The 6th Annual Midwest Auto Body Trade Show will be held Feb. 5-6 at Prairie Meadows Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa. The show will feature the newest equipment, technology and industry trends. Over 70 vendor booths will display new products, offer product demonstrations, door prizes, show specials and more. Industry speaker Mike Anderson of Collision Advice is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for this year’s event.
Friday night the inaugural Welcome Reception attendees will network with peers, vendors, educators and students while enjoying the silent benefit auction Iowa I-CAR is hosting for student education. The expanded educational venue for the 2016 Midwest show is responding to the critical need for constant and up-to-date training.
“There is no room for error in the collision business; technology is driving change faster than any one person or shop can manage,” said ICRA Vice President Steve Waln. “We are bringing this important information to our shops in the region.”
This is the first year the Midwest Auto Body Trade Show is being held on a Friday and Saturday.
“This event is also for the technicians,” said Show Chairman Dick Merron. “Saturday will make it easier for them to attend.”
Friday, February 5th
- 1-5:30 p.m. – Mike Anderson Best Estimating Practices
- 6-9 p.m. – Welcome Reception will be hors-d’oeuvres with a no-host bar
- 6-9 p.m. – I-CAR Silent Auction – A Benefit For Students
Saturday, February 6th
- 8-11:30 a.m. – I-CAR New 2016 – Instructor Scott Schuerman
- 8-9:30 a.m. – Jake Rodenroth – Collision Diagnostic Services
- 10-11:30 a.m. – Tom McGee – Spanesi
- 12-1:30 p.m. – “There Is No Free Lunch”
- 1:45-7 p.m. – MIDWEST AUTO BODY TRADE SHOW
“There Is No Free Lunch” is $50.00 per person. The rest of the industry event is being provided at no charge thanks to the sponsors and vendors that support the Midwest collision industry. To sign up online, click here. For additional information, contact Janet Chaney at (480) 720-2565.