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CARSTAR North America will hold its first combined conference at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. The world-famous Charlotte Motor Speedway will also serve as a venue for this year’s conference.

Hamilton, Ontario -- April 17, 2017 -- CARSTAR’s Canadian and US arms will hold their first combined conference as CARSTAR North America this August in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts is the US arm of the company. The organization joined Driven Brands in 2015. CARSTAR Canada integrated with its namesake to the south in 2016 to become CARSTAR North America. For more on this, please see “CARSTAR Canada acquired by Driven Brands” and “Picking Up Speed: Update on the Driven Brands/CARSTAR acquisition.”

Driven Brands is headquartered in Charlotte. A statement from the company says the CARSTAR conference will showcase the city and all it has to offer, as well as the racing environment Charlotte is famous for throughout the world.

Themed “1NE CARSTAR,” this year’s CARSTAR Conference will be held at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte as well as the Charlotte Motor Speedway. It will open with a dinner and the annual awards presentation Wednesday night to recognize the top-performing franchisees, then shift gears to focus on strategic planning, management and technical education sessions, panel discussions, vendor partner networking events, motivational speakers and an insurance industry forum.

“Over the past year, CARSTAR has expanded its presence as the most dynamic company in the collision industry. Our conference will reflect this with an event where store owners, business leaders, vendor partners and insurance companies come together to help build the collective industry for the future,” said Michael Macaluso, President, CARSTAR North America. “This is the largest MSO network event of the year, with an incredible lineup of speakers, educational events and networking opportunities exclusively for the CARSTAR store owners. This is just one of the many resources we provide store owners in the CARSTAR family, and a powerful tool for them to help them gain the edge, grow their business and improve their operations.”

For more information, please visit carstar.ca.


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