Midwest Auto Body Tradeshow Scheduled for March 20 - BodyShop Business

Midwest Auto Body Tradeshow Scheduled for March 20

Sponsored by the Iowa Collision Repair Association, this event will feature 60-plus vendor booths and a host of speakers.

The Iowa Collision Repair Association (ICRA) has announced that the 2014 Midwest Auto Body Tradeshow will take place March 20 at the Prairie Meadows Event Complex in Altoona, Iowa.

In addition to 60-plus booths, the show will host a variety of speakers, including state senator Brad Zaun. Topics of discussion include the new aluminum Ford F-150, profit centers, aluminum welding, insurer mandate updates and IT best practices.

The agenda so far is as follows:

  • 8:30-11:30 a.m. – I-CAR’s New Technology for 2014 Makes & Models
    Instructor Scott Schuerman  
  • noon-1:30 p.m. – “There is No Free Lunch” Industry Luncheon ($30)
    Iowa Sen. Brad Zaun & ICRA Lobbyist Scott Weiser:  “Update on Insurer Mandates”
    NuGen IT’s Pete Tagliapietra: “Information Technology & the Future of Collision Repair “
  • 2-7 p.m. – Trade show featuring more than 60 vendor booths, plus free “Training in the Round
    Ford’s Video Introduction to Aluminum F-150 Pickup Truck
    Parts Procurement Training
    Social Media Training
    New Revenue Stream – Wire Repair vs. Replacement

Prairie Meadows is offering attendees a special discount on accommodations until March 10. Mention code 031920141W when booking your reservation.

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