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PBES Announces Preliminary Schedule for Annual Conference

Event, scheduled for May 12-15, 2014, will feature “PartsTrader: Fact and Future” and “how to help body shops succeed in a consolidating market” presentations.

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The Paint, Body & Equipment Specialists (PBES), a segment of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association, has announced the preliminary schedule for its 2014 conference, slated for May 13-15 at the Embassy Suites Hotel – Baltimore Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Md.

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The conference is open to both members and non-members. Registration fees range from $425 for jobbers/distributors/rep members to $850 for non-member manufacturers. The deadline for reservations is April 11, 2014.

The preliminary schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, May 13

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.                   PBES Committee Meeting
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.                     Conference Registration
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.                     Roundtable Discussions
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.                     Welcome Reception

Wednesday, May 14

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.                     Hotel Breakfast
8 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.                Message from Chairman
8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.           Competing for Today: Building for Tomorrow
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.         Break
10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.            CARSTAR: A Collision Repair Success Story
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.                 What Does Good Jobber Performance Look Like?
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.                   Luncheon
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.                     Tools, Technologies and Techniques to Help PBE Jobbers and Their Auto
                                            Body Shop Customers Succeed in a Consolidating Market
2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.                Break
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.                Attracting and Retaining Talent in Today’s Market
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.                     Reception

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Thursday, May 15

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.                    Hotel Breakfast
8 a.m. – 9 a.m.                    PartsTrader: Fact and Future
9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.               Break
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.        Collision Industry Update: Trends and Game-Changers
10:15 a.m.                          Adjournment


More information:

Contact Paul Fiore, staff liasion, AAIA at (301) 654-6664 ext. 1036 for more information.

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