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CIC Announces April Meeting Schedule

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March 31, 2017—The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) recently revealed the schedule for its April meeting in Pittsburgh. The event will take place April 19-20 at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh.

Participation in the CIC is open to all individuals with interests pertaining to the collision repair industry. The CIC is still accepting registrations for the April event via its website, and those interested can find a registration form by clicking here.    

April CIC Pittsburgh meeting schedule:

April 19

  • 1 p.m. – Welcome (Guy Bargnes)

    • CIC chairman comments

  • 1:15 p.m. – Special presentation and recognition (Brandon Eckenrode)

    • CREF Career Fair

  • 1:30 p.m. – Education and training (Jeff Peevy, Gene Lopez), task force updates

    • Employees feedback; OEM and supplier manufacturer feedback

  • 2:15 p.m. – Governmental (Darrell Amberson, Bob Redding, Janet Chaney)

    • Guest speakers – Pa. Department of Insurance; National Association of Insurance Commissioners

  • 3:15 p.m. – Administrative announcements (Jeff Hendler)

  • 3:30 pm. – Break

  • 4 p.m. – Emerging technologies (Michael Quinn, Jake Rodenroth)

    • Scanning and diagnostics; workgroups update

  • 4:30 p.m. – Open microphone

  • 4:45 p.m. – Technical Committee (Toby Chess, Kye Yeung)

    • “The Skinny on Scanning”

  • 5:30 p.m. – Adjourn

  • 6:30 p.m. – Reception

April 20

  • 8 a.m. – Welcome (Guy Bargnes)

    • CIC chairman comments

  • 8:15 a.m. – Definitions (Chris Evans, Barry Dorn)

    • CIC Collision Repair Provider Definition Review/2017 initiatives update

  • 9 a.m. – Marketing Committee (Kristen Felder, Roger Wright)

    • Social media and PR update                      

  • 9:20 a.m. – Insurer-Repairer Relations Committee (Clint Marlow, Doug Irish)

    • “Deeper Dive into Repair Procedures”  – Mike Astalos, committee member

  • 10 a.m. – Break

  • 10:30 a.m. – Open Systems, Data Access and Sharing Task Force (Frank Terlep)

    • Panel discussion: “Understanding the Effects of BMS Data for Collision Repairers”

  • 11:45 a.m. – Open Microphone

  • 12 p.m. – Adjourn

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