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Engaging, Relevant Topics Planned for New Industry Forum at ASRW
Dallas/August 9, 2010 — Content was announced today for the new Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW) Industry Forum and Reception, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 10, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The forum will conclude the first day of education at ASRW 2010, featuring the NACE and CARS events taking place Oct. 10-13, 2010.
The ASRW Industry Forum will feature two concurrent 45-minute sessions: “Aftermarket Parts Quality: What’s In the Box” for the mechanical industry and “Certified Collision Repair – An Industry Perspective” for collision repair professionals; followed by a 30-minute networking break. Two additional concurrent sessions will follow: “Service Information Access: Right or Responsibility?” for the mechanical industry and “Diversity in the Shop: How to Work with People Not Like You” for collision repairers (moderated by Opening General Session speaker Kelly McDonald). The forum will conclude with an hour-long reception mixer.
“We’ve carefully planned the content for the ASRW Industry Forum to ensure we’re creating a platform to discuss only the most relevant industry topics,” says Ron Pyle, ASA president and chief staff executive. “Because of the issues we’ve chosen to address, we anticipate a lively, highly interactive event with compelling discussion.”
Tickets for the ASRW Industry Forum are available online for $40 if purchased by Aug. 17; $50 after, and may be purchased online in the attendee registration systems for NACE and CARS.
Sponsors of this new forum are: the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), the Women’s Industry Network (WIN), the National Auto Body Council (NABC), the Automotive Management Institute (AMI) and the I-CAR Education Foundation.
About the Events
ASRW includes NACE, CARS, Auto Glass Week, and the Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA) which makes it the industry’s leading event for true professionals to conduct business, network and engage in industry issues. ASRW is scheduled for Oct. 10-13 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Many new show features and industry forums are currently in development for ASRW 2010. Online registration is now open and offers various package options starting at $210 and Expo registration available for just $15 until the August 17 early cut-off. Online housing is also open, and provides the lowest hotel rates in recent years.
NACE (International Autobody Congress & Exposition)– the world’s collision repair event – represents the only B2B event of its kind specifically designed for collision repair industry professionals from around the globe. NACE features a comprehensive educational Conference and Exposition with hundreds of diverse exhibiting companies displaying the latest equipment, products, services and technology available to today’s collision repair industry. www.NACEexpo.com
CARS (Congress of Automotive Service & Repair) – the premier event for automotive service professionals – features a high-quality education lineup led by industry leaders, along with an exhibitor showcase of automotive service and repair related equipment, products and services. www.CARSevent.com
Auto Glass Week – an event dedicated to delivering quality education and exhibits intent on advancing the growth and recognition of automotive glass service and repair professionals.
For additional information, contact Hanley Wood Exhibitions at P.O. Box 612128, Dallas, Texas 75261-2128 or call 888.529.1641 or 972.536.6444.
About the Sponsor
ASA is the largest international not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive industry through education, legislative representation and member services. Its international membership base includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from all segments of the industry. For additional information about ASA, go to www.ASAshop.org. ASRW, NACE and CARS are produced by Hanley Wood Exhibitions.