Industry delegates return to the international stage

Story and photos by ALLISON ROGERS

The International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) sure knows how to throw a welcome-back party. The organization held its first in-person Global Summit in June, which saw hundreds of international industry delegates travel to the principality of Monaco to network along the shores of the French Riviera.

It had been more than two years since the last IBIS Global Summit—the organization’s last in-person Summit was held in Lake Maggiore, Italy, in 2019. This year, delegates gathered at Le Meridien Beach Plaza hotel in Monaco from June 15 through June 17. Attendees witnessed compelling sessions from international delegates, including Canadian industry representation from Flavio Battilana, the chief strategy officer for CSN Collision Centre, who provided international delegates with some insight on the Canadian industry’s pandemic experience.

Collision Repair was in Monaco for the IBIS Global Summit—catch some of the action below!

This year’s IBIS interviewees: three talented painters each paving their way in the industry. From left to right, IBISTV host Sean Fletcher; freelance refinisher Rachel Murray, who also owns her own business, Paint by Rach; Daryl Head, painter at FMG Repair Services and Ase Brekke Roe.


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