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Virtual 77th Annual Automotive Recyclers Association Convention & Expo: GET YOUR EDGE

Turn your possibilities into probabilities at the first-ever virtual automotive recycling industry event – without even leaving your facility!


Virtual 77th Annual Automotive Recyclers Association Convention & Expo GET YOUR EDGE feat

Do you want to rejuvenate your business, revive your business profits, reframe your current perspective, refresh your team’s skills, and recharge your personal energy?

In light of the most challenging year in history, why wouldn’t you take advantage of ALL your options?

Look no further, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is offering this and more, and encouraging participation of the entire industry, not just its members. Finding a new perspective may be just what you need to go into 2021 with a clear plan of action and renewed energy … and a boost in the bottom line. Access to valuable, business-changing information and services is going to be, literally, at your fingertips! In fact, you’d be crazy not to take advantage.

What is the Opportunity?

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) presents “EDGE 2020,” the first-ever virtual automotive recycling industry event happening over three days, November 11-13 – and it’s coming directly to you in the comfort of your home or office!

EDGE 2020 offers opportunities to learn from industry experts, network with peers, and participate in a world-class Exposition boasting cutting-edge products and services from forward-thinking companies that could revolutionise your business … and all online.

There is even an APP for it, so you don’t miss anything!

“For the first time, we have the capability to help and engage with more auto recyclers than ever through the top-notch virtual convention platform, and bring it right to their office and to their teams,” says Scott Robertson, Jr., ARA’s President, and owner of Robertson Auto Salvage, in Wareham, MA. “If ever there was a year to assist all of the industry, this is it. We hope recyclers of all kinds from all around the globe take advantage of the possibilities within EDGE 2020.”

What’s in Store?

ARA has assembled an expert line-up of speakers and peer-leader panels who will share strategies for growth, efficiency, productivity, and recovery from the most challenging year in modern history.

Some of the sessions include:

  • Two Keynotes – “Working Less and Making More,” with Blake Stratton; and, “Overcoming Adversity,” with Jason Redman
  • Surviving 2020
  • Finding & Developing the Right People
  • Electric & Hybrid Vehicles – A New Chapter
  • Inventory Acquisition: The Single Most Important Thing You Do
  • Hybrid/EV Battery Recycling/Battery Safety
  • Maximise Core and End of Life Revenue
  • How to Kick A** at a Self-Serve Auto Facility
  • The Future of Auto Recycling
  • Engaging Sales Growth
  • Quality Parts Handling

And more!

Hang out and connect with peers, find resources, and more in the labs! Chat with your peers in the Engagement Center! Hear “Tech Talks” from Bid Buddy, Inventory Buddy, Car-Part, CCC, Crush, eBay and Hollander in the LEARNING LABS. At the RESOURCE CENTRE, you will find a facility tour of B&R Auto Wrecking, and other information you need to know! Lastly, everyone can use a break in the WELLNESS LOUNGE for a Brain Break or to stretch aching muscles.

Where’s the Innovation?

How many times do you get to directly connect your specific team members (who use the products and services every day) with multiple suppliers at one time to gain information and data to improve their skills or help make critical production decisions?

The virtual Exposition might be the most important aspect of the even. Attendees go into the “Expo Hall,” and can immediately see every company that is exhibiting at a glance. Then, they can:

  • Choose the booth of the vendors they want to connect with (just like a live trade show);
  • Set up a one-to-one appointment with the company to occur during a time-frame convenient to both;
  • Live video chat with a booth representative;
  • Learn about the company through their in-booth video or other in-booth options;
  • Watch an informational webinar in the booth, and then ask questions of the booth staff right away;
  • Email the company questions and requests for follow-up later;
  • Download information and videos into an attendee “eBag” for later review.

EDGE 2020 SPONSORS: Platinum – Hollander and IAA; Diamond –, LKQ and URG; Gold – Brock Supply and Peddle; Silver –PMR, RAS and Copart. 

Other companies already committed to the event, with more to come, are Advanced Remarketing Services, Brock Supply, Buddy Automotive Innovations,, CCC Information Services, Commercial Forms Recycler Supply, Copart, Crush Software, EZ-Route, GJ Sullivan Company Insurance, Hollander, LLC, Mike French & Co., Inc./Auto Recyclers Toolbox, Peddle LLC, PMR Inc., Rebuilders Automotive Supply, Recycling Today Media Group, ScrapCATapp, Texn Rewards LLC, United Recyclers Group, Vortex De-Pollution & Recycling Equipment, We Buy Key Fobs. Sponsor and Exhibitor list is as of 9/18/2020.

 If you’re a COMPANY interested in being an exhibitor, please visit: It is a great opportunity to connect with auto recyclers from around the globe!

What Can You Achieve?

“If an auto recycler wants to connect with their peers, get back on their feet, stay ahead of trends, and take their business to the next level, we can help them accomplish that,” says Sandy Blalock, ARA’s Executive Director. “We work to protect the marketplace from detracting intruders, offer pathways to progress with industry education, certification, and recognition, and provide ways to connect recyclers to their peers and to the quality service providers who bring innovation to the industry.”

Registration is now open and very affordable for you to make it a company-wide training experience. The registration fee is US$199 per person. Register five (5) or more from the same company and receive US$50 off PER REGISTRATION!

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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management [e2e] is the UK’s only salvage and automotive recycling network with nationwide, environmentally compliant sites delivering performance resilience and service reliability to the insurance and fleet markets.  The network’s online salvage auction drives strong salvage resale values and faster sales.  e2e’s salvage clients have access to the network’s stocks of over 5 million quality graded, warranty assured reclaimed parts. 

The power of the network model means e2e has the ability to influence industry standards and is committed to continually raising the bar whilst redefining the role and perceived value of the salvage operator.  Network members adhere to robust service level agreements, against which they are audited, in order to ensure performance consistency and a market leading customer experience.  

The salvage and recycling operating environment is evolving rapidly, and e2e is anticipating, listening and responding to changing market needs.  Regulatory compliance, ESG, reclaimed parts, customer experience, EVs, new vehicle technologies, data and reputation risk are just some of many considerations linked to the procurement of salvage services.  e2e will drive further added value to clients and members through the adoption and application of emerging technologies, continuing to differentiate its proposition and position salvage services as a professional partnership. 

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