London, United Kingdom — February 8, 2016 — The line-up for the IBIS Global Summit 2016 is almost complete with more top-level presentations joining Google, Caliber, I-CAR and Autoglass. IBIS 2016 takes place May 23 to 25 at the Hilton Diagonal Mar in Barcelona. Collision Repair magazine is the exclusive Canadian Media Partner of IBIS 2016.
One of the highlights from the 2015 Global Summit was a session on consolidation, a topic which is still high on the global industry’s agenda. To continue this natural momentum, corporate finance expert Bradley Mewes will update IBIS delegates on the latest direction of consolidation in collision repair.
As the Global Summit 2016 is taking place in Barcelona, IBIS is taking advantage of local expertise to explore wider issues. Spanish insurance company MAPFRE is confirmed to present on “A Spanish insurer in the global market,” looking at new and emerging regions. In addition, Ignacio Suarez, Manager of research organization CESVIMAP, will look at regulation and claims handling in the Spanish market, as well as the latest repair techniques.
Completing the roster is John Fearn, Motor Claims Product & Strategy Director at Broadspire by Crawford & Company. Fearn will present on connected claims, examining how third party administrators add value and new business models for the insurer/repairer relationship.
These sessions join the already announced Richard Offermann and Tanja Hufschmidt from Google Automotive, David Smith from Caliber, John Van Alstyne from I-CAR and Neil Atherton from Autoglass. The IBIS Global Summit 2016 looks to surpass the success of previous years and leave delegates with more knowledge and business acumen to take back to their local regions.
The world class conference is only possible with the support of the forward-thinking IBIS partners: 3M, AkzoNobel, Audatex, Belron, EMM, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Fix Auto World.
IBIS Global Summit tickets are available for £1,795 (approximately $3,607 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, as well as the final half day’s conference and delegates’ lunch on May 25.The price also includes two nights’ accommodation (May 23 and 24) at the conference venue, the Hilton Diagonal Mar.