ASRW release_notess final numbers from 2012 event

Nov. 1, 2012

Nov. 1, 2012—Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW) released its final numbers from its 2012 event in New Orleans, La., highlighted by 43 new exhibiting companies.

“By all standards and measurements, ASRW 2012 was a successful event,” Ron Pyle, president of the Automotive Service Association, said in a statement from ASRW. “We continue to adjust the content and activities to best meet the needs of today’s repair professional.”

In all, there were 237 exhibiting companies in New Orleans, and 16,652 attendees.

By contrast, the 2011 even sold more than 20,000 tickets to its industry sessions and more than 1,000 all-access super passes, as was reported to FenderBender last year.

The strong showing in 2011 earned ASRW a place on Trade Show News Network’s Fastest 50 list for growing trade shows.

The 2012 show was highlighted by new additions like The Assembly, a new repairer-only forum, and the Mechanical Management Symposium.

ASRW also hosted the second annual Multi-Shop Owner (MSO) Symposium, which doubled in size from 2011. More than 250 people were in attendance, and the event earned 14 sponsors.

ASRW returns to Las Vegas in 2013, taking up shop at Mandalay Bay Convention Center on Oct. 16-19.

“The industry continues to support our decision to rotate the show around the country, and we look forward to delivering an even stronger show next fall in Las Vegas,” Pyle said.

ASRW includes the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) and the Congress of Automotive Repair & Service (CARS).