Building for a Birthday Bash: CARSTAR Canada to celebrate 30 years with July conference in Victoria, B.C.

Victoria, British Columbia — CARSTAR Canada is celebrating its 30th anniversary by hosting the 2024 CARSTAR Conference: Velocity. 

According to a recent press release, this conference “will honour the many achievements of (the) Canadian CARSTAR franchise network in style while setting the stage for the next 30 years of success.” 

The conference will be held July 9th through the 11th in Victoria, British Columbia and will be held at the Victoria Conference Centre. The event will feature an agenda “filled with three days of education, thoughtful discussions and networking opportunities,” the press release further notes.

CARSTAR Conference: Velocity will kick off on Tuesday with the Harbour Hustle, a charity walk along Victoria Harbour to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Following this, attendees will join the CARSTAR team, vendor partners and industry leaders for the opening ceremonies, which will include a welcome message from the leadership team, a recognition ceremony for their years of service, followed by a birthday bash for CARSTAR Canada’s 30th year. 

On Wednesday, general sessions featuring the CARSTAR leadership team will be followed by a presentation from keynote speaker, Dr. Kimberly Amirault-Ryan, who will share her philosophy of strategic performance excellence to achieve the fullest potential in business and life. 

The afternoon will include a variety of breakout sessions set to provide in-depth information on initiatives and opportunities for CARSTAR Canada franchise partners in the year ahead. 

The closing day will feature more general breakout sessions, with a vendor trade show to take place in the afternoon. CARSTAR Canada will then host the 2024 Award Gala in the evening, complete with a 90s theme to honour the year of the company’s founding.

“This will be an incredible celebration of our history and heritage as we accelerate into the future as the leader in the collision repair industry,” said Dave Foster, SVP of operations and development, CARSTAR. “Moving through our anniversary year and into the next 30+ years of our business, we are only heading in one direction: forward. Throughout the conference, we will learn, grow and strengthen our bonds to better support our network and drive forward.”

“I encourage all of our franchise partners to get prepared for a can’t-miss event that will bring valuable insights but also fun and exciting surprises,” Foster added. “The entire Canadian CARSTAR team is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to honour and celebrate our franchise partners’ hard work and accomplishments in Victoria this July. Together, we will continue to push our velocity of growth, unlocking new opportunities, new areas for profitability, and new records to break.”

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