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Take your business to the next level with online expert trainings, watch speakers reveal future trends, discover new products, learn about services that can help you better manage your business, make purchases, and more, all on your own computer screen.

Couldn’t attend AUTOXPO 2021?
Although the live portion is now over, the vast majority of the conferences and content remains available for on-demand viewing. Visit both the live and on-demand auditorium to preview available content.

The live portion of the trade show is now closed, but you can still visit all the exhibitors’ booth and suppliers can be reached by the means they have identified at their respective booths. The catalog and promotions are valid until February 15th 2021, inclusively.

An event designed for you!

Stores
Automotive Service Providers
Suppliers

A stunning virtual experience!

On demand training session
Learn more about new products, technologies, training and banner programs
Live Conferences
See big, aim high and get Inspired by Interacting with World-Class Experts.
Exhibit Hall
Meet over 150 exhibitors and take advantage of promotions and discounts on innovative products

Speakers you don't want to miss!

Live [Eastern Time]

DAY 1 - JANUARY 15th
11:00
Welcome to AUTOXPO
Do not miss the welcome word from Mr. Brent Windom, President and Chief executive officer of Uni-Select Inc. as well as the message from your regional team.
Annie Desmarais
Banner Programs Coordinator - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Martin Lessard
Vice-President Marketing and Digital Strategy - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Jason Best
Senior Vice-President and General Manager East, Marketing and Merchandising - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Gino Gagné
General Manager Corporates Stores - Eastern Canada - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Sébastien Lachapelle
Vice-President – Sales & Customer Care - Eastern Canada - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Jim Valsamos
Regional Sales Director - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Nick Field
General Manager Corporate Stores - Ontario - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
John Serka
General Manager Corporate Stores - Western Canada - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Tim Bruschetto
Regional Vice-President - Western Canada - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
11:45
2021 Vision and Priorities
Uni-Select Canada Inc. leaders to share 2021 vision and priorities in terms of marketing, merchandising and market strategy.
Brent Windom
President and Chief Executive Officer - Uni-Select Inc.
12:15
The Power of Brand Marketing
Discover the importance of a strong trademark in meeting market challenges with Tony Chapman, one of the foremost experts and the youngest person to be inducted into the Marketing Hall of Legends. Do not miss, as soon as this exclusive presentation concludes, the discussion between our brand management experts Martin Lessard and Isabelle Lafrenière who will unveil our new Bumper to Bumper Auto Service ad campaign and who will share with you the main features of the 2021 marketing strategy.
Tony Chapman
Motivational keynote speaker and marketing consultant
Martin Lessard
Vice-President Marketing and Digital Strategy - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Isabelle Lafrenière
Content and Marketing Communication Manager - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
13:30 - 14:00 break
14:00
Bumper to Bumper Auto Service Ad Campaign: Behind the Scenes
Take a look behind the scenes of the filming of the new Bumper to Bumper Auto Service ad campaign and the secrets behind the creation. Isabelle Lafrenière receives Josh Lessard from the communication agency TUX, a seasoned advertising designer who has won several awards throughout his career.
Isabelle Lafrenière
Content and Marketing Communication Manager - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Josh Lessard
Creative Lead - TUX
14:30
The Added Value of the Bumper to Bumper Auto Service Program
Want to learn more about the Bumper to Bumper Auto Service program? Why was this program launched? What is included in the program? Join Zineb Ahnou Ghouila, Nick Field and Martin Lessard.
Zineb Ahnou Ghouila
Director Marketing Strategy and Business Intelligence - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Martin Lessard
Vice-President Marketing and Digital Strategy - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Nick Field
General Manager Corporate Stores - Ontario - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
15:00
Panel: The Impact of COVID-19
Panel discussion with repair facilities owners to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and different recovery strategies implemented by these facilities.
Nick Field
General Manager Corporate Stores - Ontario - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Jim Valsamos
Regional Sales Director - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Ray Jones
Dalhousie Auto Service, Calgary
Jamie Pietraszko
Speedy Auto Service Hamilton, Kitchener
Casey Hermanus
Worgans Goodyear Tire and Auto, Mississauga
15:30
Synergy Friction by Worldparts
New Brake strategy and launch of Synergy Friction by Worldparts.
Adam Malone
Director, Product Management Private Brands, Uni-Select Canada Inc.
15:45
End of Day Speech
Thank you for your participation in this first day of AUTOXPO.
Annie Desmarais
Banner Programs Coordinator - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Martin Lessard
Vice-President Marketing and Digital Strategy - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Day 2 - January 16th
11:00
2021 Canadian Economic and Financial Outlook
Mr. Stéfane Marion, Chief Economist & Strategist, National Bank of Canada, presents the Canadian economic and financial outlook for the year 2021.
Stéfane Marion
Chief Economist and Strategist, National Bank of Canada - Executive Vice-President, Financial Markets
11:30
Outlook Studies - AIA Canada Campaign: Your Car, Your Data, Your Choice
Mr. Jean-Francois Champagne, President of AIA Canada, presents an overview of the latest automotive aftermarket outlook in Canada study, and discusses the importance of acting now and together for the Your Car, Your Data, Your Choice campaign.
Jean-Francois Champagne
President - Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada
12:00
Understanding Consumer Behaviour with Data
Consumers have changed and continue to evolve. Come learn more with Zineb Ahnou Ghouila, Dave Mathews and David Kearney who will discuss the use of consumer data in the development of a good media communication strategy.
Zineb Ahnou Ghouila
Director Marketing Strategy and Business Intelligence - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Dave Mathews
Managing Director - Prospect Media
David Kearney
Senior Account Manager - Prospect Media
12:30
Wired for Innovation: Understanding Millennials and Gen Z
An inspiring call-to-action and practical guide; through stories, data and original research Ilona Dougherty, Managing Director of the Youth & Innovation Project from the University of Waterloo, explains what neuroscience and developmental psychology can tell us about young people’s unique abilities. What is holding us back from tapping into young people’s potential and why intergenerational collaboration is essential in an era of rapid change.
Ilona Dougherty
Managing Director of the Youth and Innovation Project - University of Waterloo
13:30 - 14:00 break
14:00
The Importance of the Customer Approach
Mr. Félix Laventure, President of EVP and renowned trainer in the field of sales, discusses with Martin Lessard the key elements to develop a good customer approach.
Félix Laventure
President and Trainer - EVC
Martin Lessard
Vice-President Marketing and Digital Strategy - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
14:30
Profitability Development Program for ASP's
Profitability Development Program for ASP's introduces you to the amazing opportunities in the new aftermarket to build NET Profit. A brief overview pointing out some of the immediate issues and the direction the Independent Aftermarket Sector must embrace.
Bob Greenwood
Accredited Master Automotive Manager - President / CEO - AED - Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Centre Ltd.
15:00
Launch of the Bumper to Bumper Academy
Our training program is getting a makeover, discover through this conference the launch of the Bumper to Bumper Academy and the latest innovations in technical training and business management.
Martin Lessard
Vice-President Marketing and Digital Strategy - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Susan Hitchon
Business Development Manager - AED - Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Centre Ltd.
15:30
End of Day Speech
Thank you for your participation in this second day of AUTOXPO.
Annie Desmarais
Banner Programs Coordinator - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Martin Lessard
Vice-President Marketing and Digital Strategy - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Day 3 - January 17th
12:30
Attitude, Passion and Determination
Meet the Hounourable Chantal Petitclerc, Canadian senator and most successful Paralympic athlete in history. Discover the tale of an unconventional journey, learn how a tragic event can shape a new reality based on motivation, passion and excellence. An inspiring life lesson told by an exceptional woman!
Chantal Petitclerc
Canadian Senator and 14-time Paralympic medalist
13:30 - 14:00 break
14:00
Recognition ceremony - Suppliers
Jason Best, Martin Lessard and Pascal Leduc present the 2019/20 Canadian Supplier Awards. They will announce the recipients of the various trophies which highlight the important contribution of our supplier partners to the success of our network.
Pascal Leduc
Director, Procurement - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Martin Lessard
Vice-President Marketing and Digital Strategy - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Jason Best
Senior Vice-President and General Manager East, Marketing and Merchandising - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
14:30
Recognition ceremony - Members
Jason Best and Martin Lessard present the Recognition Trophies that recognize the commitment, contribution and longevity of independent members in our store network across the country.
Martin Lessard
Vice-President Marketing and Digital Strategy - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Jason Best
Senior Vice-President and General Manager East, Marketing and Merchandising - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
15:00
Recognition ceremony – Automotive Service Providers
Jason Best and Martin Lessard present the recognition trophies that highlight the commitment, contribution and longevity of automotive service providers in our banner programs.
Jason Best
Senior Vice-President and General Manager East, Marketing and Merchandising - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Martin Lessard
Vice-President Marketing and Digital Strategy - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
15:15
Closing Speech
Thank you for your participation in AUTOXPO 2021. Please note that the adventure does not end here. Watch the final word to learn more.
Annie Desmarais
Banner Programs Coordinator - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Martin Lessard
Vice-President Marketing and Digital Strategy - Uni-Select Canada Inc.

On demand

Products
Rely on Raybestos
Nathan O'Hara
Business Development Manager - Raybestos
Total Canada Inc. - Lubricant Program: Our Vision of Performance
Frederic Porlier
National Key Account Manager - Total Canada Inc.
Spectra Premium Industries Inc. - Canadian Manufacturing and Products
Scott Cleroux
Canadian Sales Manager - Spectra Premium Industries Inc.
Maximizing your Bay Efficiencies with TTX Labour Savers
Victor Moreira
Manager Technical Support - Mevotech
Bluestreak - Standard Motor Product
Ryan Kooiman
Director of Training - Bluestreak
ADAS - Headed In The Right Direction
Ryan Kooiman
Director of Training - Bluestreak
Dorman products – Leading Innovation
Kathryn Jones
Key Account Manager – Canada - Dorman Products
Derek Suen
Manager of New Product Development - Dorman Products
DRiV 2021 Overview
Jeff Koviac
VP and GM of Sales - North America Aftermarket - DRiV
PureZone products - Oil & Filters range
Eric Renaud
Category Manager - Fast Maintenance - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
New Valken Wipers Private Brand
Eric Renaud
Category Manager - Fast Maintenance - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Ustart - All Makes Battery Lineup
Eric Renaud
Category Manager - Fast Maintenance - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Undercar Brake Program
Dominique Labreche
Undercar Category Manager - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Discover the MAKTIG brand
Carlo Giove
Director of Merchandising & Product Development - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Presented by
Banner Program
Banner Program – Uni-Pro and SAX
Ben Michaud
National Banner Program Manager - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Annie Desmarais
Banner Programs Coordinator - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Labour Warranty e-claims process
Annie Desmarais
Banner Programs Coordinator - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Equipment Fund Claim Procedure *NEW E-CLAIMS*
Annie Desmarais
Banner Programs Coordinator - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
New Retail Financing Program: Partnering for growth - Fairstone Financial
Marie-Claude Seguin
Account Manager, Retail POS Financing - Fairstone Financial Inc.
Managing Your Online Presence
Marc-Antoine Lemay
Account director - DAC
Isabelle Lafrenière
Content and Marketing Communication Manager - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Independent Stores Insights: Store Performance and Customer Satisfaction
Zineb Ahnou Ghouila
Director Marketing Strategy and Business Intelligence - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Brett Cozens
Operations Manager - Bumper to Bumper-Sutherland Automotive Auto Parts & Paint
Jana Halcrow
Assistant Store Manager - Bumper to Bumper-Active Group of Companies
Ian Creaser
Store Owner - Bumper to Bumper - Lunenburg Auto & Sporting Supplies Company Ltd.
Ben Michaud
National Banner Program Manager - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Corporate Stores Insights: Store Performance and Customer Satisfaction
Zineb Ahnou Ghouila
Director Marketing Strategy and Business Intelligence - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Nick Field
General Manager Corporate Stores - Ontario - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
John Serka
General Manager Corporate Stores - Western Canada - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Ben Michaud
National Banner Program Manager - Uni-Select Canada Inc.
Presented by
Training
Added Search Features
Catalogue Vehicle Look up
Smart Search
CARS OnDemand Automotive Training
Will Carcone
Instructor - CARS OnDemand
Dom Sgamblluri
Technician Assistance Agent - CARS OnDemand
Injectronics Training - Service Writer TIPS Training Program
John Vandenberg
Owner and trainer - Injectronics Training
Injectronics Training - Bumper To Bumper Training Academy, Advanced Technician Training Overview
Craig Carpenter
VP of Research and Development and Instructor Training - Injectronics Training
Presented by

Event Sponsors


First Brands Group TM
World Parts
Total

Dr1v
Dorman
Mevotech
SMP Blue Streak
Spectra Prenium
Bosch
3M
Canadian Energy
Delphi Technologies
Gates
MANN+HUMMEL
NGK NTK
Permatex
Recochem
Shell
Wakefield Canada Inc
Wilson

FAQ

Our network of automotive service providers, stores (indept and corporate), product and sevice suppliers, media guests, and Uni-Select employees will be present at AUTOXPO.

Yes, you will be provided login credentials to test the system and get familiar with the interface.

Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.

The on-demand content will be hosted for 30 days following the event.

Send an email to tech@vfairs.com for any technical assistance.

We recommend Chrome and Firefox.

Good internet connectivity will ensure high quality video streaming.

Trainings, keynote speeches, dicussions, conferences: You'll also be able to enjoy a front-row seat for groundbreaking announcements and insights from Canada’s leading automotive aftermarket leaders.

Our product showcase will feature over 150 vendors and exhibitors from across the country.

Yes. During the event, you will be able to explore and buy new automotive products, tools and equipment, through dynamic product showcases and an online transactional platform

Due to the current health situation and restrictions imposed by provincial governments, it was impossible for us to organize such a large event with the physical presence of our customers. The health and safety of our clients is our top priority.