NACE Addresses Parts Procurement, Certification; Two New Panel Discussions Navigate Important Industry Issues

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Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW) is pleased to announce two 90-minute panel discussions will take place during ASRW|NACE|CARS addressing electronic parts procurement and certification programs. ASRW will take place 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) is pleased to announce two 90-minute panel discussions will take place during ASRW|NACE|CARS addressing electronic parts procurement and certification programs. ASRW will take place Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17-18, with education beginning Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

“Understanding Today’s e-Commerce Parts Solutions” (session WE10) takes place Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 10:30 a.m. “With the constantly changing e-commerce parts procurement and search engine environment, it is critical that collision repairers understand the impact to their business,” stated Roger Wright, vice president of operations for Sterling Autobody Centers, and moderator of the WE10 session.

“Certification Programs – Are They For You?” (session TH17) takes place Thursday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m. “Certification is a term that is grossly overused, and more importantly, under-defined. This session should help attendees learn about the variety of certifications available so they can make the decision as to what works best for their businesses,” said Lou DiLisio, Automotive Industry Consulting, and moderator of the TH17 session.

Registration for ASRW is available online at http://www.asrwevents.com. Both sessions are included in the purchase of a Super Pass registration, which includes one ticket per timeslot to the ASRW Conference Program, an Expo Pass to walk the show floor, one ticket to the Opening General Session/Industry Forum, one ticket to the Welcome Party, and a 2013 commemorative pin. Sessions may also be purchased individually for $70 each. Additionally, all ASRW exhibitors are offering a discount of $50 off any conference purchase, and attendees are encouraged to contact any exhibitor directly to redeem.

The 2013 ASRW Conference Program is sponsored by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.

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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