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News   June 7, 2018   by Allan Janssen

Automechanika moves to Atlanta for 2018

Third edition of the bi-ennial trade show to be held at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

After drawing the automotive aftermarket to Chicago in 2014 and 2016, NACE Automechanika is setting up shop in Atlanta.

The 2018 edition of the trade show will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center, Aug. 8-10.

By way of explanation, show organizers point out that Georgia is home to more than 3,500 international firms including KIA Motors and Porsche Cars North America, and it holds the top ranking in the country for the lowest cost of doing business.

With hundreds of exhibiting companies and thousands of attendees, NACE Automechanika Atlanta will showcase the latest in automotive technology covering the entire spectrum of the aftermarket.

New features include a new training schedule with classes being held on the show floor, I-CAR’s Rockin’ Car Show and the colocation with the Big R Show for remanufactured parts.

Also on offer:

* Hands-on technical training

* I-CAR, AMI, NATEF and other CEU credits available

* industry discussions and networking opportunities

* tools from more than 500 exhibitors

* training from OEMs

There will also be a Technology & Telematics Forum on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and a Multi-Shop Symposium on Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A variety of management seminars will cover hot topics in the automotive aftermarket like, “End the Shortage! Growing Your Own Technicians” and “Brilliant Solutions to Technician Retention and Increasing Job Quality.”

Technical classes will cover a wide variety of topics, including: The Mechanics of Waveforms & Analysis; Turbocharger Operation and Diagnostics; Mastering Ford’s Integrated Diagnostic Software (IDS); Unlocking the Potential of Your Scan Tool; and Essential Diagnostic Steps for Driveability and Electrical Issues

Instructors include well-known names like Pete Meier, John Thornton, Scott Shotton, Scot Manna, Maylan Newton, Jeremy O’Neal, Donny Seyfer, Vin Waterhouse, and Bill Haas.

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