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A Disney setting for ARA’s annual event

ARA ConventionThe Automotive Recyclers Association’s (ARA) 75th annual convention and exposition takes place between October 31st and November 3rd, 2018 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. 

 With speakers and over 30 educational sessions, including new peer-to-peer business process sessions, to allow visitors to gain knowledge and insight to apply to their business’. The popular “Tackling the Tough Issues” recyclers roundtable will be returning where the entire membership gathers together to discuss current industry issues, trends, share experiences and determine direction for the future. Other sessions include new features from yard management systems; how to build a better interchange; how to remove friction between recyclers and repairers, and more. A limited number of extended educational sessions offering business coaching from industry leaders in a small group format will also be available. 

A special feature this year, sponsored by Hollander, is Disney Institute. Disney Institute uses business insights and time tested examples from Disney parks and resorts worldwide to inspire individuals and organisations to enhance their own customer experience using Disney principles as their guide. This is an exclusive opportunity available ONLY to Disney property guests. This powerful learning experience is not about becoming Disney, but rather learning to think how this world-recognised organisation thinks and adapting those principles to your own business – FINDING YOUR MAGIC!


ARA’s Exposition features the largest assortment of automotive recycling vendors under one roof. Numerous networking events throughout the week are provided with opportunities to gain insights and share information with colleagues. 


If you would like to register to attend ARA’s 75th Annual Convention and Exposition visit 

New appointment on the ARA Board of Directors

Further news from ARA is the recent appointment of FAB Recycling Ltd’s Managing Director, Jason Cross.

ARA provided us with the following statement:

‘He was recently nominated to serve on the ARA Board of Directors as Regional Director representing the European region. As such, he will serve as the liaison between ARA members throughout Europe and the ARA leadership. He will serve a two year term and will participate in the in-person Board meeting scheduled for October 31st in Orlando, Florida, in conjunction with the 75th Annual ARA Convention & Exposition.  Congratulations to Jason on his appointment!’

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