BETHESDA, MD — Top financial and investment executives from within and outside the automotive aftermarket are slated to address the first-ever Aftermarket Financial Symposium — “Leveraging for Growth,” Sept. 7-8, 2005 in Chicago. The event is being sponsored by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA).
Among the speakers and presentations scheduled to take place:
Perspectives on Key Financial Issues from the Operating Side, Michael Archibold, executive vice president, CFO, AutoZone
Mergers & Acquisitions, Dan Smith, president, Capstone Financial
Strategic Planning, Sam Rovit, partner, Bain & Company, Inc.
Executives from Lockton Companies, Massachusetts Financial Services and Grant Thornton will make presentations on risk management, perspectives from Wall Street and key financial issues from the accounting profession. Breakout sessions on the PARTnerShip Network, PIES and ACES will be hosted by Scott Luckett, AAIA’s vice president, Technology Standards and Solutions.
“Interest in the symposium has been extremely strong from both the financial community and the aftermarket,” said Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA president and CEO. “We urge CFOs, financial service providers, investment analysts, CPA firms and others with interests in improving the bottom line of their business and that of the automotive aftermarket’s to register early.”
The symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago on Wednesday, Sept. 7 and Thursday, Sept. 8. Register for both the Aftermarket Financial Symposium and the Aftermarket eForum (July 19-21 in Chicago) and save $200.
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