Watch Steve Van Kessel on “Maintaining Balance” and other past conference sessions

by | Aug 26, 2020 | 0 comments

The Great Canadian Aftermarket Trade Show’s innovative combination of conference and exhibit components is designed to jump start and connect Canada’s automotive aftermarket. From the publishers of Indie Garage and Jobber Nation.

Virtual Conference Program

August 26: Maintaining your balance in business and life

Steve Van Kessel is partner in Ontario jobber Parry Automotive , a sucessful second-generation jobbing enterprise. He’s also an active, professional recording artist. He spoke seeking balance professionally and personally and how business and music energize each other.

Live August 20: Apprenticeship in a pandemic Part II

France Daviault, Executive Director of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum led a discussion on the impacts of the pandemic on apprenticeships. For more information on the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, visit:

Live August 18: Retail trends and opportunities for stores and service providers

Paul Reed “The Showroom Guy” will be on hand to discuss the current challenges and opportunities in showroom and waiting room design for automotive parts retailing and aftermarket service businesses.

Service Panel and Town Hall: Customer Service Lessons learned–What do we keep?


The independent aftermarket service community adjusted quickly to accommodate new ways of providing customer service. What have shops learned from making these changes and what changes are going to stay with us?


Dean Law, Law’s Automotive
Murray Voth
Murray Voth, RPM Training
Shawn Biss, Shawn’s Automotive

Conference Session: Automotive Apprenticeships in a Pandemic

With Alan McClelland, Dean of the School of Transportation at Centennial College

“Automotive Apprenticeship in the pandemic” A Great Canadian Aftermarket Trade Show Virtual Conference Session with Alan McClelland, Dean of the School of Transportation at Centennial College in Toronto, Ont. We discuss the impact and surprising opportunities this disruption has created.

Conference Session: Stress, Sales and Embracing the Virtual

Norm Rose, Excel Sales Consulting, presents some tools to help aftermarket professionals deal with stress, and be effective in a changed economy and new normal. Excel offers a full slate of virtual and live training for the aftermarket. Find out more at Excel Sales Consulting is at



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