The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) announced its Annual Meeting and Convention will be held April 12 and 13 at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, in Plymouth Minn. The 1.5-day lineup includes programs for mechanical and collision repair shop owners, managers and technicians, as well as industry suppliers.
In addition to the seminars, AASP-MN will provide several opportunities for attendees to network and socialize with their peers. Thursday evening will feature industry vendors displaying their new products and services and a dinner at Jake’s City Grille, Plymouth.
Thursday, April 12
13 p.m. Peer-to-Peer Roundtable Extravaganza, facilitated by AASP-MN member experts
15 p.m. Best Practices for High-Strength Steel Repairs, Mitch Becker, I-CAR
1:304:30 p.m. General Motors Drivability Diagnostics, John Thornton, Automotive Seminars
3:154:30 p.m. Change Management, Craig Sellinger, BASF
3:154:30 p.m. Loss Control & Safety in the Workplace, Jeff Maas, AiA
3:154:30 p.m. Earning More Maintenance Sales, Mac McGovern, KYB Americas Corp.
3:154:30 p.m. Understanding the P-Pages & Making Them Work For You, Arthur Harris, DEG
4:306 p.m. Happy hour/vendor showcase
6:30-9 p.m. Industry Dinner at Jake’s City Grille, Plymouth
Friday, April 13
7:3011:30 a.m. Electric & Electric Hybrid Vehicles, Mitch Becker, I-CAR
810 a.m. Optimizing Performance on Insurance Scorecards, Steve Trapp, DuPont
811:30 a.m. Nuts & Bolts of Customer Flow, Dan Gilley, RLO Training
8:3011:30 a.m. Leading & Managing Effectively, Matt Winslow, Automotive Training Institute
910 a.m. Photography 101 for Repair Shops, Val Strachan and Jim Siegfried
10:1511:30 a.m. Tips for Using & Getting the Most out of iATN, Scott Brown, iATN
10:1511:30 a.m. Tips for Using & Getting the Most out of the DEG, Arthur Harris, DEG
11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. Lunch/Keynote Address, DJ Harrington
1:303 p.m. Best Practices in Reputation Management & CRM Automation, Anlin Sethi, Mitchell
1:303:30 p.m. Managing Multiple Priorities, Jim Lovejoy, AkzoNobel
1:304:30 p.m. Retaining Unhappy Customers, Dan Gilley, RLO Training
1:304:30 p.m. Discover the Power of Your Diagnostic Equipment, Jerry Baarson, CARQUEST
Annual Meeting & Convention registration information is available online at www.aaspmn.org or call the AASP-MN office at 612-623-1110.