Thank you for another excellent year!
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Join the Conversations Innovating
Be part of industry-shifting insight from world-class speakers for addressing the top issues facing Canadian dealers. The Canadian Dealer Forum is a gathering of the most progressive dealers in Canada to connect on the high-level direction for automotive retail, learn what those changes mean and how to drive the industry forward.
Leading Dealer Insight
The DrivingSales Canadian Dealer Forum is the exclusive automotive event in Canada, laser-focused on dealers and cutting-edge dealership operations through a venue for executive teams to collaboratively learn, become inspired, and take away actionable plans.
Connect With Progressive Leaders
The forum is packed with movement and innovation by mingling genius professionals from outside the auto industry with those within automotive. The program will inspire you and leave you with a strategic plan to drive measurable results at your store.
Real World Application
The Canadian Dealer Forum was designed to be a very practical conference – a true forum where dealership executive teams can create an actionable business plan. Topics and speakers are selected for Canadian dealers, by Canadian dealers. This ensures timely, relevant topics and the highest quality speakers designed for Canadians.
Best Selling Author and Consultant
Dan helps ordinary people and good companies achieve extraordinary results. Hear what obstacles you need to get out of the way to lead your team to new heights. Inspire your team to achieve what they think they can’t.
Dealer, Founder and CEO of DrivingSales
What is the solution to the biggest dilemma facing the auto industry? Strap yourself in and get ready for some fast talking as Jared delves into the retail automotive industry and maps a strategy forward to success.
Dr. Kate White
Professor, University of British Colombia
How do social influence impacts consumer decisions and choices? From social media to social perception find out how perception is impacting your bottom line. Hear the most recent results from Dr. White’s award winning research on the modern buyer.
Strategy & Insights Manager for Auto, Google Canada
The Canadian auto buyer continues to change, as does the car buying landscape. Join us as we explore Google Canada’s Think Auto research, and examine how car buyers buy, what they use to research and most importantly, what should dealers do to close the sale.
Monday, June 20
|4p-4:10p||Opening Remarks | Ron Henson – Emcee|
|4:10p-5:15p||General Session | Jared Hamilton – CEO|
Tuesday, June 21
|9:00a-9:15a||Opening Remarks | Ron Henson – Emcee|
|9:15a-9:50a||General Session | Kate White – UBC Professor|
|9:50a-10:30a||General Session | Dan Waldschimdt – Best-Selling Author|
|11a-11:45a||Breakout Sessions – 1Trish Rowsell – Fixed Ops Buyology | Pinnacle 3
Rick Johnston – Pricing and Payments – Behavioral Economics | Shaughnessy 1
Sam Rizek – Integrating Data to Drive Profitability | Shaughnessy 2
|11:45a-12:30p||Breakout Session – 2Chris Reed – The Ultimate Competitive Advantage | Pinnacle 3
Jeff Sterns – You CAN Sell to Millennials | Shaughnessy 1
Paul Potratz – The Facts of What Motivates Canadian Shoppers to Purchase | Shaughnessy 2
|12:30p-1:30p||Lunch – Book Signing: Dan Waldschimdt|
|1:30p-2:15p||Breakout Session – 3Don Crawford – Oh the Dollars We Waster | Pinnacle 3
Ian Cruickshank – Digital Marketer’s Survival Guide | Shaughnessy 1
Todd Marcelle – Reinventing the Car Sales Experience | Shaughnessy 2
|2:15p-2:50p||General Session | Andrew Assad – Google, Canada Auto|
|2:50p-3p||Closing Remarks | Ron Henson – Emcee|
Canadian Dealer Forum is one of the top environments for growth in all of Canadian Auto. Out of all your options this year, you’ll find the greatest value for your time away from the dealership at CDF.
Successful and motivating expert speakers show you step-by-step how to engage with the most actionable strategies and insights specifically for Canada’s Automotive Retail Industry.
CDF has the speakers and workshops for all the different positions of dealer leadership, and is the ideal place to make lasting friendships and connections with your peers.
- Dealer Principals and General Managers
- Dealership Executive Teams
- Department Managers
- Fixed Ops / Internet Sales Directors
- 20 Group Members
Impressive Views, Luxury Location
The awe-inspiring North Shore Mountains set the stage for a wonderful stay here at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel. We welcome business and leisure travellers here to the waterfront with beautifully designed accommodations and first-class service.
Upon event registration confirmation, Canadian Dealer Forum attendees may take advantage of the DrivingSales room block at a very special rate per night.
Book your room by following this link: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel Room Reservations
Please note: The event will be starting in the afternoon on June 20th to accommodate for late arrival on Monday, please plan accordingly. There may be cancelation fees for canceled room reservations through the hotel. Please follow the link above for details.