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Agenda Announced for FenderBender Management Conference

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ST. PAUL, MINN., Jan. 7, 2015—The agenda for the first FenderBender Management Conference May 18–20 in Philadelphia has been announced. The lineup, developed specifically for shop owners and managers, is based on top FenderBender magazine content and is designed to help attendees make money, save money and work smarter.

Sign-up for pre-registration discounts and conference updates ends Jan. 9. Attendance is capped at 200 to enhance the experience for participants.  

The agenda, at-a-glance, is as follows:

Keynote Address

  • How to Profit in a Consolidating industry, presented by Jim Keller of 1Collision Network

Management Track 1

  • Marketing in the Modern Age
  • Close More Sales
  • Develop More Profitable Insurance Relationships
  • Win Customers for Life
  • Delegate with Confidence
  • Develop a “Winning” Culture

Management Track 2

  • Getting Paid for Paint and Materials
  • The Key First Steps to a Lean Operation
  • Breaking Bottlenecks
  • Adding a Lightning-fast Light Repair Segment
  • Hire Top Talent, Every Time
  • Avoiding the Seven Deadly Sins of Cycle Time

Workshops (optional)

  • Transition Your Shop
  • Know Where You Stand: Using Key Performance Indicators to Grow Business

General Sessions/Panel Discussions

  • Profiting from Aluminum
  • Driving Change: Viewing Change as Improvement

Serious Networking and Fun

  • FenderBender Management Conference Orientation Party
  • Two Networking Breakfasts
  • Two Networking Lunches
  • Networking Happy Hour
  • FenderBender Management Conference Party

“The topic lineup we’ve put together is a direct result of industry engagement in our monthly content and feedback we’ve received from shop operators,” said FenderBender editor Jake Weyer. “All sessions are subject to modification and improvement before we gather in Philadelphia in May, but there’s no doubt this conference will deliver not just what shop operators need to improve their businesses, but also what they have told us they’re looking for. And the opportunities to network and learn from like-minded peers only enhance the experience.”

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