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Auto Care Association Announces 2015 PBES Conference Schedule

The event’s theme will be “Keeping Pace with Change” and will feature speakers such as Mike Anderson and Bernie Blickenstaff.


The Auto Care Association will be holding the 2015 Paint, Body & Equipment Specialists (PBES) Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas, May 13-15. The theme this year is “Keeping Pace with Change.”

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Session speakers for the conference include transformational behavioral expert Mike Jones, Discover Leadership Training, Inc.; collision-industry expert Vincent Romans, The Romans Group LLC; Kim Hazelbaker, Highway Loss Data Institute; Bernie Blickenstaff, National Coatings and Supplies; Mike Anderson, Collision Advice; and David Roberts, Focus Investment Banking.

There will also be a panel discussion with Denise Small, International Distributors USA, Inc.; Susan Guyer, FinishMaster; Ashley Portal, Standard Motor Products; and Michael Rukov, One Stop Parts Source.

Go here for more information and registration deadlines. To register for the 2015 PBES Conference, go here.


PBES Conference schedule:

Wednesday, May 13

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – PBES Committee Meeting
  • 1-5 p.m. – Conference Registration
  • 3-5 p.m. – Roundtable Discussions
  • 6-7 p.m. – PBES Welcome Reception

Thursday, May 14

  • 7-8 a.m. – Breakfast Buffet
  • 8-8:15 a.m. – Message from Chairman
  • 8:15-9:45 a.m. – Leadership: Keeping Pace with Change
  • 9:45-10:15 a.m. – Break
  • 10:15-11:15 a.m. – Profile of the Evolving Collision Repair Marketplace
  • 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – The Future Technology of Repairs
  • 12:15-1:30 p.m. – Luncheon
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. – The New Direction for PBE Distribution
  • 2:30-3 p.m. – Break
  • 3-4 p.m. – Millennials: Hiring, Managing and Making Way for Millennials
  • 5-6 p.m. – Reception

Friday, May 15

  • 7-8 a.m. – Working Breakfast Buffet
  • 8-9 a.m. – Positioning Yourself in the Collision Repair Industry
  • 9-9:15 a.m. – Break
  • 9:15-10:15 a.m. – Collision Industry Consolidation Update and Strategies
  • 10:15 a.m. – Adjournment

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