Details 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.