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CAWA Winter Educational Forum
 February 15-16, 2018
Meritage Resort & Spa Napa, CA


February 15, 2018 starting at 1:00 p.m.  PST           To-                                                                             February 16, 2018, until 2:00 p.m. PST.

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The Meritage Resort & Spa Napa Valley 
875 Bordeaux Way
Napa, CA 94558

For Room Reservations:

$185.00 single/double occupancy
(plus 14% occupancy tax & $25.00 Resort Fee)   Resort fee includes: Welcome bottle of wine, daily bottled water & newspaper, in-room internet, WIFI in lobby, valet or self parking, use of fitness center & business center.               

Room reservations should be made directly with the hotel at 707-251-1900 ask for the CAWA rate or you may also use thebelow Internet Link for Reservations:

  DEADLINE to reserve rooms is JANUARY 23, 2018.

 Extend your stay and visit Napa Wine Train.  To reserve your space go to

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Janet Waldie 
CAWA-Representing the Automotive Parts Industry 


  It's time to register for the CAWA Winter Educational Forum

CAWA Winter Educational Forum is a two day event for the Board of Directors, Manufacturers Advisory Council, members and friends. During the two days you will hear industry experts provide insight and critical thinking on topics that affect the automotive parts industry.


Thursday-February 15, 2018
  • 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Executive Committee Only
  • 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.-  Manufacturers Advisory Council  Sponsored by: 
  • 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.- Membership/Education       Sponsored by:                                                                         Public Affairs Committee Meetings   Sponsored by:       
  • 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.- Cocktail Reception in Estate Wine Cave   Sponsored by:                                                         
  • 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.- Dinner in Estate Wine Cave   Sponsored by:                                                                                                                         

Friday- February 16, 2018:

  • 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.-  Board of Director's Meeting    Sponsored by: 
  • 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m- General Session, Lunch & Yang Meet Up  Sponsored by:                                                    
  • "Ecommerce and the Changing Needs of Repair Shops" presented by: Greg Kirber, CEO, Parts Tech
  • "A New Standard for Automotive Repair Software" presented by: Carolyn Coquillette, CEO,                  Shop-Ware, Inc.
  • "Warranty Rights-What You and Your Customers Should Know" presented by:  Jennifer Zins, Director of Government Affairs, CAWA
  • "A National Update on the Auto Care Legislative Agenda in the 115th Congress" presented by:  Aaron Lowe, Senior Vice-President, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Auto Care                                                                                                  
  • Adjourn
                      Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors