Representatives from 300 locations across Canada as well as vendor partners are expected to attend the Uni-Select National Conference taking place from May 10-13 at the historic Château Frontenac Hotel in Quebec City.
With Uni-Select is going through a very active growth phase, the Conference is designed to provide a great opportunity for organizers to share relevant information with corporate and associate store representatives.
The event is expected to be chock full of quality content, as this year’s formula involves contributions from executives as well as members of the store network and clients, as they discuss best practices.
An open-mike session will also allow Uni-Select President and Chief Operating Officer, Automotive Canada, Gary O’Connor and Vice President Sales & Marketing Canada, Marc Brazeau, to directly address specific questions from attendees. This open approach has proved popular in past conferences.
“We are hoping for open exchanges in which participants from our store network will get the answers directly from our op officials,” said Linda Donnini, Uni-Select Vice-President of National Business Solutions. “We also want to drive home the point that our associate store members are fully integrated into our growth strategy.”
For Donini, not only is this Conference seen as a great opportunity for frank dialogue, it is also a great format to fine-tune tools and resources available to help stores meet their performance objectives. Stores will have an opportunity to meet face-to-face with vendor partners through an innovative 15 minutes preset timeframe.
Conference workshops will include product strategies, raining, Bumper to Bumper development as well as E-Modeling technology.
Former Quebec Premier Jean Charest is among the keynote speakers at the event. Charest will explore the theme of the Canadian economy and the expected impact caused by events and developments south of the border. Professional hockey player Caroline Ouellette will host a motivational session while conference attendees will also have the opportunity to get a first-hand look at the Grey Cup.