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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ASRW Announces Launch of The Auto Body Repairers Assembly
New, complimentary event exclusively for collision repairers
Dallas/Sept. 10, 2012 – Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW) is pleased to announce a new special event to be launched in New Orleans – Auto Body Repairers Assembly. The Auto Body Repairers Assembly is limited strictly to qualified collision repairers and will take place Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 4:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. at the Morial Convention Center. Admission is complimentary for repair professionals, and registration is available online for the event.
The urgent need for collision repairers to have a forum to openly discuss their issues amongst their peers was brought to the attention of ASRW organizers by repair community leaders across the industry. In response, “The Auto Body Repairers Assembly” was created as an inaugural event and hosted as a natural extension of the activities that take place during ASRW. Depending upon repairer response and interest, future events will be scheduled and The Assembly will become an ongoing venue for repairers to ensure their voice is heard.
“Like other organizations, repairers need their place to openly discuss issues important to them without filters and having to be politically correct,” stated Scott Biggs, Assured Performance Network CEO.
The event will not only provide an outlet for repairers to discuss operational issues and challenges, but will also create solutions through engagement of other key industry professionals. Repairers and repair organizations are encouraged to bring their issues to the assembly and share their opinions. The format is designed to funnel the issues and opinions of the assembly into resolutions, action items, and directed feedback depending upon the issue.
“As an event dedicated solely to the professional collision repair industry, NACE is a natural choice, and we’re happy to provide a home to launch this event,” said Ron Pyle, ASA president.
The “repairer only” aspects are a central theme and driving force for this event and the vision for future events. To gain entry to the meeting, attendees must be verified collision repair professionals; a shop owner, management, employee or official representative of a repair business. No exceptions will be allowed, and no one else will be permitted to attend the meeting (including other ASRW attendees, exhibitors and press). Prior registration, official credential requirements and security have been added to ensure compliance.
Steps will be taken to ensure The Assembly is in compliance with all Anti-Trust Guidelines.
About the Events
ASRW is scheduled for Oct. 10-13 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. and includes the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) and the Congress of Automotive Repair & Service (CARS), which makes it the industry’s leading event for dedicated professionals to conduct business, network and engage in industry issues. The Tradeshow News Network (TSNN) recognized ASRW as a 2011 Top 250 U.S. trade show. Online housing and attendee registration are open, and provides a variety of hotel options within the vicinity of the Morial Convention Center.
NACE – the world’s collision repair event – 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 – the premier event for automotive service professionals – 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.
The ASRW media center is sponsored by searchautoparts.com/ABRN.
ASRW is produced for ASA by Hanley Wood Exhibitions, a division of Hanley Wood, LLC – a premier media and information company. For additional information, contact ASRW at P.O. Box 612128, Dallas, Texas 75261-2128; call (888) 529-1641 or (972) 536-6444; or visit www.ASRWevents.com.
About the Sponsor
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is the sponsor of ASRW and two of its shows, NACE and CARS. 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. For additional information about ASA or to join, go to www.ASAshop.org.