CARSTAR Announces Annual Conference

CARSTAR Announces Annual Conference

Themed “Gaining the Edge,” the 26th annual conference will take place June 13-16, 2015, in San Diego at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort.

CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts announced it will hold its 26th annual conference June 13-16, 2015, in San Diego at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort.

Themed “Gaining the Edge,” the conference will open with its annual awards presentation on Saturday night to recognize the top-performing franchisees, then shift gears to focus on strategic planning, management and technical education sessions, panel discussions, vendor partner networking events, motivational speakers and an insurance industry forum.

“Each year, the CARSTAR Conference expands its presence as the most dynamic collision industry event of the year where store owners, business leaders, vendor partners and insurance companies come together to help build the collective industry for the future,” said CARSTAR CEO David Byers. “This is the largest MSO network event of the year, with an incredible lineup of speakers, education events and networking opportunities exclusively for the CARSTAR store owners. This is just one of the many resources we provide store owners in the CARSTAR family, and a powerful tool for them to help them gain the edge, grow their business and improve their operations.”

The keynote speaker will be Clifton Lambreth, motivational speaker and former Ford Motor Company executive. Other VIP guests for the conference include:

  • Mike Anderson, founder of
  • Vince Romans, founding partner of The Romans Group, LLC
  • Marcy Tieger, managing director of Symphony Advisors, LLC
  • Jeff Peevy, director of field operations for I-CAR

“We just completed our 25th anniversary year with record sales of $712 million, thanks to the collective efforts of our store owners and corporate team,” said Byers. “At this year’s CARSTAR Conference, we will set our roadmap for the next 25 years as we continue to lead the industry with innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and strategic growth.”

CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchisees.  Interested parties should contact Scott Robertson, vice president of development, at [email protected] or (888) 505-6815.

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