The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) is planning to hold a physical event for its 10th annual CADA Summit, set to take place on February 16, 2022 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Ontario. It also plans to offer an online option for dealership employees who cannot attend the live event.
In a CADA Newsline article, the association’s Industry Relations Manager Bonnie Wasser said the summit will include networking opportunities and various sessions, including one that will address the current state of the transition to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs).
The session will include participation from the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association, the Global Automakers of Canada, the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association, and Unifor.
Another speaker, Erin Kerrigan, Founder and Managing Director of Kerrigan Advisors, will outline the current mergers and acquisitions climate for Canadian dealers.
James Voortman, CEO of the Australian Automotive Dealer Association, and Bernard Lycke, Director General of CECRA—the European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs, “will discuss changing OEM structures and strategies in Australia and Europe, and the lessons they may
hold for OEM-dealer relations in Canada,” according to CADA.
Wasser also confirmed that Jason Stein of Cars & Culture will be doing a live recording at the 2022 CADA Summit, which will be broadcast on the SiriusXM network.
Stein is a journalist, publishing executive, and podcaster who interviews guests to help tell the story of the automobile through “the voices of those who create them as well as those who lust for them.” Some of his guests have included comedy legend Jay Leno, Stellantis Chief Design Officer Ralph Gilles, NASCAR Legend Jeff Gordon, and businessman and auto industry entrepreneur Roger Penske.
The summit will include networking opportunities and various sessions.
“The event promises to be both exciting and intriguing for attendees, while also on-point with current and upcoming challenges for dealers in a rapidly shifting environment,” said CADA.
TD Auto Finance is the exclusive sponsor of the CADA Summit.