CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts is touting its annual conference as “the collision repair industry’s largest MSO network event.”
The conference is scheduled for Aug. 22-25 in Charlotte, home of Driven Brands, which acquired CARSTAR in 2015.
Themed the “1NE CARSTAR,” this year’s CARSTAR Conference will take place at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte as well as the Charlotte Motor Speedway. It will open with a dinner and its annual awards presentation to recognize the top-performing franchisees. Then the event will 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.
“Over the past year, CARSTAR has expanded its presence as the most dynamic company in the collision industry,” said Michael Macaluso, president of CARSTAR North America. “Our conference will reflect this with an event where store owners, business leaders, vendor partners and insurance companies come together to help build the collective industry for the future.
“This is the largest MSO network event of the year, with an incredible lineup of speakers, educational 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.”