Industry Leaders to Convene During ASRW

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Multiple groups converge at the industry’s premier networking event - The ASA Affiliate Association Leadership Forum and the 3rd Annual MSO Symposium. ASRW is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17-18, with education beginning Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW), the industry’s premier networking event, is excited to announce the following events will take place during ASRW: the ASA Affiliate Association Leadership Forum and the 3rd Annual MSO Symposium. ASRW is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17-18, with education beginning Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

ASA Affiliate Association Leadership Forum
ASA will be hosting this event on Wednesday, October 16th from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for affiliate association executive directors and their board members. This meeting provides an opportunity for state associations around the country to share best practices and concerns, as well as strategically plan for the coming year.

“As affiliate leaders, it is our job to provide direction to our members at a state level and create a vision for the future. This meeting gives us a chance to work together to set goals and strategize on the necessary steps for success for the health of the automotive service and collision repair industries, our respective state associations, and most importantly, our members,” said ASA Michigan president Ray Fisher, AAM.

3rd Annual MSO Symposium
The 2013 MSO Symposium will again take place in conjunction with ASRW. The event will take place Wednesday, October 16th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Registration for the symposium will open in June. To date, the MSO Symposium is sponsored by BASF, DuPont Performance Coatings, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Mitchell and UniCure Spraybooths. Details regarding the exact program content and schedule will be released in the near future.

“The MSO Symposium has quickly become a very important event for the collision repair industry. Holding it in conjunction with NACE, where everyone attending is part of and committed to our industry, makes it convenient, valuable and efficient for shop owners, and we’re looking forward to attending again this year,” said Tim O’Day, President & COO, Gerber Collision & Glass.

“We’ve been inundated with interest from industry groups, new and returning, requesting to be a part of ASRW this year, and these functions represent just the first of many that will be taking place in conjunction with ASRW. We’ll be announcing others in the coming weeks," said Dan Risley, ASA interim executive director.

"We've been inundated with interest from industry groups, new and returning, requesting to be a part of ASRW this year, and these functions represent just the first of many that will be taking place in conjunction with ASRW. We'll be announcing others in the coming weeks," stated ASA executive director Dan Risley.

About the Events
ASRW includes the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) and the Congress of Automotive Repair & Service (CARS), making it the industry’s leading event for dedicated professionals to conduct business, network and engage in industry issues. The Tradeshow News Network (TSNN) has recognized ASRW 2011 and 2012 as a Top 250 U.S. trade show.

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.

ASRW is produced for the Automotive Service Association (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 http://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 http://www.ASAshop.org.

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