 2017. Keynotes are set to be announced in the coming weeks along with additional speakers and further details for each conference.

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