Colleyville, Texas — February 20, 2014 — The Canadian Collision Industry Forum has announced it will host a special event during NACE/CARS 2014 in Detroit, Mich. According to a statement released by NACE show management, co-locating a special summer meeting in conjunction with NACE/CARS 2014 will allow Canadian repair professionals to stay current on important industry issues and trends while viewing the latest technology, services, and training opportunities offered during Industry Week.
The CCIF meeting will feature expert speakers and panel discussions followed by an exclusive cocktail reception. Attendees will be able to connect with other Canadian industry leaders at the first-ever CCIF Special Event at NACE/CARS.
â€œCCIF represents the heart of the Canadian automotive repair market and to have this group host a special meeting during NACE/CARS for their constituents is very exciting,â€ said Dan Risley, ASA Executive Director. â€œThis decision supports the ongoing plan for international growth of NACE/CARS and fits with the direction of Industry Week, which is bringing the automotive repair industry together for education and networking.â€
â€œWe are looking forward to hosting this special meeting during NACE/CARS 2014,â€ said Leanne Jefferies, CCIF Director, Collision Programs, AIA Canada. â€œMany of our forum attendees and partners plan to attend NACE, and with the new location so close to Canada, this is a logical step for CCIF.â€
Vincent Romans, North American collision industry expert, will give an overview of the state of both the Canadian and US Collision Repair and Property and Casualty industries. He will address many of the following topics and will provide a framework for MSOs and collision repairers to consider alternatives. The topics he will cover include:
â€¢ The Evolving MSO Marketplace
â€¢ Industry contraction, consolidation, convergence and constructive transformation
â€¢ Market size, MSO leaders and rankings, segments and market comparison
â€¢ Collision Repair Industry Trends
â€¢ P & C Insurance Industry Trends
â€¢ What are the implications and what might the future look like
Event Schedule for Thursday, July 31, 2014
1:00-4:00 pm: Conference
4:00-6:00 pm: Cocktail Reception
Sponsorship is available for $1,500.
Sponsor Benefits include:
â€¢ 5 event badges (additional badges are $85/badge)
â€¢ Logo recognition on â€œSpecial Event at NACEâ€ webpage on CCIF website
â€¢ Logo recognition on event signage
â€¢ Logo recognition on event program
Sponsorship opportunities will be available shortly and you can download and complete the sponsorship form.
Cost to attend is $85 per person. Registration will be available shortly and you can download and complete the registration form. For more information, please contact Leanne Jefferies, Director, Collision Programs, AIA Canada at 905-628-2041.