3M And IBIS Extend Global Partnership Beyond 2022

3M has extended its longstanding partnership with the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) for another three years.

According to 3M, the agreement enables it to help drive knowledge in key industry areas of talent acquisition, process optimisation, and sustainable supply chains. “We’re thrilled to be continuing this journey with IBIS,” said Dave Gunderson, President, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division. “Through each year of our longstanding partnership, 3M has had the opportunity to connect with some of the best and brightest in collision repair, all around the globe.

“We view this partnership as integral in our ability to learn, grow, and further advance in the industry. We look forward to working with the IBIS team to further innovate and have thoughtful conversations on the most pressing topics impacting the present and the future of the automotive collision repair industry.”

Jason Moseley, CEO, IBIS Worldwide said: “We are thrilled to have 3M as our global partner again. This agreement shows the commitment to supporting a strong and sustainable sector. Over the last few years 3M have used the IBIS platform to inform and educate hundreds of industry leaders. We will start the extended agreement at IBIS Middle East – Dubai in February, moving on to the exclusive IBIS USA Nashville in April, followed by the flagship Global Summit – Milan in June.”

3M first partnered with IBIS at its inaugural Global Summit in 2001. The relationship grew to a global partnership with multiple events across multiple continents around the world. 3M said its partnership with IBIS is rooted in a mutual passion for promoting global collision repair safety, skills, and standards to leaders and experts across the industry.

“Together, this collaboration ensures that standard operating procedures are not only built the right way, but also understood,” said IBIS. “It’s part of 3M’s ongoing investment in the training needs of current shops and expanding for tomorrow’s entirely connected body shop.”