Colleyville, Texas -- May 15, 2014 -- NACE | CARS 2014 has released the full training and education conference program that promises to have shop owners, technicians and industry stakeholders covered from A to Z when it comes to training, education and unbeatable new sessions. In addition to the largest conference offering in NACE | CARS history, the show will also have many of the industryâ€™s leading experts speaking at this yearâ€™s event.
The Schedule-At-A-Glance is available on the NACE | CARS website or at this link.
Now in its 32nd year, NACE | CARS 2014 features numerous opportunities for technical training, business and management education, demonstrations, networking and technology showcases for stakeholders, owners, managers and technicians in the collision and mechanical repair industries.
The complexity of todayâ€™s vehicle from a collision- and mechanical-repair perspective is eliminating competition and reducing the number of shops in the country. Cars manufactured today require specialized tooling, training and equipment, and the use of aluminum and high-strength steels are changing the dynamics of the collision repair industry. These are just some of the challenges that will be addressed with real world solutions at NACE.
CARS is also on track to be better than ever with a specific focus on telematics. Todayâ€™s â€œconnected carâ€ can communicate information to the car in front of you, behind you, a streetlight, a stop sign or a satellite as you drive down the road. Telematics is a hot issue and CARS is fortunate to exclusively offer a six-hour dedicated program, the Technology & Telematics Forum, on Friday, August 1, sponsored by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.
The full Conference Program is available here.
â€œInvesting in training to ensure a proper repair and remain current with todayâ€™s technology is a requirement. Your customers and the success of your business are dependent upon your commitment to ongoing education. Weâ€™ve spent countless hours developing this years program to ensure we deliver upon our goal to assist collision and mechanical repair professionals in performing a safe and proper repair while improving efficiency and profitability,â€ said Dan Risley, ASA president and executive director.
NACE | CARS 2014 welcomes students and educators focused on the automotive repair industry; special discounts are available to both. In addition, shops dedicated to ongoing education may be eligible for a 50 percent discount. To qualify, shops, owners, technicians or staff must be I-CAR Gold, I-CAR Platinum, ASE Blue Seal or an ASE Master Technician.
Registration is now open and available here.
All NACE | CARS participants are encouraged to book their hotel reservations at their earliest convenience, as the rooms are filling fast. Attendees can review the hotels within the official housing block and reserve rooms online through this link or by calling 800-221-3531, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.to 7 p.m. EST.