Our lives are shaped by the rapid advancements in technology and in order to maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace, it is critical to stay ahead of the curve and next disruption. Industries have to adapt and integrate enhanced and safer technology into the manufacturing of their products and the products themselves – the automotive industry is a testament to this.

Waterloo EDC and the Automotive Parts Manufacturing Association (APMA) are hosting the second annual AutoTech Symposium on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in Waterloo, ON. The symposium brings together innovative Ontario automotive technology companies and connects them with automotive decision-makers in the areas of security software, artificial intelligence and automation.

Building on the enormous success of the 2016 event, the 2017 AutoTech Symposium is an opportunity to learn about the future of the automotive industry. As the only event of its kind in North America, the agenda will focus on Ontario’s capabilities in the auto sector, specifically on the smarter, safer and connected technologies Canadian companies – within the innovation corridor – are developing to cause the next shift in the automotive and mobility sectors.


Event Overview

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Time: 7:45 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Federation Hall, University of Waterloo


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wredc-horizontal-logo_cmyk- newWaterloo EDC is Waterloo Region’s investment promotion agency and the first point of contact for companies of all sectors wishing to locate, relocate or expand in our community. As an independent, not-for-profit organization, we are primarily funded by the Region of Waterloo and the seven Area Municipalities. At Waterloo EDC, we aim to foster, support and deliver a coordinated and integrated approach to economic development in Waterloo Region. Our vision is to be locally rooted, internationally competitive and globally renowned.


APMAAPMA’s fundamental objective is to promote the O.E. automotive supply manufacturing industry both domestically and internationally. The Association provides important representation to both Federal and Provincial Governments, supports regional government initiatives and creates and executes global marketing initiatives in order to develop trade and business opportunities for the membership.


Waterloo_WatCARThe Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR) conducts advanced research to further automotive innovation and competitiveness. From active safety to automated driving, from light weighting to advanced powertrains, 125 faculty researchers lead the largest university-based automotive activity in the country. Our leading-edge studies, for industry partners around the world, enhance vehicles, components and their materials with new approaches and integration of innovative technologies.