I-CAR Announces New Industry Conference Format

From CollisionWeek

I-CAR says it has re-engineered its annual event to a new format that will focus on topics highly relevant to the entire inter-industry including repair organizations, OEMs, insurers, educators, suppliers and related services providers.

I-CAR’s July 2013 Inter-Industry Conference theme is: Driving Excellence…In Technology: The Changing World of Vehicle Technology & What it Means to You.

I-CAR is inviting technical leaders from NHTSA, IIHS, the Center for Automotive Research, vehicle OEMs, and OEM suppliers to share their knowledge on the vehicle technology developments coming soon to the collision repair industry. According to I-CAR CEO & President, John Van Alstyne, “Our focus for the conference is to help our industry better understand the impact associated with rapidly evolving vehicle technologies such as collision avoidance, telematics and CAFE driven vehicle lightweighting and architecture changes, and to learn about these directly from the technologists that are helping to create the future.”

The conference begins with a luncheon on July 24 at 12:30 p.m., and then proceeds into a general session with speaker presentations and a recap panel until 5 p.m. That evening, attendees will have the opportunity to attend the I-CAR Networking Reception and Sponsor Showcase Event.

Day Two kicks off at 8 a.m. with I-CAR Business over Breakfast, where four national awards will be presented along with presentations from John Van Alstyne, I-CAR CEO & President as well as I-CAR Board of Directors Chair, Bill Brower. The Day Two general session follows at 9 a.m. with more technical insights and concludes at 11 a.m. following an Inter-Industry panel that will discuss the impact vehicle technology changes will have on industry repair and business practices.

Those interested in attending may register, and reserve a room by going to: www.i-car.com/events&meetings.

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