Do you want to rejuvenate your business, revive your business profits, reframe your current perspective, refresh your team’s skills, and recharge your personal energy?
In light of the most challenging year in history, why wouldn’t you take advantage of ALL your options?
Look no further, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is offering this and more, and encouraging participation of the entire industry, not just its members. Finding new perspective may be just what you need to go into 2021 with a clear plan of action and renewed energy … and a boost in the bottom line. Access to valuable, business-changing information and services is going to be, literally, at your fingertips! In fact, you’d be crazy not to take advantage.
What is the Opportunity?
The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) presents “EDGE 2020,” the first-ever virtual automotive recycling industry event happening over three days, November 11-13 – and it’s coming directly to you in the comfort of your home or office!
EDGE 2020 offers opportunities to learn from industry experts, network with peers, and participate in a world-class Exposition boasting cutting-edge products and services from forward-thinking companies that could revolutionize your business … and all online.
There is even an APP for it, so you don’t miss anything!
“For the first time, we have the capability to help and engage with more auto recyclers than ever through the top-notch virtual convention platform, and bring it right to their office and to their teams,” says Scott Robertson, Jr., ARA’s President, and owner of Robertson Auto Salvage, in Wareham, MA. “If ever there was a year to assist all of the industry, this is it. We hope recyclers of all kinds from all around the globe take advantage of the possibilities within EDGE 2020.”
What’s in Store?
ARA has assembled an expert line-up of speakers and peer-leader panels who will share strategies for growth, efficiency, productivity, and recovery from the most challenging year in modern history.
Some of the sessions include:
- Two Keynotes – “Working Less and Making More,” with Blake Stratton; and, “Pointman in Business and Life,” with Jason Redman
- Surviving 2020
- Finding & Developing the Right People
- Electric & Hybrid Vehicles – A New Chapter
- Inventory Acquisition: The Single Most Important
Thing You Do
- Hybrid/EV Battery Recycling/Battery Safety
- Maximize Core and End of Life Revenue
- How to Kick A** at a Self-Serve Auto Facility
- The Future of Auto Recycling
- Engaging Sales Growth
- Quality Parts Handling
- And more!
Hang out and connect with peers, find resources, and more in the labs! Chat with your peers in the Engagement Center! Hear “Tech Talks” from Bid Buddy, Inventory Buddy, Car-Part, CCC, Crush, eBay and Hollander in the LEARNING LABS. At the RESOURCE CENTER, you will find a facility tour of B&R Auto Wrecking, and other information you need to know! Lastly, everyone can use a break in the WELLNESS LOUNGE for a Brain Break or to stretch aching muscles.
Where’s the Innovation?
How many times do you get to directly connect your specific team members (who use the products and services every day) with multiple suppliers at one time to gain information and data to improve their skills or help make critical production decisions?
The virtual Exposition might be the most important aspect of the event. Attendees go into the “Expo Hall,” and can immediately see every company that is exhibiting at a glance. Then, they can:
Choose the booth of the vendor they want to connect with (just like a live trade show);
- Set up a one-to-one appointment with the company to occur during a time-frame convenient to both;
- Live video chat with a booth representative;
- Learn about the company through their in-booth video or other in-booth options;
- Watch an informational webinar in the booth, and then ask questions of the booth staff right away;
- Email the company questions and requests for follow-up later;
- Download information and videos into an attendee “eBag” for later review.
EDGE 2020 SPONSORS: Platinum – Hollander and IAA; Diamond – Car-Part.com, LKQ and URG; Gold – Brock Supply and Peddle; Silver – PMR, RAS and Copart; Bronze – Buddy Automotive Innovations.
Other companies already committed to the event, with more to come, are Advanced Remarketing Services, Brock Supply, Buddy Automotive Innovations, Car-Part.com, CCC Information Services, Commercial Forms Recycler Supply, Copart, Crush Software, EZ-Route, GJ Sullivan Company Insurance, Hollander, LLC, Mike French & Co., Inc./Auto Recyclers Toolbox, Peddle LLC, PMR Inc., Rebuilders Automotive Supply, Recycling Today Media Group, ScrapCATapp, Texn Rewards LLC, United Recyclers Group, Vortex De-Pollution & Recycling Equipment, We Buy Key Fobs. Sponsor and Exhibitor list is as of 9/18/2020.
If your COMPANY is interested in being an exhibitor, please visit: https://s3.goeshow.com/ara/edge/2020/become_an_exhibitor.cfm! It is a great opportunity to connect with auto recyclers from around the globe!
What Can You Achieve?
“If an auto recycler wants to connect with their peers, get back on their feet, stay ahead of trends, and take their business to the next level, we can help them accomplish that,” says Sandy Blalock, ARA’s Executive Director. “We work to protect the marketplace from detracting intruders, offer pathways to progress with industry education, certification, and recognition, and provide ways to connect recyclers to their peers and to the quality service providers who bring innovation to the industry.”
Registration is now open and very affordable for you to make it a company-wide training experience. The registration fee is $199 per person. Register five (5) or more from the same company and receive $50 off PER REGISTRATION!
Sign up at https://s3.goeshow.com/ara/edge/2020/registration_form.cfm TODAY!
Caryn Smith is the editor of ARA’s Automotive Recycling magazine and has been covering the industry for over twenty years.