On June 21-23, ASA-AZ hosted its annual Automotive Training & Expo at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino in Chandler, AZ.
According to ASA-AZ Executive Director Diana DeLeon, “Our 2019 ASA Arizona Training & Expo was a huge success. Our new venue and new look was welcomed by all attendees and sponsors. This was our highest attended conference in the past five years which we credit to the top quality training classes and trainers that we were able to offer.”
DeLeon added, “Making a change in the venue, trainers, and overall look and feel of the event was a bit scary, but we knew it was time. We were also happy to offer a great family weekend with private cabanas to enjoy. These cabanas were generously sponsored by three companies giving our attendees food and drinks while they enjoyed the pool.” The cabanas were sponsored by Golucci Insurance Group, SRC Oil and Gas and Merle’s Automotive Supply.
The weekend began on the evening of Friday, June 21 with a welcome reception and expo where sponsors had an opportunity to showcase their latest products and services. Another expo reception was held on the evening of Saturday, June 22 with dinner, drinks and entertainment.
Saturday’s agenda featured a plethora of training seminars from renowned industry speakers. Management courses included a full-day business management course taught by Bob Greenwood from the Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Center, and AMI-certified “Advisor Mistakes & How to Avoid Them” taught by Rick White of 180BIZ and sponsored by WorldPac.
ATI sponsored “Service Advisor - Super charge your front counter skills by becoming a Customer Relationship Manager” which was taught by Jim Silverman, and Danny Sanchez of Autoshop Solutions presented “Building a Winning Culture.” ATI also sponsored two educational seminars presented by Matt Winslow: “How to Control the Money in Your Business” and “Transitions - Preparing for the Next Generation.”
ASA-AZ’s 2019 Training & Expo also featured six technical training sessions taught by Bosch’s Sergio Fernandez, Marlon Kunz of AutoNation, Calvin Higgins from O’Reilly Auto Parts and AutoNation’s Ken Willard.
Marketing seminars were also available.