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Minneapolis to host AkzoNobel Sikkens Acoat selected conference

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July 28, 2011 — AkzoNobel Sikkens Acoat selected Performance Group's 18th Annual Summer Conference will take place Aug. 17-19 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center in Minneapolis.

Conference goers comprise of leaders in the collision repair industry from across North America.

Conference classes include:

• Lead or Get Out of the Way- This program will be lead by G.B. Outlaw of G.B. Outlaw and Associates, noted for enabling effectiveness in organizational change management.

• So, You Have a Facebook Page….Now What? – Lead by Helen Todd, founder of Socially Squared, a leading communication firm that specializes in social media. Participants will learn to use and apply proven Facebook marketing strategies and techniques to grow a fan base and overall business with a meaningful Facebook presence.

• 2011 Occupational Safety and Health Issues in the Collision Repair Industry- Will provide participants clear direction about roles and responsibilities when it comes to occupational safety in the workplace. This program will be lead by Michael Rumley with AkzoNobel’s Health Safety & Environment organization. 

Those attending the conference will also have the opportunity to tour the 3M Innovation Center and Lab which, according to a press release_notes, has more than 6,500 scientists and engineers in the research and development community.

Conference keynote speaker will be Matthew Moore, vice-president of the Highway Loss Data Institute. Moore will present “How Advances in Technology, Safety and the Disposable Car Affect Vehicle Reparability.” 

The event will also hold a variety of classes designed for AzkoNobel distributors and are intended to celebrate business and personal growth achievements over the last year. 

“The AkzoNobel Acoat selected program is a unique program within the North American collision repair market,” Barry Rinehart, North American Services Manager of AkzoNobel Car Refinishes Americas commented to the press. “The Acoat program was a pioneer in the arena of business support services programs in North America. Our programs and events offer content that is practical, relevant and creates business environments that enable our customers to grow and prosper.”

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