2016 MSO Symposium Agenda and Topics Announced

2016 MSO Symposium Agenda and Topics Announced

Now in its sixth year, this popular and exclusive event draws attendance from dynamic and fast-growth multi-shop operators throughout the collision repair industry.

MSO-symposium-logoDetails have been announced for the 2016 MSO Symposium, taking place during NACE | CARS on Thursday, August 11th in Anaheim, Calif. The sought-after program will cover business growth, M&A, private equity, insurance and industry trends, management-focused topics, industry trends and market intelligence. The Symposium has support from several sponsors, including Car-O-Liner, Axalta, AkzoNobel, Arrowhead Insurance, AudaExplore and Celette.

Now in its sixth year, this popular and exclusive event draws attendance from dynamic and fast-growth multi-shop operators throughout the collision repair industry. This year, the Symposium incorporates a broader group of collision repair executives, allowing more inclusivity for some of the best operators in the collision repair industry.

The MSO Symposium will open on August 11th with a private luncheon at noon and conclude with a private reception at 6 p.m.


1-1:30 p.m.: Industry Update

Presenter: Vincent Romans, founding principal and managing partner, The Romans Group

1:30-3 p.m.: Insurer Panel

Moderator: Marcy Tieger, Symphony Advisors LLC

Panelists: Russ Hoffbauer, State Farm; Clint Marlow, Allstate; Chris Andreoli, Progressive

3-3:30 p.m.: A Capital Markets’ View of Collision Around the World

Presenter: Rex Green, managing director and global co-head of Automotive Aftermarket Investment Banking at Jefferies LLC

3:30-3:45 p.m.: Break

3:45-5:15 p.m.: MSO

Panel moderators: John Walcher, Veritas Advisors, Inc.; Dave Roberts, FOCUS Investment Banking LLC

Panelists: Jeff Middleton, Exhibition Automotive CARSTAR; Jake Nossaman, Collision Works; Jim Keller, 1Collision; Darrell Amberson, LaMettry’s Collision; Jim West, CARSTAR Collision Care Centers; Twila Harris, Auto Art; Rick Wood, Cooks Collision

5:15-6 p.m.: OE Panel

Moderator: Russell Thrall, CollisionWeek

Panelists: John Eck, GM; Jeff Hilton, Toyota; Gary Ledoux, Honda; Mark Allen, Audi

View the full schedule of events and session details here.

Beginning in 2015, the MSO Symposium added an advisory board to ensure the sessions are a direct fit for the audience. The advisory board works diligently to build the most competitive and insightful program possible for the industry each year.

The closed and exclusive half-day program is limited to qualified multi-shop owners/operators, large independent shops planning for growth or divestiture, and insurance professionals.

For additional information, visit www.NACEexpo.com or www.CARSevent.com.

For information on booking exhibit space or sponsorships, contact Robert Martin at [email protected] or (832) 646-0176.

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