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SEMA to Host Third Annual AkzoNobel Sustainability Leadership Symposium

Event focusing on greener business practices will take place Monday, Nov. 4 in Las Vegas.


The third annual AkzoNobel Sustainability Leadership Symposium will be held Monday, Nov. 4 in Las Vegas as part of the 2013 SEMA Education offering.

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“We are very pleased to be able to bring this symposium and message to the visibility of the broader automotive industry and the audiences that SEMA represents," said Laura Costello, director of marketing for AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings Americas. "Our goal is to focus the intellect of the industry toward the vision of making sustainable business practices a top-of-mind consideration for the collision repair industry. The leaders represented at these forums have provided critical insights and suggestions for building awareness and knowledge in the advancement of this initiative.”

The Sustainability Leadership Symposium is a progression of the FIT Sustainability Award. FIT, presented annually since 2009, recognizes the Focus, Innovation and Talent that businesses or organizations utilize to bring sustainable business solutions to the collision repair industry, according to the company. Both initiatives are evolutionary advancements from the Most Influential Women in the Collision Repair Industry award (MIW) that was initiated by AkzoNobel in 1999.


“Many lives have been touched over the years by this program," said Costello. "Moving forward, a wider net will be cast and more will be touched as the issue of diversity will be advanced through a new focus on sustainability. The legacy of MIW will be carried on through the FIT Awards and the Sustainability Leadership Symposium.”

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