Our annual showcase event designed to inspire Canadian automotive professionals into unlocking their dealership’s full potential — with advice that encourages creativity, experimentation, and forward thinking in marketing and sales.
Mindy Weinstein is a national speaker, trainer and digital marketing expert. She has taught hundreds of individuals from companies of all sizes, such as Facebook, The Weather Channel, Rosetta Stone, Investor’s Business Daily, HBO, LL Bean and Sportsman’s Guide. Other digital marketing agencies come to Mindy to learn the latest trends, concepts and methodologies.
As a regular conference speaker, Mindy has presented at numerous events across the country, including Digital Summit, ASD Market Week, Pubcon, SMX, SEJ Summit, The Dedicated Entrepreneur, Reed Elsevier/LexisNexis Digital Marketing Summit, Speak, Serve & Sell, Habitudes, and more. Her speaking style is energetic, fun, entertaining and above all else, informative. She is able to take even the most complex topics and make them understandable and actionable to the audience.
Mindy co-authored The Marketing Avengers and Rich and Thin: Slim Down, Shrink Debt, Turn Calories Into Cash (McGraw Hill). She is a contributor to SearchEngineJournal.com and StreetFightMag.com. Mindy has been interviewed on Fox, NBC and ABC. She has also been quoted as an expert in The Huffington Post, The Washington Post and The Arizona Republic and featured on KTAR 92.3 FM and Bloomberg Radio.
Mindy’s marketing career began in 1999. She has an M.B.A. from Arizona State University and is working on her Ph.D. in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Technology. She is a university professor and teaches marketing courses.
Mathew Growden is the Head of the Google Canada Auto Retail Team.
He spent the first 18 years of his life in Wiarton, Ontario, the home of the famous Canadian groundhog prognosticator Wiarton Willie.
Prior to Google, Mathew accumulated over 20 years of digital experience at some well known companies including Indigo Books and Music, Freedom Mobile and Hot or Not.
Serial entrepreneur of the tech sphere since his very first company in 2002, Marc-André Lanciault is currently President at Amplio Numérique, partner and Head of digital transformation at Amplio Stratégies as well as partner and CTO at i lluxi.
Bachelor from UQAM’s Business School with a major in Information Systems, graduated from École d’entrepreneurship de Beauce, mentor and coach of young entrepreneurs, Marc-André masters technological innovation and authentic leadership.
During his career, he successfully developed, whether himself or leading a team of developers countless projects in numerous digital technologies, from web portals to ecommerce, web and mobile applications.
Speaker since 2012, he walked the stages of different events such as TEDxQuébec, the Chambre de Commerce du Montréal Métropolitain, Infopresse, the Événements Les Affaires, Stratégies PME, the Colloque Focus+Gestion RH, in addition to many corporate conferences.
Michel Falcon is a millennial customer and employee experience speaker who is asked to speak at events and conferences of all sizes. His message has him highly recruited to engage organizations who want to position themselves amongst some of the world’s most admired brands and learn strategies of customer and employee centric companies. Michel believes that a successful keynote consists of three things: education, entertainment and memorability.
Prior to consulting and speaking, Michel was a part of the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? customer experience team who were responsible for ensuring that the company was building the correct systems to influence customer loyalty, higher customer retention rates and remain an admired brand.
During his time at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? he recognized that he couldn’t learn from just one company if he wanted to be recognized as a leader in the customer and employee experience space. He chose to study Apple, Amazon, Westjet Airlines and Southwest Airlines, companies that grew to be admired, billion dollar brands by focusing on their customer experience. During Michel’s keynotes it is common for him to share some of their strategies and stories to encourage the audience to deploy similar programs.
Michel now coaches organizations to build the correct customer and employee strategies that will grow their profits and people. His blog www.michelfalcon.com is frequently visited by leaders of organizations who are looking to learn new tactics to implement within their business. His first book is to be released during the fall 2014.
Nikolas is a world-respected futurist speaker, author, and researcher. He wows audiences with keynote speeches on the impact of exponential technologies including: Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality; Work Productivity; The Sharing Economy; Autonomous Transportation; Smart Cities; Education; The Future of AI integrated with Life and Business; and Predictions for humanity from 2017 to 2030, and beyond.
Nikolas regularly appears on the BBC, CBC, CTV, Global News, Fast Company, VICE, and writes for the Techcrunch, Huffington Post, Forbes, Venturebeat, Betakit, TechVibes, Business.com, and other media.
Are you an innovator or know someone who is? Maybe you had a fresh take on community initiatives, or your colleagues ran a truly brilliant digital campaign. Well, now you can make your nomination for the first ever Kijiji Autos Innovation Award!
The Top 5 candidates will be flown to Toronto on October 21, 2019, and the winner will be announced at DealerTalk 2019.