Young Automotive Network Group

YANG Leadership Conference

The YANG Leadership Conference is a collaborative learning event designed for auto care industry professionals under the age of 40. YANG Leadership Conference attendees will enhance leadership skills, sharpen auto care industry knowledge, and develop new relationships with peers.

CEU credits available

All attendees are eligible to receive continuing education units (CEU) credits toward their Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) or Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) professional designations.

Join Us at 2022 Young Automotive Network Group (YANG) Leadership Conference

MAY 20 - 21, 2022 | ORLANDO, FL

YANG is now accepting registrations for the 2022 YANG Leadership Conference. This event is designed for young professionals in the auto care industry to find connection with peers, learn from industry experts and come together as one collective industry by sharing the best of ideas and solutions for today’s challenges—both inside and outside of the work space.


Conference Scholarships

For the first time, YANG's Next Step Program will include free registration and accommodations to the 2022 YANG Leadership Conference!

**We are no longer accepting applications for 2022**
Winners will be announced mid-April.


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Bill Hanvey
President & CEO, Auto Care Association
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Eric Papp
Founder, Agape Leadership, LLC
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Jacki Lutz
Global Communications, Training and eCommerce Manager, Sensata Technologies
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Robert Roos
President, The Pronto Network
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Tamara Ghandour
Everyday Innovator, Business Owner & Change Leader

Conference Agenda

Onsite Health and Safety

Florida recommends but does not require face coverings for the general public. The CDC recommends wearing a mask if you are not vaccinated. At this time, our event does not require proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test on site. This information is subject to change if CDC, state or federal mandates evolve.



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Hyatt Regency Orlando

9801 International Drive 
Orlando, Florida, 32819
Tel: (407) 284-1234


Reserve yOUR Hotel Room

Deadline to receive discounted housing rate:
Friday, April 15, 2022

$219 per night

Reserve Hotel

*Please note, rooms are limited and subject to availability. Please book your room as soon as possible.

Registration information

YANG Leadership Conference is a part of 2022 Auto Care Connect week which also includes:

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May 15 - 18

Connect Landing page PBES Conference

May 17 - 18

Connect Landing page SLD logo

May 18 - 20

Opportunity to register for one or multiple events during Connect will be presented during the registration process.


This rate is for individuals 39 and under & includes access to all sessions and networking events.

  • Early Bird- $450
  • Standard - $550



This rate is for individuals 39 and under & includes access to all sessions and networking events.

  • Early Bird- $550
  • Standard - $650



This rate is for individuals 40 and over who have purchased a Mentor Pin & includes access to all sessions and networking events.

  • Early Bird- $450
  • Standard - $550


Early bird rate EXTENDED through Friday, April 22, 2022

Join a 1,500-strong network of young industry professionals around the world by applying for membership.


For questions

Jessica Fainberg
Community Liaison


(240) 333-1066

Michael Barratt
CMP, DES, SVP, Meetings and Events


(240) 333-1034

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Leah Jones
CMP, CAE, DES, Director, Meetings and Events


(240) 333-1061