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Spring 2013 PPG MVP Business Solutions Conference Yields Largest Turnout To Date

Biannual event delivers valuable information about strategic business practices to collision repairers.


Gina is a 2012 graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. A resident of Akron, Ohio, she currently serves as managing editor of BodyShop Business and previously held internships with multiple consumer and B2B publications. She is a member of the Women's Industry Network.

PPG’s Spring MVP Business Solutions Conference, which took place April 7-9, 2013 in Scottsdale, Ariz., yielded the largest turnout to date.

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More than 400 collision repairers gathered at the beautiful JW Marriott Camelback Inn for three days of golf, educational breakout sessions and industry speakers. Keynote speakers included Sasha Strauss, managing director at Innovation Protocol and adjunct professor at the University of Southern California, and George Avery, CIC chairman and State Farm claims consultant.

"We continue to focus on and strive to deliver the best in class and most relevant content at our conferences to help our customers achieve and keep a competitive edge in the marketplace,” said Jim Berkey, PPG, director, MVP Business Solutions. “Partnerships, education and time are more valuable with each passing day, so developing the right relationships and delivering industry-leading learning opportunities provides the groundwork for growth and sustainability for our customers’ businesses."



A gala dinner, held Tuesday, April 8, featured delicious barbecue food, a viewing party of the NCAA tournament finals game and a live performance by the KSG Band. Keynote speaker Steve Gilliland delivered final remarks with his energetic "Enjoy the Ride" speech.

To view some of our highlights of the event, watch the below slideshow. For descriptions of the images,  view the slideshow in full screen mode and click "Show info" in the upper right-hand corner of each photo.


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