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News   February 5, 2014   by Auto Service World

Catalog Managers Conference Registration Opens


The National Catalog Managers Association (NCMA) has announced that registration is now open for the 41st annual Knowledge Exchange Conference, May 4-7. The event will be attended by nearly 300 content professionals and hosted at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass resort in Chandler, Ariz.

The Knowledge Exchange Conference agenda features presentations from Mark Seng, vice president, aftermarket and commercial vehicle, IHS Automotive; Tim Folks, senior director, enterprise architecture and content services, CARQUEST; and Brent Windom, president and COO, U.S., Uni-Select. Breakouts and panels will address topics ranging from the industry standards, ACES and PIES, to telematics and digital asset management.

NCMA is the only organization devoted to the education, networking and career development needs of automotive content and product management professionals. The annual conference features keynote speakers, technical training breakouts, panel discussions and a vendor partner trade show. NCMA members benefit from networking with hundreds of others who share a common profession, as well as with the solution and technology vendors on which they rely.

Automotive content professionals rely upon a wide variety of vendor partners for services and solutions in print, data management, image management and more. The NCMA Vendor Trade Show is a full afternoon of discovery and networking for members and vendors in search of innovation and productivity.

The NCMA conference schedule has shifted this year, with the event opening on Sunday, May 4 with an optional golf outing at the spectacular Cattail Course, followed by a welcome reception. The conference concludes with the NCMA Catalog Excellence Awards luncheon on Wednesday, May 7.

NCMA is a professional society and segment of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), with membership available to catalog professionals employed by AAIA member companies. Registration for the conference is $495 for members and $695 for non-members. A group rate of $189 is available at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass until April 4. The venue is 15 minutes from Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix, Ariz. To register, visit www.aftermarket.org and click “Meetings/Events.”

Sponsorship and vendor exhibitor inquiries should be directed to NCMA@aftermarket.org.


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