Huw Evans

First Ever WomenDriven Event at CIAS

WomenDriven team (L-R) Susan Gubasta, Justina Wilson, Miranda Pyatte and Diana Alexandra Conte.
Anne Gilligan, Corporate Liasion Manager, Weins Canada.
Bri Newman, Vice President, HR4 Dealers.
Ryan D'Mello of Auto Retail Team, Google Canada.
Jessica Todd, Senior Manager, Incentives Strategy, Hyundai Auto Canada.
Carolyn Macsween, Ontario Sales Manager, Kijiji Autos.
Jason Dale, Executive Director, Automotive Business School of Canada.
Carey Lamoureux, Senior Manager Chief Customer Experience, Nissan Canada.
Grace Kong, Vice President Human Resources, Cox Automotive Canada.
Jessica D’Alessandro, Marketing and Public Relations, 427 Auto & Avenue Collision.
Randy Price, Head of Accounts and Strategic Partnerships, Car Media 2.0.
Aniseh Sharifi, Fierce Media.
Jessica Cowan, Financial Services Manager, 400 Chrysler.
Brian Sencic, Automotive Growth, Facebook Canada.
Stephanie Wallcraft, President, Automobile Journalists Association of Canada.
Jennifer Worsley, Audi Brand Specialist, Audi Brampton.
Todd Bourgon, Executive Director, Trillium Automobile Dealers Association.
Enza Degiuli, Director of Retail Finance, RBC Automotive Finance.
Alicia Wilson, Senior Director of Sales, DealerInspire.
On February 21, the Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS) and Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) played host to the first ever WomenDriven event. The brainchild of current CIAS President and President of Mississauga Toyota, Susan Gubasta, TADA Events Planner, Diana Alexandra Conte, Automotive Consultant Miranda Pyatte and Mississauga Toyota Marketing Manager…

CCIF Toronto 2020: Fresh Perspectives

Past Chair Patrice Marcil, Current Chair Paul Prochilo, Keynote Speaker Craig Dowden and CCIF Director Caroline Lacasse at CCIF Toronto, January 31, 2020. (Photos: Huw Evans and Sukanya Ray Ghosh)
Steve Trapp from Axalta conducted the first CCIF Business Development Series workshop at CCIF Toronto 2020.
CCIF Director Caroline Lacasse welcomes attendees to the event.
The opening remarks were presented by current CCIF Chair Paul Prochilo of Simplicity Car Care.
Past CCIF Chair Patrice Marcil provided updates on CCIF’s Industry-Education Connection project.
Rhett Holland and Jean-Luc Sauriol showcased the latest offerings from ALLDATA.
Justin Jakubiak discussed legal issues associated with collision repair work.
The Enterprise team take a break from networking to pose for Collision Management’s camera.
John Turner of SATA presents the custom design SATAjet gun that was auctioned on Thursday evening for $3000 to Doug Roberts from Fix Auto Barrie North.
Visitors had the opportunity to network while enjoying the delicious food-spread.
The Axalta team pose for a group photo during the Thursday evening showcase.
Daniel Chudy from Centennial College tested the knowledge of the audience on various aspects of collision repair.
Jason Moseley from IBIS offered insights from a global collision repair industry perspective.
“The Voice.” As always, the audience used clickers to respond to several questions posed during the event.
Sebastien Rivard (left) and Massimo Pecchia provided demos at the Audatex booth.
Les Pawlowski from Symach and Josh Kazdan of Better Image Collision had an in-depth conversation regarding Symach equipment.
The Sherwin Williams team pose for a group photo.
James Curry and Trista Anger from BASF Canada attended the event.
Dustin King and Andrew Tabone showcased Norton St-Gobain’s product portfolio.
Russell Duncan poses with popular Pro Spot i4s smart welder.
Another successful edition of CCIF Toronto came to a conclusion at the end of January 2020. The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) hosted CCIF Toronto 2020 on January 30 (Thursday) and 31 (Friday) at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The 760 attendees, 54 exhibitors and 6 speakers made the…