APMA Annual Conference

Annual Conferences

apmaTEC – 2019

Launch of ASCIP Program – 2016

The Automotive Supplier Competitive Improvement Program (ASCIP) supported Ontario’s auto parts sector in adopting industry-leading software, hardware and/or providing training and mentorship to improve processes and increase competitiveness. The program was delivered by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), in partnership with the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA), on behalf of the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT).

APMA Connected Vehicle Launch – 2014

In June of 2014, the APMA Conference was used to launch Canada’s first connected vehicle. The Lexus RX350 was donated by Toyota Canada for the purpose of demonstrating the integration of various pieces of Canadian connected vehicle technology on a single vehicle. This project, and the lessons learned from it, would become the foundation of what became AVIN.

Canadian Automotive Partnership Council (CAPC) – 2002

CAPC is an industry-led organization formed in September 2002 to address the key competitive issues facing the Canadian automotive industry. Membership comprises the CEOs of Canada’s five assemblers and leading parts suppliers, as well as representatives of Unifor, industry associations, auto research-focussed academia, and the federal and provincial (Ontario and Quebec) Ministers of Industry. CAPC is chaired by Don Walker, CEO of Magna International Inc. This initiative was discussed and announced at the APMA conference earlier that year.