The Value – Issue #5: 2018 TalkAUTO Set for November 7 With Registration Opening Mid-June

Welcome to 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:

Canadian Black Book and J.D. Power together are pleased to announce the upcoming 2018 TalkAUTO, the seventh annual edition.   This year’s highly anticipated event will take place on Wednesday, November 7 at the Universal EventSpace in Vaughan, Ontario.

Registration for around 400 attendees, for the high profile Canadian auto industry conference, is set to open in mid-June.   TalkAUTO has grown into a top-tier networking destination for Canada’s auto industry key influencers and decision makers, who include many dealers, OEM executives, industry suppliers, finance and banking experts, trade media and more.

For 2018, the theme for TalkAuto is ‘Who Moved My Keys? Adapting to Change in a New Marketplace’, a play on the popular motivational business fable and New York Times Bestseller – ‘Who Moved My Cheese’.

An impressive line-up of guest and keynote speakers will support this year’s theme, headlined by Sheryl Connelly, manager of Global Consumer Trends and Futuring, Ford Motor Company.  Serving as Ford’s Futurist now for over a decade, and well known for identifying global trends and how they might impact the auto industry, she will certainly provide the TalkAUTO audience with an informative and memorable address.

“Each year, now our seventh, TalkAUTO gains credibility as a must attend event,” says Brad Rome, President at Canadian Black Book.  “Attracting a high profile speaker like Sheryl Connelly is a testament to how this event is perceived by the industry.”

“Last year’s event was an overwhelming success and our conversations since that day, with dealers, OEMs and industry people alike all point towards another exciting and enlightening day for Canada’s auto sector,” says J.D Ney, Country Manager, Canadian Automotive Division, J.D. Power.

Organizers urge you to keep the November 7th date saved and look out for the opening of registration in Mid-June. As in previous years, if history is any indication, seats will fill quickly.


For additional comments or more information, please contact:

Conrad Galambos
Media Relations
Canadian Black Book

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