DRIVE to Produce WreckWeek Management Conference

DRIVE to Produce WreckWeek Management Conference

DRIVE joins the show’s official sponsor, BodyShop Business, as preeminent companies secured by American Towman to present WreckWeek.

WreckWeek, the Exposition for Collision and Shop Repair, has added a major company to produce the conference at the June 20-22, 2024 trade show at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

DRIVE joins the show’s official sponsor, BodyShop Business, as preeminent companies secured by American Towman to present WreckWeek.

“We are very proud to add DRIVE, a leading consulting and coaching firm for collision and repair shop owners, to the WreckWeek team, ” said Henri “Doc” Calitri, president of A.T. Expo Corp., a division of American Towman magazine, which produces the world’s largest trade shows and conventions for the towing and recovery industry in Baltimore, Las Vegas and Fort Worth. “DRIVE will design a unique, one-of-a-kind program focusing in on management skills, sales growth and profitability for WreckWeek attendees.”

Added DRIVE Founder Bill Kilpatrick, “Increasing one’s success in the collision and repair shop markets is the ultimate goal of those who will attend the three-day sessions. We believe every owner can acquire the skill sets to positively impact their shop’s success and achieve any other growth, management and ownership goals.

“Teaming up with American Towman and BodyShop Business carries tremendous potential for the event, and we see big developments ahead as we plan the conference portion of the show.”

WreckWeek will be co-located with American Towman’s TowXpo in Dallas/Fort Worth at the Fort Worth Convention Center. TowXpo Dallas/Fort Worth is the Southwest’s premier trade show for the towing and emergency roadside service industry. All attendees will have easy access to each hall.

In July, it was announced that BodyShop Business and American Towman formed a marketing alliance on the promotion of WreckWeek.

“We are excited to partner with American Towman on their event next June to help shops find efficiencies and more ways to improve their bottom line,” says Dean Martin, publisher of BodyShop Business,” We look forward to a long partnership with WreckWeek.”

“Bringing together BodyShop Business and DRIVE helps anchor WreckWeek as a premium resource for auto body and repair shop owners,” Calitri said. “Both of these leading companies have unprecedented reputations with shop owners, and we value their participation in WreckWeek.”

The choice of Fort Worth as the show’s location is testimony to the city’s growth as a part of the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

“Dallas-Fort Worth’s growth will soon overtake Chicago as the nation’s third largest metropolitan area,” said Calitri. “In fact, all the cities in the Texas triangle are booming, giving WreckWeek a strong base of collision and repair centers close by. The many direct flights into Dallas-Fort Worth are another key ingredient for building a broad attendance base.”

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