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Among the highlights of Automotive Service and Repair Week (ASRW) last week were the complimentary meeting rooms in the new NACE Network, sponsored by CCC Information Services Inc.
The complimentary meeting rooms were located immediately outside the ASRW Expo show floor. The area consisted of 11 small-to-large private rooms, each equipped with comfortable furnishings and wireless internet. The NACE Network was available Oct. 5-8 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Reservations were made on a first-come, first-served basis.
"The NACE Network was definitely a hit at ASRW 2011! Having the rooms close to the show floor, but not on the show floor was a key feature of this consistently busy area, and we had concurrent meetings taking place each day of the show," said Ron Pyle, ASA president. "Many business transactions took place this week in Orlando, and we’re glad to have created a place for those important conversations that so many participants utilized."
"Meeting space at our industry events can be hard to come by, creating obstacles to the business conversations and networking that we’ve all come together to do," said Jim Dickens, senior vice president of the Automotive Service Group at CCC. "’The NACE Network’ space was created to better support the important business conversations and networking that define ASRW. Easier communication through a single location is what CCC ONE is all about, which makes this partnership with ASRW a natural extension of what CCC wants to do with and for the industry."
Tom Williams, CCC marketing director, witnessed the activity generated by The NACE Network.
"We couldn’t be more pleased with how this unique idea came to fruition and has been received on-site at ASRW. The meeting space made available in Orlando served the ongoing need for semi-private meetings, negotiations and miscellaneous business throughout the event on a daily basis. We hope to continue CCC’s involvement in offering this convenience in the future," said Williams.
Additional sponsorship of The NACE Network was provided by Panasonic Solutions Company and MOTOR.