Content was announced today for the new Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW) Industry Forum and Reception. Scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 10, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, the forum will conclude the first day of education at ASRW 2010, featuring the NACE and CARS events taking place Oct. 10-13, 2010. The ASRW Industry Forum will feature two concurrent 45-minute sessions: “Aftermarket Parts Quality: What’s In the Box” for the mechanical industry and “Certified Collision Repair – An Industry Perspective” for collision repair professionals; followed by a 30-minute networking break. Two additional concurrent sessions will follow: “Service Information Access: Right or Responsibility?” for the mechanical industry and “Diversity in the Shop: How to Work with People Not Like You” for collision repairers (moderated by Opening General Session speaker Kelly McDonald). The forum will conclude with an hour-long reception mixer. “We’ve carefully planned the content for the ASRW Industry Forum to ensure we’re creating a platform to discuss only the most relevant industry topics,” says Ron Pyle, ASA president and chief staff executive. “Because of the issues we’ve chosen to address, we anticipate a lively, highly interactive event with compelling discussion.” Tickets for the ASRW Industry Forum are available online for $40 if purchased by Aug. 17; $50 after, and may be purchased online in the attendee registration systems for NACE and CARS. Sponsors of this new forum are: the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), the Women’s Industry Network (WIN), the National Auto Body Council (NABC), the Automotive Management Institute (AMI) and the I-CAR Education Foundation.