Changes ahead for NACE’s MSO Symposium

Colleyville, Texas — April 11, 2014 — The MSO Symposium held during NACE the past three years will have a new name: the Collision Repair Executive Symposium (CRES).

The MSO Symposium has been an extremely popular event during NACE since it premiered in 2011, drawing attendance from the largest multi-shop operators in the collision repair industry. The business event will now cater to a broader group of collision repair executives allowing it to be more inclusive of some of the best operators in the collision repair industry. It will also include some changes in content including a focus on operations and participation from insurance company executives presenting information on trends. No other industry event will do more to bring together the thought leaders in collision repair than CRES. The content will cover business growth, insurance and collision industry trends, facility utilization, mergers and acquisitions, and more.

“Some businesses are preparing for expansion through growth or acquisition while others are preparing for merger or divestiture,” says Dan Risley, ASA president and executive director. “This symposium will provide information essential in understanding market conditions and preparing for the future, regardless the size of the business.”
The CRES will open with a reception Thursday evening, July 31, 2014, at COBO Center in Detroit. Presentations will begin Friday, August 1, at 8 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m. with breaks and a luncheon to allow for networking and peer-to-peer discussion.

Registration for CRES will open later in April, however hotel reservations can be made now via the Travel section of the website, www.NACEexpo.com, for the week of July 27 and all events taking place during “Industry Week” in Detroit. These include the many board and association meetings Monday, July 28; the CIC summer meeting Tuesday, July 29; the I-CAR Conference and Gala 35th Anniversary Networking Event Wednesday, July 30; and featuring NACE/CARS 2014 Conference + Expo Wednesday-Saturday, July 30-August 2. (Expo will be held Thursday and Friday.)

Now in its 32nd year, NACE/CARS 2014 will feature numerous opportunities for technical training, business education, demonstrations, networking and technology showcases for stakeholders, owners, managers and technicians in the collision and service repair industries.

For more information, please visit NACEexpo.com.


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