ABPA Announces Convention Update

Automotive Body Parts Association Announces Convention Update

Presentations will cover dynamic pricing, the PARTS Act, servicing the insurance-driven market, the ongoing lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. and more.

abpa-logoThe Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) has announced updates to the upcoming 2016 ABPA Annual Meeting & Convention, being held at the Miami Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami, April 26-29.

Events to be held during the convention include a golf outing, a fishing tour (depending on attendance), a welcome dinner, a harbor dinner cruise, and two days of industry updates and discussion. Click here to register for the convention.

A hotel package is available with the Miami Hyatt Regency and includes a room rate of $159 per night. Click here to make a reservation.

ABPA has released an updated list of speakers, presentations and breakout sessions:

Thursday, April 28th

Servicing the Insurance Driven Market

This panel discussion features participants from Nationwide, Farmers, NSF, Caliber Collision and Service King, and is moderated by Jim Smith. The discussion will provide insight into the complex dynamics between insurance companies, collision repair shops, parts manufacturers and parts distributors, and will further explain what it takes to become a trusted supplier.

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Robert Passmore, CPCU, assistant vice president, Personal Lines Policy, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, addresses legislative and regulatory issues related to insurance and collision repair, with an emphasis on parts issues. He will also cover the broader topic of collision repair insurance issues and how they affect the replacement parts market.

ABPA Lawsuit Update

Dan Morrissey will update the audience on the current status and latest movement in the ongoing lawsuit against Ford Motor Co.

CAPA Parts Certification Update

Jack Gillis of CAPA will provide the latest trends and numbers from CAPA’s parts certification program.

Breakout Sessions

  • Carpart.com – Jeff Schroeder
  • CCC – Dave Boden
  • NSF – Bob Frayer
  • Aktion Associates – David Gneiser
  • PartsTrader – Ken Weiss
  • Google Analytics – Khrysti Nazzaro, vice president, Brand Strategy, Inc.
Friday, April 29th

NSF Update

Bob Frayer of NSF will provide the latest news on the NSF Parts Certification program as well as the NSF Distributor Certification program.

Legislative Report – PARTS Act

Will Nordwind of Venable, representing the Quality Parts Coalition (QPC), delivers the latest news on the progress of the PARTS Act that is moving forward in Congress.

Dynamic Pricing Defense

David Bauders of Strategic Pricing Associates, Inc., presents ideas on countering the threat of dynamic pricing. A recognized leader in the field of strategic pricing, Bauders has worked with companies across a variety of industries to help them develop competitive pricing strategies. This presentation is of particular importance for parts distributors that are seeking ways to combat GM’s “MyPriceLink” dynamic pricing program.

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