Automotive Service & Repair Week, encompassing the NACE and CARS events, has announced a move to Orlando for 2011.
The move from Las Vegas, which had been widely anticipated, will bring the largest autobody event to the Orange County Convention Center October 5 to 8, a Wednesday to Saturday schedule, with the Expo portion starting on Thursday, October 6.
According to organizers, the move was the result of the consensus voiced through surveys made after the 2010 show in Las Vegas.
Additionally, the surveys provided guidance on several other points.
• Overwhelmingly, the industry wanted the show to rotate geographically around the country, take place in October/November, and over a Thursday – Saturday day pattern.
• Organizers solicited the preferred city in each region of the U.S. (East Coast, Midwest and West Coast). On the East Coast, Orlando was ranked as the #1 option. Although the knew the audience was tired of the event being permanently located in Las Vegas, they still overwhelmingly preferred Las Vegas when the event rotates to the West Coast. The top Midwest locations were New Orleans, Indianapolis, Chicago and San Antonio.
While organizers did not state it outright, the survey would indicate the desire to return to Las Vegas once every two to three years, depending on the rotating schedule.
Preparations for the 2011 event are well underway. Housing for the 2011 event will open in late spring and will feature a variety of options, ranging in price from $99 – $200. Registration for attendees and exhibitors will open in early summer. Visit www.ASRWevents.com for more information.
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