Created especially for collision repair professionals, an official NACE Town Hall meeting will be held during Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW) on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 from 11:30-1:00p.m. Sponsored by ASA, this event will be a platform to discuss the use of aftermarket parts. ASRW is scheduled for Oct. 10-13 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas and includes NACE and CARS.
The panel discussion, titled "Is Certification the Best Aftermarket Parts Policy for Consumers and Repairers?" will include various industry segments and entities that have (or plan to) establish parts certification programs. The program will focus on these key questions:
* What does parts certification mean to consumers and repairers?
* Has parts certification been effective to date? * What should determine whether a parts certification program works or not?
* With multiple parts certification programs in place and more in the developmental stage, does this hurt or enhance the effectiveness of certification? Where does the proliferation of these programs stop?
* Would consumers and repairers benefit from a single parts certification program versus multiple programs?
* Should state governments and/or the federal government be involved in parts certification? Why or why not?
Tickets are $40, include a box lunch and are available in the online attendee registration systems for NACE and CARS.
"There's no bigger debate in collision repair right now, than aftermarket parts," says ASA president and chief staff executive Ron Pyle. "As the pulse of the industry, we realized we needed to allot extra time for this important discussion at NACE."
ASRW includes NACE, CARS, Auto Glass Week, and the Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA) which makes it the industry's leading event for true professionals to conduct business, network and engage in industry issues. ASRW is scheduled for Oct. 10-13 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Many new show features and industry forums are currently in development for ASRW 2010. Online registration is now open and offers various package options starting at $210 and Expo registration available for just $15 until the August 31 early cut-off. Online housing is also open, and provides the lowest hotel rates in recent years.
NACE (International Autobody Congress & Exposition) represents the only B2B event of its kind specifically designed for collision repair industry professionals from around the globe. NACE features a comprehensive educational Conference and Exposition with hundreds of diverse exhibiting companies displaying the latest equipment, products, services and technology available to today's collision repair industry.
CARS (Congress of Automotive Service & Repair) features a high-quality education lineup led by industry leaders, along with an exhibitor showcase of automotive service and repair related equipment, products and services.
Auto Glass Week - an event dedicated to delivering quality education and exhibits intent on advancing the growth and recognition of automotive glass service and repair professionals.
For additional information, contact Hanley Wood Exhibitions at P.O. Box 612128, Dallas, Texas 75261-2128 or call 888.529.1641 or 972.536.6444.
ASA is the largest international not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive industry through education, legislative representation and member services. Its international membership base includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from all segments of the industry. For additional information about ASA, go to www.asashop.org. ASRW, NACE and CARS are produced by Hanley Wood Exhibitions.