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APMA 2014 Annual Conference
June 4-5, 2014

Registration Now Open 

APMA's 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition is returning to Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino in Windsor, Ontario on June 4-5, 2014. The theme of this year's event is "Technological Leadership for Competitive Growth". Annually attended by 600+ auto industry delegates, this is a great opportunity to gain significant corporate exposure with top-level industry executives, network and share best practices with industry colleagues, and showcase your best products and innovative technologies. Opportunities and spacing are limited, so be sure to act quickly. 

Full Conference registration is now available for this event. CLICK HERE for all the information and resources you need for this year's event including the conference brochure, booth registration, sponsorships, one-on-one meetings, agenda, and more.


Upcoming APMA Webinars

APMA has some exciting webinars coming up that are intended to educate and inform attendees on important issues, changes, and opportunities affecting the Canadian automotive manufacturing industry.  Additional 2014 webinars will be announced in the near future.  Most of these webinars are FREE to attend.  Please follow the links below for more information, and please join us! 

German Quality Assurance Requirements Under VDA 6.3 - April 25, 2014
Understanding German quality assurance standards under VDA 6.3 is vital for any company looking to supply the expanding German OEM production base in North America. This webinar will 
briefly outline the German quality assurance requirements, the benefits of an effective implementation within organizations (which is required by the German OEMs), and advise on the next steps for gaining greater familiarity with the standard.  

Epicor Webinar - Loss Elimination: From Recognition to Elimination - May 8, 2014
This webinar will educate you on how to reduce losses from all areas of your business and how to operate leaner.Eliminating loss - from every part of the business - is important for serving customers with high-quality, on-time, cost-effective products. This webinar will help you recognize random vs. recurring losses, and will help provide a framework to eliminate the causes of production losses. 


Join APMA's Automotive HR Network!

Employers, now's your chance to join APMA's Job Board and Automotive HR Network.  With it you can help streamline your business' hiring process, attract the best candidates, and integrate your applicant tracking system.  Once you sign up you get unlimited job postings, and specific screening questions and pre-hire assessments will help you identify the top candidates for the position.

To learn more, you can join a FREE webinar presentation that will demonstrate the uses and benefits of this system.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

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Expert Blogs

April 7, 2014

Ontario Funds Research into Connected & Autonomous Vehicles in Response…

Ryan Weaver

In response to a surging number of deaths caused by distracted driving the province of Ontario agrees to help fund research into connected and autonomous driving.

April 1, 2014

The Connected Car: An Automotive Megatrend to Watch

Julien Pouliot

Car companies are starting to think more and more like electronics and high tech companies. The industry is starting to understand that user experience is a key driver of sales, and the product quality is at parity between the various automakers more than ever.

March 26, 2014

IRAP Canadian Small Business Grants for Technological Innovation

Ryan Weaver

IRAP funding is typically released on April 1st of every year, which coincides with the start date of many IRAP-funded projects. However, most IRAP projects can occur anytime between the April 1st start date and March 31st of the following year; there are exceptions to this rule.

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