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CONFERENCE OVERVIEW
Interested in speaking at DealerTalkx, the conference built for the advertising and marketing challenges in Canadian dealerships? If so, you’ve come to the right place. DealerTalkx helps dealers stay at the forefront of the rising digital wave by providing access to the highest quality content, inspiring keynotes, and educational breakouts. By combining all of this into one exceptional day, we’re looking for the best in the business to help equip dealers with the innovative tools, ideas, and digital strategies to prepare for The Dealership of the Future.

2nd Annual DealerTalkx Montreal:
When: September 21, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Martin Latulippe
Venue: Entrepôts Dominion

3rd Annual DealerTalkx Calgary:
When: October 17, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Martin Latulippe
Venue: TELUS Spark

5th Annual DealerTalkx Toronto:
When: November 16, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Gary Vaynerchuk – Check out more information here.
Venue: The Warehouse

WHO ATTENDS DEALERTALKx
● Dealer Principals
● General Managers
● General Sales Managers
● Marketing Directors
● Digital Managers
● New & Used Sales Managers

AVAILABLE SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES
DealerTalkx has limited openings in each of its speaker categories: Pioneers, Disruptors, Change Makers, and Rising Stars. All speakers must align their sessions around the theme, The Dealership of the Future.

We’ll be updating available slots to reflect the most up-to-date number of openings per category. Apply now before these spots are filled!

Note: Montreal sessions are available to French/bilingual speakers only.

ARE YOU...
A PIONEER?
We define The Pioneers as those who have led the digital revolution from its earliest stages and paved the way for the generations after them.
AVAILABILITY: 45-minute sessions in Toronto, Calgary & Montreal

A DISRUPTOR
The Disruptors are those who are challenging the status quo, both inside and outside of the automotive industry – forcing change and a new perspective into marketing and advertising.
AVAILABILITY: 45-minute sessions in Toronto, Calgary & Montreal

A CHANGE MAKER
When you practice what you preach by leading the automotive industry, and incorporate the latest trends and advancements into dealerships, you are a Change Maker.
AVAILABILITY: 45-minute sessions in Toronto, Calgary & Montreal

A RISING STAR
The Rising Stars are the industry’s ‘ones to watch’. Starting at the grassroots of the dealership this person strives to become the next disruptor, change maker, and even pioneer.
AVAILABILITY: 45-minute sessions in Toronto, Calgary & Montreal

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL
Here are some important things to note before submitting your speaking proposal:

● Keeping in line with the theme of this year’s DealerTalkx: The Dealership of the Future, speaking proposals must be educational and consist of new content that hasn’t been presented anywhere else. This ensures the quality and uniqueness of the content - be assured you’ll be sharing the spotlight with the best-of-the-best in the automotive industry.
● We also have a very strict no-pitch/sales guideline and each proposal will be reviewed by the DealerTalkx Advisory Board.
● Your proposal should include a specific topic with detailed discussion points.

Please include the following details in your submission. If you do not submit the proposal in full, it may not be considered by the Advisory Board.

● Session Title
● Session Description (maximum of 150 words)
● Learning Objectives (specific and detailed takeaways describing what attendees will learn at this session and how it will benefit them after the conference)
● Contact Information
● Speaker Bio and Experience
● Headshot Photo (for all presenters)
● Speaker Video – all applicants may submit a link to a brief speaker video. The video will be viewed at the time the proposal is reviewed and may be factored into the acceptance decision.
Note: Montreal speaking opportunities will only be conducted in French.

The Process
It’s easy to submit your proposal for DealerTalkx:

Send your full proposal by email to b2bmarketing@kijiji.ca. You are welcome to apply for all our conference dates and locations.

In your email, please don’t forget to include:
● Contact information (Full name, Title, Company Name, Address, Email, Phone Number)
● Preferred method of communication (phone or email)
● Which conference(s) you’d like to speak at: Montreal, Calgary, Toronto
● Tell us why you or your nominee would make a great speaker at DealerTalkX

Apply Now
Closes July 14th @ 5pm EST

NO-PITCH/SALES
All DealerTalkx speakers must not advertise or solicit business during any keynotes, sessions, workshops, or any activities during the conference. This guideline also prohibits speakers from advertising their brand or product. In doing so, each speaker will be a champion of the conference’s initiatives, remaining focused on inspiring and educating attendees.

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