SUN PEAKS, British Columbia -

The 2016 BC Auto Industry Conference is set for Oct. 13-14 at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre in Sun Peaks, British Columbia.

The conference, presented by the New Car Dealers Association of BC in partnership with Auto Remarketing Canada, brings together dealers from around the province, top industry experts from throughout the country, influential businesspeople and key government leaders.

The event includes a panel of used car and remarketing executives with concentrations in wholesale acquisition, retail strategies and emerging technologies. Panelists include Mark Rousseau, president of CarProof and John MacDonald, general manager of ADESA Auctions Richmond, BC.

Other speakers include:

—Kevin Baumgart, vice president of business development for Hireology
—Erik Berg, partner with KPMG
—Michael Hatch, chief economist with the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA)
—Ron Henson, global brand ambassador for DrivingSales
—Roderick McCloy, lawyer with Shapiro Hankinson & Knutson Law Corp.
—Eric Rae, senior manager at KPMG
—Maria Soklis, president of Cox Automotive Canada
—the Hon. Todd Stone, MLA for Kamloops – South Thompson, and minister of transportation and infrastructure & minister responsible for emergency management BC, government of British Columbia
—Mike Weiler, lawyer with Mike Weiler Employment + Labour Law.

The conference includes optional participation in an Amazing Race team challenge on Oct. 13. This activity is suitable for all fitness levels, and participants may enter as individuals or as a team of five. There is no fee for dealer members; registration is $125 for associates and suppliers. Spouses/guests are invited to participate.

Conference registration is open until Sept. 26, or until sold out. Group rates at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel are available through Sept. 22.

Click here to register. Contact Christie Morning-Smith at with any questions. 

Additional conference details may be found by clicking here.