NACE and CARS have developed an expanded 2009 conference program for collision and mechanical repair professional this fall, without a price increase.
The Las Vegas events will deliver a total of 84 sessions (or 138 hours) of education for industry professionals for the same cost as 2008.
Topics will cover how facility owners and managers can stay ahead and focus on their businesses during the current economic climate. Sessions will be offered in both 90-minute and three-hour timeslots. Tracks include management, vehicle repair (collision), technical (mechanical) and women’s professional development.
There are NACE-specific and CARS-specific sessions, but any registered attendee has access to any session they wish to attend. Additional timeslots were added to the Thursday, Friday and Saturday overall schedules to provide more choices to fit individual agendas. Management sessions are expected to be the most universal selection among both collision and mechanical professionals. These subjects generally cross the boundary of industry segmentation and pertain to both business-models in a similar fashion.
Both the upcoming International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) and the Congress of Automotive Repair & Service (CARS) are sponsored by Automotive Service Association (ASA) and co-located at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 4-7, during the second annual Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW).