Training Events



  March 5–8, 2020  VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo provides you with the opportunity to learn and network with leading shop owners, managers and technicians. In 2018, over 3,500 automotive service professionals from 45 U.S. states, 7 Canadian provinces, 2 Caribbean islands, and Zimbabwe attended the event. Choose from cutting-edge management and technical training courses, including live-car and hands-on training. VISION also features a 60,000 square-foot exhibit hall showcasing the latest tools, equipment


LinderTech Training Event - Toronto

 OCT 2nd - OCT 5th 2019

I am excited to announce the BIG 4-DAY LINDERTECH TRAINING EVENT. The 14th annual Lindertech North fall session is back in Toronto for October 2-5th. This is management and technician training by top instructors in the industry. Rick White, John Shewbridge, Niel Speetjens, Scot Manna and John Thornton will lead the training. Once again the best of the best and we are honored to have such quality and expertise returning to Toronto. Class will be split between Cochrane Automotive and the Hilton Garden Inn. Rick White will be teaching Wednesday's session with 'Service Advisor A to Z Master Class' John Shewbridge is a trainer for Hunter Engineering. He will be teaching "Modern Alignment Techniques" during Thursday morning. Niel Speetjens is the technical Training Manager for the ZF Group. He will teach the Thursday afternoon session; 'Modern Chassis Technologies' Mr. Scot Manna will have a full Friday teaching 'BMW Valvetrain Systems & Driveability Diagnostics' John Thornton's Saturday morning session will be 'Push Button Ignition' and the afternoon training topic will be 'Gasoline Direct Injection Update: Operation & Diagnostics' Once again we are extremely excited to have such a great training event coming to Toronto. Thank you to all the trainers for coming up north to share their expertise and knowledge. And a huge thank you to the techs, owners and managers for taking time out of your busy schedules to allow to to happen. Special thank you to Leah and John Cochrane for their hard work, dedication and passion for this industry. These two are the heart and soul of this industry. Words can't express how amazing these two are. Any questions please message me OR contact Leah Cochrane @ 416-236-1763 or Thank you for supporting local training. 


Automechanika 2020

Coming Soon in 2020


SEMA Show 2020


The SEMA Show takes place Nov 3-6th 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center located at 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas.

The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.


AAPEX 2020

   Nov 3-5 2020, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nev. 

 You put your heart and soul into your work every day. But the automotive aftermarket moves fast, and staying competitive means keeping your finger on the pulse of the industry. At AAPEX, you’ll see the new-to-market products, emerging technology, and will get practical training to handle whatever rolls into your shop. Whether you sell or distribute auto parts or are responsible for the maintenance of vehicles, you need AAPEX – the lifeline of the automotive aftermarket. 


ASA Florida Foundations

 Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:00 AM EST
Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 12:00 PM EST
Work Hard & Train Smarter! Register now for this awesome Training and Trade Expo Event held at Daytona Speedway! Included... A Full Day of Training & Expo Vendors, Meals, and oh the networking ! Plus, a Speedway Tour on Sunday option! Space is very limited, do NOT wait!
Daytona International Speedway 



 June 10-14, 2020 STX2020 will be our largest event yet with more than 300 new and unique technical and business classes available, offering a more extensive custom learning experience. Classes will be presented by OE manufacturers, Carquest Technical Institute (CTI) and WORLDPAC Training Institute (WTI). STX2020 also gives you the opportunity to connect with over 250 international automotive part manufacturers, suppliers, brands, tool & equipment demonstrations and other industry professionals. 


ASA Pennsylvania Super Saturday

October 12, 2019 

 Next year we are expecting a minimum of 300 attendees, reaching from Pittsburgh to as far as Washington. The EXPO floor is considerably larger this year and will provide you with the ability to present your products and services directly to our members. There will also be more time for the attendees to interact .This is the opportunity for sponsorship that offers greater visibility as well as additional opportunities throughout the year to meet with our members. 


Ratchet + Wrench Management Conference


OCT. 3–5, 2019


The 2019 Ratchet+Wrench Management Conference is coming home. For the first time, we will host our event right in our hometown of Minneapolis-St. Paul—and we have a lot of exciting changes and tweaks in store that will help you take your business to the next level.

Stay tuned for announcements, and catch up on all that happened at our event in 2018 


ATSE 2019

  September 27-28th, 2019 is a must attend date as IGO presents ASTE 2019. Shop owners, service advisors & technicians will be able to take part in the largest automotive aftermarket event held in the Carolinas. This event has some of the nation’s top trainers delivering cutting edge information at a price that one would expect to pay for one seminar. 



 ASA Illinois is excited to host several Hands-On Tech Training (HOTT) events in 2018 and 2019. The first two dates for this all-day hands-on training were in April. Three additional HOTT events are scheduled for the Fall and two more for the Winter of 2019: (more dates to come) 


ATE Automotive Training Expo

March 22-24, 2019 Seatac, WA

We have some of the Top Industry-leading trainers lined up for the 2019 ATE Event. From Mechanical technical classes to Business Management and sales classes, ATE has it covered. 



 February 19-22, 2020  Nashville, TN

Why Attend?

  •  A/Ccess to the mobile A/C and engine cooling service and repair information technicians want to make accurate diagnosis and reliable repairs.
  • A/Ccess to the experts in the field who create repair processes, A/C systems, tools and equipment.
  • A/Ccess to other mobile A/C professionals from manufacturing, distribution, service and repair and regulatory agencies.
  • A/Ccess to top shelf mobile A/C training!


Just Cars 2020


This year we celebrate 17 years by returning to the beautiful Orlando, Florida on April 24-25, 2020. The show and educational classes will be inside the Caribe Royale Orlando. The show floor will be open April 24 & 25 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and educational classes are schedule starting April 23rd thru 26th at different times throughout those days.

More information coming soon!


SAE International


Oct 29-31 2019 Novi, MI

For the first time ever, SAE international brings together the programming from 8 classic SAE events, plus hot new technology topics, to create the industry’s most influential automotive mobility event—Innovations in Mobility.

As an attendee, you can choose the sessions that are right for you. Allowing you to create a completely customizable learning and networking experience that fits your needs. This multi-track conference consists of more than 40 technical sessions running in 5 concurrent tracks.

Innovations in Mobility’s Tracks:

  • Automated & Unmanned Mobility
  • Advanced Propulsion
  • Smart Mobility and Infrastructure
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Next Gen Materials

Innovations in Mobility is the place to discover what’s hot in the automotive mobility industry. There’s no better event for education, networking, cross-industry collaboration, generating new leads and closing new business.


2019 ASA Illinois Summit


Are You Ready for the New Marketplace?

The automotive repair market is changing at a rapid pace, along with emerging technology and local and national legislation. Be sure your shop is ready to thrive in the new marketplace. Join us on September 14, 2019 as a panel of experts discusses the many changes that are coming.

Carm Capriotto from Remarkable Results Radio will discuss “The Top 9 Strategies of the Highest Performing Shops” and will moderate 2 panel discussions with industry experts:
> Are you ready for the New Automotive Repair Marketplace?
> How do we pay our techs $100,000 per year?

ASA Illinois is proud to have the acclaimed speaker Carm Capriotto and a panel full of experts including:
> Donny Seyfer, NASTF
> Jim Silverman, ATI Automotive Training Institute
> Jeremy O’Neal, Advisor Fix
> Danny Sanchez, Autoshop Solutions
> Bill Haas, Haas Performance
> Noah Frank, HR Attorney, SmithAmundsen
> And More…

This amazing group will lead our shop owners and managers in a day of important and inspiring information at our 2019 Summit! Plus the Summit will feature a Speed Networking with Vendors Luncheon, where you’ll have an opportunity to network with key industry vendors.

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November 8-10th 2019

 It's my favorite time of year again for AASP-PA; our annual conference is upon us! Every year, those in the automotive industry come together for professional development, to learn the latest trends, practices and technology, and to reconnect with others in the industry. This year we have a great line-up of nationally recognized speakers for mechanical, management and collision topics! Watching techs come away with something they didn't know before; seeing owners learn about how to improve their bottom line and interacting with everyone during the vendor show make the entire planning process more than worth it. The TOOLS Committee and I hope to see you there! 

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October 25-26 2019

ATE East has some of the best trainers in the industry lineup. Get the latest training, browse exbits, ranging from all aspects of the industry, benefit from great networking opportunities and more. And if they havent heard yet, dont forget to tell your boss and colleages. Use our covenient online email form to pass on the word about this not-to-miss event. 


ASA Colorado Summit


Training to New Heights January 24-25 2020

MORE Training Than Ever Before!
24+ Classes for Your Entire Staff · Professional Resources · Industry Leading Networking
Technicians - Service Writers - Managers - Owners
Interactive & Fun Vendor Displays · Access to the Latest & Greatest Industry Technology