Details have been announced for the 2016 MSO Symposium, taking place during NACE | CARS on Thursday, August 11 in Anaheim, CA.
The program will cover business growth, M&A, private equity, insurance and industry trends, management-focused topics, industry trends and market intelligence.
Now in its 6th year, this popularevent draws attendance from dynamic and fast-growth multi-shop operators throughout the collision repair industry. This year, the Symposium incorporates a broader group of collision repair executives, allowing more inclusivity for some of the best operators in the collision repair industry.
The MSO Symposium will open on Thursday, August 11 with a private luncheon at noon and conclude with a private reception at 6:00 pm.
1:00pm – 1:30pm: Industry Update
PRESENTER: Vincent Romans, Founding Principal & Managing Partner, The Romans Group
1:30pm – 3:00pm: Insurer Panel
MODERATOR: Marcy Tieger, Symphony Advisors LLC
PANELISTS: Russ Hoffbauer, State Farm; Clint Marlow, Allstate; Chris Andreoli, Progressive
3:00pm – 3:30pm: A Capital Markets View of Collision Around the World
PRESENTER: Rex Green, Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Automotive Aftermarket Investment Banking at Jefferies LLC
3:30pm – 3:45pm: Break
3:45pm – 5:15pm: MSO Panel
MODERATORS: John Walcher, Veritas Advisors, Inc.; Dave Roberts, FOCUS Investment Banking LLC
PANELISTS: Jeff Middleton, Exhibition Automotive CARSTAR; Jake Nossaman, Collision Work; Jim Keller, 1Collision; Darrell Amberson, LaMettry’s Collision; Jim West, CARSTAR Collision Care Centers; Twila Harris, Auto Art; Rick Wood, Cooks Collision
5:15pm – 6:00pm: OE Panel
MODERATOR: Russell Thrall, CollisionWeek
PANELISTS: John Eck, GM; Jeff Hilton, Toyota; Gary Ledoux, Honda; Mark Allen, Audi
The closed and exclusive half-day program is limited to qualified multi-shop owners/operators, large independent shops planning for growth or divestiture, and insurance professionals.