Google execs to keynote IBIS 2016

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London, United Kingdom — January 12, 2016 — IBIS has announced that Richard Offermann, Industry Leader Automotive at Google, and Tanja Hufschmidt, Analytical Lead at Google Automotive, will deliver the keynote presentation at the IBIS Global Summit 2016, on May 23 to 25 at the Hilton Diagonal Mar in Barcelona, Spain. Collision Repair magazine is exclusive Canadian Media Partner for IBIS.

Google is one of the largest and best-known companies in the world and the most visited website on the planet. To talk of Google is to talk in superlatives. With business interests in almost every sector that technology touches, Google’s move into automotive and insurance was inevitable. Its power to disrupt, change and lead the future of our industry is incomparable.

Offermann and Hufschmidt will present in the keynote slot on the morning of the first day of the IBIS Global Summit conference. This year’s theme is “changing future landscapes” and few organisations are as well placed to cover this as Google.

IBIS has also announced two more sessions: Neil Atherton, Sales and Marketing Director at Autoglass, will be exploring the latest developments in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS); and John Van Alstyne, President and CEO of I-CAR, will discuss the importance of people and training for the good of the collision repair. Both of these sessions tie into the IBIS principles of safety, skills and standards.

IBIS is possible thanks to the support of its partners, the ranks of which have recently been strengthened by Belron. Every week Belron completes 110,000 mobile jobs worldwide in 34 countries across five continents. Belron is in good company, joining IBIS partners 3M, AkzoNobel, Audatex, EMM, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Fix Auto World, without which IBIS would not be possible.

IBIS Global Summit tickets are £1,795 (approximately $3,699 CAD) and include full access to the Welcome Reception on May 23, access to the full day’s conference, including lunch and breaks, on May 24, the International Dinner on the evening of May 24 and the final half day’s conference and delegates’ lunch on May 25. The price also includes two nights’ accommodation (May 23 and 25) at the conference venue, the Hilton Diagonal Mar.

To confirm your place, email Nicola Keady Nicola@ibisworldwide.com, call 00 44 (0)1296 642826 or visit ibisworldwide.com.


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