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CIC to Hold July Conference as Virtual Meeting

In the face of continued restrictions for gathering, the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) announced it will hold its July conference as a virtual meeting – a first in its history.

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The meeting will be held July 22-23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST via Zoom. Pre-registration will be required. As with the live CIC, several committees will make presentations, and attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A and open microphone session.

Organizer Jeff Hendler believes this platform will also give those who have been curious about CIC or too busy to attend the opportunity to experience the meeting without the added cost and hassle of traveling.

“If you have been interested in attending a Collision Industry Conference but haven’t had the opportunity, this is the perfect way to join in and see what it’s all about,” said Hendler.

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Added CIC Chairman Jeff Peevy, “This health crisis is impacting the collision industry just as much as any other industry, and it’s important we meet to continue our committee work. There’s no doubt the COVID response will be an included topic, but there are many more items on the agenda related to repair processes and technologies. The industry is still changing, and we want to stay at the forefront of those discussions.”

CIC committees have been hard at work throughout the crisis and plan to bring that work to the industry stage in July. The Emerging Technologies Committee will discuss the conversion of the CIECA ADAS workflow to a CIC project. They will also be covering steering column inspection challenges and looking for feedback from both. How parts are described or identified by various platforms has been a top priority for the Parts and Materials Committee. Education and Training and Talent Pool Committees will discuss the merging of the two bodies of work related to recruiting, educating and retaining the collision industry’s workforce.

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The Future Industry Disruptions committee is identifying issues that will affect the collision industry in the future. They will look to attendees for more insight on things they see that could affect the industry in years to come. The Industry Relations Committee has been working on an industry relations map to clearly define who is involved in the industry and how they can work more effectively together.

Committees will be releasing more specific information soon, as well as an agenda of topics for each time slot.

To register for the conference, click here.

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