Going Global: Industry delegates gather for 2022 IBIS Global Summit

Monte-Carlo, Monaco — Collision repair industry delegates from across the world have arrived in Monaco for the 2022 International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) Global Summit. The event kicked off Wednesday night on Le Meridien Beach Plaza’s private slice of paradise overlooking the French Riviera. Delegates were treated to welcome drinks, hors d’oeuvres and plenty of […]

Meet in Monaco: IBIS Global Summit to be held next week, June 15-17

Monte Carlo, Monaco — The global collision repair industry will gather at le Meridien Beach Plaza in Monaco next week for the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) Global Summit–have you booked your flights?! The event will feature a three-day agenda under the theme Ready. Steady. Grow., providing what IBIS calls a “one-of-a-kind” opportunity to experience top-tier […]

The Deal with Data: May 24 CIECAST to focus on data sharing in collision industry

Sanford, North Carolina — The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced its next CIECAST webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24 at 2 p.m. ET (11 am PST/1 pm CST/2 pm EST), titled “Data Sharing in the Collision Industry and Its Unintended Consequences.” The one-hour webinar will feature Pete Tagliapietra, managing director at DATATOUCH, […]

Recycler Rendezvous: Another successful OARA Convention and Trade Show in the books

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— The members of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) surely had a weekend to remember. The association hosted its 2022 Convention and Trade Show last weekend, marking the first time the event had taken place since 2019. Thanks to the pandemic, it had been nearly three years to the date since OARA […]

See You at CIECA: Registration opens for CIECA Connex 2022

St. Charles, Missouri — CIECA announced that its 14th annual conference, CONNEX 2022, will be held at the Embassy Suites St. Louis — St. Charles in Missouri. The event will include a full lineup of business and technical speakers, networking opportunities and vehicle gifting as part of the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® program. […]

Level Up: Skills Canada hosting Feb. 24 event aimed at skilled trades awareness

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— On February 24, Skills Canada is hosting its free 2022 Level Up! event to promote youth involvement in the skilled trades across Canada. According to the event agenda, the day-long event, set to run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature a host of sessions dedicated to promoting youth interest in […]

Omicron’s Wrath: CCIF cancels Toronto event

Toronto, Ontario — For the second year straight, the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) has been forced to cancel its Toronto event due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 restrictions. The organization made the announcement Friday evening via e-mail. “The safety of all CCIF stakeholders is our first priority while planning the highly-anticipated CCIF events,” wrote […]

Hang Out at Hagerty’s: Women and Wheels networking event to be held this Friday

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Hagerty Garage + Social will be hosting a Women & Wheels networking event this Friday, November 12 at its Burlington, Ontario location.  Designed for both women in the automotive industry and car enthusiasts alike, the event will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday at the Hagerty Garage and […]

And There’s More: Spanesi Interactive Week continues, OEM sessions on Thursday

Naperville, Illinois ⁠— Spanesi Interactive Week is still in full swing, with comprehensive presentations planned today and tomorrow, Friday, October 29. Day three of Spanesi Interactive Week began with an information-packed session by Frank Terlep, founder of AutoTechcelerators. Terlep delivered insight on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) calibration⁠, touching on the current state of ADAS […]

Greener Pastures: AIA Quebec division postpones September golf tournament

Quebec City, Quebec — The Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s (AIA Canada) Quebec division is sad to announce its golf tournament, originally scheduled for September 9, 2021, has been postponed until spring 2022. It had been hoped that new measures would have been brought into effect regarding outdoor sporting events and indoor dining and socializing, […]