ARA announces highlights of upcoming convention

Manassas, Virginia — August 20, 2014 — The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) has released some details regarding the organization’s upcoming 71st Annual Convention and Exposition. ARA’s 71st Annual Convention and Exposition will take place October 22-25, 2014 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

“The ARA Convention is a one-stop shop. Recyclers will get more information over the course of three days than they could in years,” says ARA Meeting Planner Kim Glasscock. “We work hard to minimize the time out of the office. This year, we’ve integrated the committee meetings into the schedule rather than have those meetings the day before.”

Also new this year is the opportunity to tour Nissan’s Smyrna, Tennessee manufacturing plant to see where the all-electric Nissan LEAF and other top Nissan models are manufactured.

“The convention helps to keep [recyclers] cutting-edge, competitive and efficient,” says Glasscock. “We encourage them to bring their staff; we offer reduced pricing for additional attendees. That way, they can attend more educational sessions, gaining the most information that they can.”

In choosing seminar topics and speakers, ARA leaders prioritized providing attendees with a good mix of topics and focused on seven key areas: business management, future technology, operations, profitability, salesmanship, sustainability, and a global perspective.

Other highlights planned for this year include 12 hours of Exposition with nearly 100 exhibitors, a networking breakfast for the Ladies of the Automotive Recyclers Association, and the Annual Awards Dinner and Presidential Gavel Passing. To register and for more information, visit the 2014 Annual Convention and Exposition website at or call 571-208-0428.


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