Together We Succeed: ARA’s 78th Annual Convention and Expo back for Nov. event

Dallas, Texas — The 78th Annual Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) Exposition and Convention is fast approaching. This year’s event will take place in Dallas, Texas, from November 10 through November 13 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.

This year’s theme is Together We Succeed, and celebrates  the organization’s 78-year history of uniting automotive recyclers on common ground to discuss and debate the future. After the pandemic forced last year’s event to go virtual, industry stakeholders are eager to once again congregate to challenge the status quo of the automotive recycling sector.

The ARA has released a tentative agenda, which includes the typical annual sessions like the Ladies of the Automotive Recyclers Association (LARA) meeting; a local facility tour; countless educational series and much, much more.

This year’s opening keynote speaker will be Tony Graham, Solera’s executive vice president of sales, customer service and growth COE, who will bring insight to automotive industry changes from a high-level perspective. His session, entitled the Evolving Automotive Industry, will also detail the impact of technology  on the vehicle life cycle.

Closing out this year’s convention will be keynote speaker Heather Christie, a certified executive and leadership coach and president of her company Evolve Global.

“Have you ever left ARA’s Convention with so many ideas that you went from excited to overwhelmed?” asks Christie. “The key to realizing your ROI is to sift through all of those good ideas before you leave convention to find the one that will have the greatest impact on your business. Creating a simple action plan for your team is the best way to realize your ROI from the investment that you made to attend.”

“ARA is very excited to get the community back together in Dallas,” said Scott Robertson, ARA president. “So much is happening simultaneously to impact the way we do business, it is vital we get back together to discuss what is  coming. I, personally am looking forward to co-facilitating another Recycler’s Roundtable to put these issues on the table and discuss strategies that will help us all thrive amid rapid change.”

Other presentations slated for the docket include Andy Latham’s discussion on the impact of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and high voltage vehicles; Shannon Nordstrom and Sue Schauls’ Environmental Ethos session, which is set to explore the practices of a climate-conscious sector; the Future of Mobility: Recycling Converters, Batteries, Sensors, ECUs and more will feature a panel from Umicore, Spiers New Technologies, Cox Automotive and UCC plus several other information-packed sessions.

The ARA room block at the Sheraton Dallas will close on Oct. 8, 2021. Secure reservations as soon as possible if you plan to attend! Click here for more information.


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