Organizers have announced that NACE 2010 will take place October 10 to 13 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
While the NACE autobody show and conference and the companion CARS mechanical repair and Auto Glass Week that make up Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW) event move from overlapping with the SEMA and AAPEX Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week shows, ASRW will remain at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre.
Conference sessions will start on Sunday October 10, while show floor exhibits will open on Monday October 11.
In a statement, Ron Pyle, president and CEO of the sponsoring Automotive Service Association, explained the move.
“It is high time for the automotive service and repair market to be served by a dedicated event that caters directly to professional shop owners and technicians. Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW) will focus entirely on automotive service and repair businesses that are on the front-lines serving the motoring public. Every day in America, millions of repairs and services are performed by automotive repair professionals who make decisions about which parts to use, which products or services to recommend to their customers, what equipment they will use to perform those services, and how and when they will acquire the necessary training and education to maintain their skills and capabilities.
“At NACE, CARS, and Auto Glass Week they will be welcomed, respected and listened to — because they are the customer.“