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CAWA Leadership & Educational Forum    June 21-23, 2023

Hilton Long Beach, CA


June 21, 2023 starting at 5:00 p.m..  PST                   To-                                                                             June 23, 2023, until 2:00 p.m. PST.

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Janet Waldie 
CAWA-Representing the Automotive Parts Industry 

It's time to register for the CAWA Leadership & Educational Forum

CAWA is pleased to present our Summer Forum at the beautiful Hilton Long Beach Hotel.  We will have industry experts share their insight and critical thinking on contemporary topics that affect the automotive parts industry.  We will also conduct Association business through our committees and Board of Director's meetings.  A perfect venue to network with your colleagues join us in beautiful Long Beach!


Wednesday, June 21, 2023

  • 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.- Tour of the Terminal (CANCELLED due to unresolved labor issues)
  • 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.- "Jazz in the Beach"-PAC Fundraising Reception at the Hotel - cocktails and musical entertainment (additional registration required)                                              
  • 7:00 p.m.- dinner on own

Thursday, June 22, 2023 

  • 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.  eCommerce Task Force Meeting     
  • 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Executive Committee Meeting (invited guests only)
  • 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.    Manufacturers' Advisory Council  Meeting    
  • 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.    Membership/Education Committee Meeting  
  •                                    Public Affairs Committee Meeting    
  • 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.   YANG Regional Meet Up   
  • 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.   Reception at the Hotel
  • 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.   Dinner at the Hotel                                                                                                                             

Friday, June 23, 2023

  • 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.  Board of Directors Meeting
  • 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m   Lunch & General Session 

Here is a preliminary taste of contemporary industry issues to be presented at the Forum: 

“Vehicle Technology Drives Future Strategies”, presented by Ben Brucato, MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers and Dan Rader, Mevotech

“How Repair & Service Operators Will Thrive”, presented by Rick Schwartz ,Schwartz Advisors , and

 “Promoting the Human Condition – Education in the Aftermarket”, presented by Dr. Timothy Litzinger, AAP, University of the Aftermarket

  • 2:00 p.m.   Adjournment

Thank you to our sponsors!