Nace | Cars 2015 Details Announced

NACE | CARS 2015 Details Announced

Hotel bookings are already more than double from 2014, and this year’s event offers even more training and education programs that are certain to be of great interest to technicians, shop owners and management.

Registration is now open for NACE | CARS 2015 including all sessions, conference programs and the expo. Attendees can visit www.NACEexpo.com or www.CARSevent.com for more information. Hotel registration has been open and bookings are already more than double from 2014, so visitors are encouraged to book their rooms soon.

This year’s event offers even more training and education programs that are certain to be of great interest to technicians, shop owners and management. The committees overseeing content development helped identify the industry’s best speakers to cover the topics most relevant to the leadership in the service and collision repair industries. This year’s list of sessions covers business management and technical training. Click here to view the 2015 Conference Program.

NACE | CARS 2015 will also offer training programs from multiple OEMs on repairing their latest model vehicles. Some of these courses have never been seen before and will make their debut at NACE | CARS 2015.

In addition to the classes, registration will open May 1st for specialty programs including the return of the MSO Symposium, Technology & Telematics Forum, Service Repair Leadership Forum, and the Young Technicians Symposium, all featuring new and exclusive content.

NACE | CARS 2015 sessions will begin Wednesday, July 22, and continue through Saturday, July 25. The expo – with live demonstrations, the I-CAR stage and evening receptions – will open Thursday, July 23, following the general session and continue through Saturday, July 25.

Now in its 33rd year, NACE | CARS 2015 will feature numerous opportunities for technical training, business education, demonstrations, networking and technology showcases for stakeholders, owners, managers, and technicians in the collision and service repair industries.

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