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News   January 31, 2014   by Auto Service World

NACE/CARS 2014 is Taking Shape

The NACE/CARS 2014 conference and exposition, North America’s largest auto collision and service repair event, is approaching fast. This year’s event will be held in Detroit at COBO Center July 30-August 2, with other industry meetings taking place throughout the week. This event offers more training, education and networking for collision and mechanical repair professionals than ever before.

An early schedule of events includes:

*Monday, July 28: CEICA, SCRS, NABC and other board meetings and roundtables

*Tuesday, July 29: CIC quarterly meeting and evening reception

*Wednesday, July 30: I-CAR annual meeting and gala reception, NACE personal development programs, industry and museum tours, ASA board meeting

*Thursday, July 31: NACE and CARS conference sessions and exhibition, ALCOA aluminum presentations, Collision Industry Education Foundation annual golf tournament and scholarship fundraiser, industry and museum tours, MSO and Mechanical Symposium receptions, numerous industry receptions

*Friday, August 1: NACE and CARS conference sessions and exhibition, MSO Symposium, Mechanical Symposium, ALCOA aluminum presentations, industry and museum tours

*Saturday, August 2: CARS technical conference sessions, industry and museum tours

Numerous hotels will host this event with the Marriott at the Renaissance Center serving as the headquarter hotel. Only a short walk along the river to the convention center or one stop on the motorized People Mover, visitors will find this to be a convenient location.

In addition to the industry events taking place throughout the week, there will be numerous tours and recreational outings for spouses, guests, and families. Some of these events include museum tours, Detroit Tigers baseball games, river and city tours, casinos, and much more. More information on Detroit can be found through the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau at

For those interested in attending, information can be found at or

For those interested in exhibiting, the first round of exhibit space draw for NACE/CARS closed Friday, January 24, but space will open up for the second round in early February. Companies must have their orders and deposits turned in to be considered for the space draws.

For information on exhibiting at NACE/CARS 2014, please contact Robert Martin at NACE/CARS c/o Stone Fort Group, 10575 Katy Freeway, Suite 330, Houston, TX 77024, phone (832) 646-0176, or You can also find exhibitor information at

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