Alex Hunter, former global head of online for Virgin Group, will serve as a keynote presenter at IBIS 2017.

London, United Kingdom -- November 15, 2016 -- Anticipation is already building for the 2017 IBIS Global Summit with the announcement that Alex Hunter will serve as one of the keynote speakers.

Alex Hunter is a branding and customer experience expert who was part of the founding team of award-winning US airline Virgin America. He then joined Virgin Group as the global head of online, overseeing the company's global digital strategy, including Sir Richard Branson’s personal digital strategy.

IBIS 2017 will bring together collision repair industry stakeholders from across the globe. The event will take place at the Meliá Castilla hotel in Madrid, Spain, on June 12 to 14. Collision Repair magazine is the exclusive Canadian Media Partner for IBIS 2017.

With the ability to talk authoritatively on branding, customer loyalty, reputation, marketing and these topics’ intersection with the digital world, Hunter will provide the collision repair industry with an external viewpoint of how to tackle the challenges that lay ahead.

The theme for 2017’s Global Summit is ‘The Currency of Trust’, and Hunter’s knowledge of brands’ relationships with customers and his proven track record of success will emphasise the importance of trust and a collaborative approach.

The world class content at the IBIS Global Summit consistently receives outstanding ratings in delegate feedback, ensuring the conference maintains its status as the world’s leading collision repair event. The 2017 incarnation of the Global Summit is no different, and Hunter is the first of many high profile presentations to be announced.

The early bird booking rate of £1,795 (about $3,008 CAD) is available until December 12 and includes full access to the Welcome Reception on June 12, access to the full day’s conference on June 13; the International Dinner on the pitch in Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on the evening of June 13, as well as the final half day’s conference and delegates’ lunch on June 14. The price also includes two nights’ accommodation (June 12 and 13) at the Meliá Castilla.
For more information or to book, please contact Nicola Keady via email to


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