2017 BC Auto Industry Conference
This year’s BC Auto Industry Conference was held at the beautiful Fairmont Chateau Whistler from October 15-16, 2017.
Energy was electric as we kicked-off the event with a Welcome Reception held at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre on Sunday evening, where food and drink were a plenty, and golf balls were flying for the Longest Drive Competition.
Monday’s speakers were engaging and provided our audience with solid information and takeaways that could be applied and practiced immediately. The group mixed and mingled with our tradeshow exhibitors during networking breaks and lunch; connections were made left, right, and centre.
We rounded-out the Conference with a moving video and presentation from an athlete from our charity of choice, Special Olympics BC (SOBC). The evening flowed into a fun and lively auction hosted by ADESA Vancouver with proceeds directly benefiting SOBC and the New Car Dealers Foundation which helps post-secondary students with their interests in entering the automotive sector through CarCareerBC Education Grants.
Leon Chretien of Sunrise Ford Sales Ltd. in 100 Mile House took the podium to thank the NCDA community who so generously donated to the BC Wildfire Fund, and shared how much the funds assisted him and his staff during a difficult and unexpected period of time.
Lastly, we celebrated Graeme Roberts as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for his many contributions to the automotive industry, and his dedication to both the New Car Dealers Association and the Motor Vehicle Sales Authority. Graeme Roberts joined the ranks of Jim Pattison, Marnie Carter, and the late Tom Harris in becoming a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.
Our BC Auto Industry Conference could have been possible without the support of our wonderful event sponsors:
Michael Mason & Co. Ltd.
Scotiabank Dealer Finance & Scotiabank Scotia Dealer Advantage
TD Auto Finance
BMO Bank of Montreal
SERTI Dealership System
Automotive Business School of Canada
BC Auto Careers
iA Auto Finance
RBC Royal Bank
Networking Breaks Sponsor
Sunday Welcome Reception Sponsor
Chairman’s Gala Reception Sponsor
Canadian Auto Dealer
Universus Media Group
Official Suppliers of NCDA
First Canadian Insurance Corporation
Michal Mason & Co. Ltd.
Thank you, once again, to those who attended and for supporting your New Car Dealers Association!
Dealer Members with New Car Dealers Association
We represent more than 375 New Car Dealers throughout British Columbia.