Tackling Big Issues at the 74th Annual ARA Convention & Exposition

We expect big things out of the 74th Annual ARA Convention and Exposition this year in Dallas — big ideas, big opportunities, and big attendance. ARA looks forward to welcoming professional automotive recyclers from the United States and around the world to this larger-than-life city, and has been busy planning a program that showcases speakers that you won’t see elsewhere as well as plenty of opportunities for peer-to-peer discussions. This premier event is the year’s largest gathering of the automotive recycling industry and one you can’t afford to miss. Just look at the feedback from last year’s attendees:

This is an investment in the future of your business.

“As many recyclers have been forced to change their focus from income tax reduction techniques to basic business survivability in the past five years, I have learned how relationship development with colleagues and cooperative efforts have allowed many others to thrive in this ever-changing marketplace. The ARA Convention is an incredible place to learn from others, build relationships, and develop partnerships that can make the difference between thriving and failing. You cannot afford NOT to go.”

— Chad Counselman
Counselman Automotive Recycling

The connections you make can last a lifetime.

“The ARA Convention is often a highlight of the year for auto recyclers – great information, networking, new business opportunities or just a new way of looking at an existing problem or opportunity.”

— Steve Fletcher, Managing Director,
Automotive Recyclers of Canada

This year we’ve added Self-Service Peer Group sessions, a book signing with historian and educator Dr. David Lucsko, author of Junkyards, Gearheads, and Rust, a deep delve into the role recycled parts play in the circular economy, and a session on the safe handling of high voltage electric and hybrid vehicles. Back by popular-demand is the interactive Recyclers Roundtable session on the opening day of Convention, where recyclers will tackle the touch issues together and participate in live polling to provide insights in real-time.

We are excited to offer recyclers the best opportunity to build strong relationships with new and existing industry suppliers with three days of trade show hours. In partnering with our affiliated state chapter, the Texas Automotive Recyclers Association (TARA), this year’s event is sure to have some Texas flare — and Texas BBQ! The high-level interactions, cutting-edge educational sessions, and unique networking events are what make the ARA Annual Convention one that recyclers cannot afford to miss. Come join us at the premiere event of the automotive recycling industry!