North Richland Hills, Texas -- July 13, 2016 -- The final program for the MSO Symposium, held during NACE, is now complete. This year's MSO Symposium offers new content in a key segment.
The Insurer Panel, moderated by Marcy Tieger, Principal of Symphony Advisors, will cover topics including direct repair partner (DRP) strategy, evolution of self-managed programs, short- and long-term plans to address certification, how insurers envision working with large MSOs and how telematics are changing the insurance industry.
"Understanding the insurance segment of the repair market is critical to business success," said Tieger. "This panel, along with the Q&A opportunities, will provide helpful insight for repair leaders and owners."
Executives representing MSOs, multi-location and single location collision repair executives and insurance professionals are invited to attend this closed meeting.
Mike LeVasseur, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the Symposium. LeVasseur is Director of Corporate Development for ABRA Auto Body & Glass, one of the largest collision repair consolidators in the US.
"This year's program was developed with a combination of input from the industry, guidance from an incredible group of leaders on the advisory board, and past history of the event," said LeVasseur. "Those who attended in the past will be impressed with the new program, while those attending for the first time will have a lot to take in."
Vincent Romans, Founding Principal and Managing Partner of the Romans Group, will open the program with an update. Vincent's insight and statistics will highlight MSO activity and impact on the collision repair industry.
The MSO Symposium will include a MSO Panel, an OEM Panel, and a panel discussing collision repair around the world and how business models compare to those in the US market.
"There are many meetings and conferences throughout the year. This is the only event that is exclusive to the leaders in the collision repair industry," said ASA President and Executive Director Dan Risley. "The advisory board has made a huge impact in developing content relative to the needs of these leaders. Some businesses are preparing for expansion through growth or acquisition while others are preparing for merger or divestiture. This symposium will provide information essential to understanding market conditions and preparing for the future, regardless of the size of the business."
The MSO Symposium will open at 12 p.m. on August 11, 2016, with a private lunch, followed by presentations and panels beginning at 1 p.m. The event will conclude with a private reception for attendees and sponsors at 6 p.m.
Registration for the MSO Symposium is open at naceexpo.com, along with all other events taking place during NACE 2016. NACE takes place August 11 to 13 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.