NACE 2004 Expands Educational Conference

The International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) 2004 Educational Conference has announced that two new tracks, Sales & Marketing and Estimating, have been added to the program as have an increased number of focused sessions for dealers, jobbers and claims professionals. New 45-minute "crash course" sessions in several tracks are also being offered and many new speakers and instructors will be at this year's conference.

In addition to the new education tracks, there will be Management, Vehicle Repair, General and Lifestyle tracks with more than 50 targeted sessions comprising this year's Conference. There will be many new sessions, speakers and topics, industry association training (including I-CAR), a Claims Process Pavilion, and specific sessions for collision repair and claims professionals that will earn credit from the Automotive Management Institute (AMI) and CertifiedFirst respectively.

There will also be a special international event - IBIS@NACE - that will focus on the latest issues, trends and developments in the global collision repair industry. These discussions will include the implications of the vehicle technology explosion and accident trends, supply chain pressures, such as parts procurement initiatives, and insurer-ownership of bodyshops.

"This will be the collision industry's most comprehensive, cutting-edge educational conference ever," said Dana Bellantone, NACE show director. "Only at NACE will attendees find such a wide array of sessions designed for virtually every segment of the collision repair industry."

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