THE VALUE – Issue #1: 2017 TalkAUTO Canada Exceeds Organizer’s Expectations

Welcome to the first edition of The Canadian Black Book – The Value. Our goal is to provide our clients and partners with news, event updates, new initiatives and opinions from Canada’s trusted source for vehicle values and automotive insights. In this edition we cover:


2017 TalkAUTO Canada Exceeds Organizer’s Expectations
Sixth Annual is the Largest Event Yet with over 435 in Attendance

The sixth annual TalkAUTO Canada Conference, hosted by Canadian Black Book and J.D. Power, commenced November 8th and was the largest event in terms of attendance since its inception in 2012. Well over 435 auto industry executives came to the Toronto Congress Centre to take in some high-end presentations and mingle with Canada’s auto industry elite.

The 2017 edition of TalkAUTO Canada was themed ‘Customer Engagement in a Digital World’, and seemed to hit a chord with the attendees, sponsors and presenters alike.

“What a day! The presenters were phenomenal, the content was right on topic. We could not have asked for a livelier group, all discussing the issues that face auto retailing today,” says Brad Rome, President, Canadian Black Book.

Attendees come from a wide variety of automotive industry segments, with strong representation from manufacturers, retailers, financial providers, data providers, marketing agencies, aftermarket suppliers, and media.

“It’s hard to imagine how we can offer a better line-up of speakers and continue to grow this event for the years to come. But this momentum is surely a good sign and we look forward to getting to work to make next year’s TalkAUTO just as exciting, and even bigger” says Tim Braley, Sr. Director, JD Power.

The event featured an impressive list of auto industry expert speakers, highlighted by keynote addresses from Larry Hutchinson, President and CEO, Toyota Canada Inc. (“Setting a Course to the Future of Mobility”); and Josh Bloom, Automotive Practice Leader, Facebook Canada (”Mobile Moves Metal”). For more TalkAUTO Canada details go to and on Twitter follow the hashtag #TalkAUTOCanada.

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