AIA Canada Hosts Canada Night Event at SEMA/AAPEX

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AIA Canada Chairman Jason Yurchak and President Jean-François Champagne welcomed guests to the ever-popular Canada Night event.
The Uniparts OEM team was well represented at the event.
Alain Masse, Troy Sawada and Roy Moussa from NAPA contributed to the prestige of the event.
Derek Willshire and Paul Reichert from LKQ accompanied by Éric Léveillé, Benoit Cloutier and Alain Laplante from NAPA/CMAX.
Shannon Spano of Wakefield Castrol in conversation with customer Steve Drake and his wife Martha of Canusa Automotive in London, Ontario.
Darryl O'Keefe, Sonia Bouthillette and Chris Peterson of the Fix Network flanked by Keith Tuttosi from NAPA/CMAX.
Alda Rodriguez and Josée Levert from Epicor alongside Sophie St-Pierre from Groupe Del Vasto.
John Perron and Andrew Ionescu of Hunter Engineering flanking AIA Canada's Jean-François Champagne.
Steve Bujold is joined by Daniel Malandruccolo of the Del Vasto Group who is accompanied by his wife Maude Dufour.
François Guerard, Marco Fillion and Sylviane Tassin represented Nexera at the event.
Derek Suen and Bill Donald from Dorman had the opportunity to network with numerous automotive aftermarket professionals at the Canada Night event.
Approximately 650 representatives from the automotive aftermarket attended the AIA's Canada Night event.
To enter the special event, participants were provided with an exclusive electronic invitation.
Claude Zalac of Uniparts OEM and his wife Louise Villeneuve, arrived together with Sylvain Dufault of Promutuel and his wife Linda St-Georges.
The SATA team consisted of Joern Stöver, J.P. Klenieswski and Jason Couillard.
Autosphere.ca crossed paths with Yves Roy and Jonathan Pilon of the Fix Network as they arrived at the event.
Zineb Ahnou and Émilie Gaudet from Uni-Sélect accompanied by Isabelle Courteau from Autosphere.
Anouard Bélganche of Norton St-Gobain in discussion with Emile Fremont of Lordco and Russ Duncan of Pro Spot.
Filco's Vince Filice and Dwayne Newman, right, made the most of the evening by catching up with many customers and friends.
Jordan Coseni and Marc Lemay from AutoAid at the Canada Night event.
A strong contingent of AIA Canada members in the persons of Alana Baker, Brendan Mullen and Chloé Devine Drouin.
Robert Pitt and Paul Meo from NTN Bearings enjoyed a relaxing evening.
Marc Therrien and Joe Mariencheck of Continental in discussion with Jason Yurchak of WorldPac.
Brad Shaddick from DRiV accompanied by Dave Fifield from Wakefield.
There was little doubt that Jean-François Champagne, Isabelle Courteau and Niall Davidson had a great time together at this event.
Photos Michel Beaunoyer and Huw Evans

Over 650 participants attended the AIA Canada Night at the SEMA/AAPEX show in Las Vegas on November 1st.

The event marked the return of an important tradition for Canadian automotive aftermarket stakeholders. Organized by AIA Canada, Canada Night is an opportunity for representatives of manufacturers, distributors, specialty service providers and major automotive aftermarket networks to socialize at the largest automotive aftermarket event in North America.

“All of the representatives of the automotive aftermarket ecosystem are here,” explained AIA Canada President JF Champagne to Autosphere.ca as he welcomed the hundreds of guests to the evening. “We wanted to create a more exclusive event where our sponsors invited a selection of customers. AIA’s Canada Night is all about celebrating our presence on the continent by highlighting our immense strength.”

The evening, which took place in the ballroom of a major Las Vegas hotel, allowed key players in the automotive maintenance, auto glass, collision repair and tire sectors to meet and mingle.

Over the next few days, the Autosphere.ca platform will present the results of its numerous meetings with suppliers of equipment, tools, replacement parts and specialized services who provide innovative solutions to Canadian automotive maintenance and repair workshops.


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