In a continuing effort to respond to consistent participant feedback, Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW) is pleased to announce its 2012 event – featuring the milestone 30th annual NACE event – will take place Oct. 11-13 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. The 2012 event will again follow a Thursday-Saturday day pattern, with education beginning Wednesday, Oct. 10. “Almost a year ago, we put the attendees and exhibitors in charge of key decisions about the future of ASRW, including where and when the event takes place,” said Ron Pyle, ASA president. “After multiple surveys among both attendees and exhibitors, the results were clear: our audience wants this event in New Orleans, and we’re pleased to make it happen.”
Based on attendance trends leading up to the 2011 event, the move to New Orleans is expected to draw a significant population of new attendees, as a new region of the United States has access to this international event.
Representatives from New Orleans will be onsite in Orlando to formally open housing, assist attendees with reserving hotel rooms and answer questions about the city. NACE was last held in New Orleans in 1995; CARS in the late 1980s.
About the 2011 Events ASRW includes the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) and the Congress of Automotive Repair & Service (CARS), which makes it the industry’s leading event for dedicated professionals to conduct business, network and engage in industry issues. The Tradeshow News Network (TSNN) recognized ASRW as a 2010 Top 250 U.S. trade show. ASRW 2011 is scheduled for Oct. 5-8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Attendee registration is now open and features a $25 Expo Pass and $355 all-access Super Pass. Online housing registration is also open, and provides a variety of hotel options within the vicinity of the Orange County Convention Center.