Agenda Announced For CIECA Connex 2024

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association has released the agenda for its 15th annual conference, CONNEX 2024. Themed ‘The Intersection of Data & Mobility’ and hosted by industry veteran Bill Garoutte, the event will be held at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel in Detroit, Michigan, USA from 24 to 25 September.

During the two-day event, thought leaders and industry experts will discuss where technology and businesses are headed and what the collision industry can do to prepare.

An event highlight will be an exclusive tour of the American Center for Mobility.

The conference will also include networking opportunities, a vehicle gifting as part of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) Recycled Rides programme, and a celebration of CIECA’s 30th anniversary of creating data integration standards.

The event will include OEM representatives from Audi, Ford and Lucid Motors, as well as a panel discussion focused on 3D printing in the collision industry and a digital claims panel. Information will be shared on a range of topics and how they will impact the collision industry and CIECA standards in the future. The topics include artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity, EV batteries and the electric grid, OEM repair procedures and telematics.

Speakers include:

  • OEM Panel Discussion:
    • Mark Allen Audi of America
    • Jake Rodenroth, Lucid Motors
    • Chris Wallace, Ford Motor Company
  • 3D Printing:
    • Mario Dimovski, Boyd Group
    • Michael Driehorst,
    • Michel LoPrete, Auto Additive
    • Harold Sears, Iperion X / Imagine Additive Consulting
  • Industry Updates:
    • Pat Blech, OEC
    • Greg Horn, PartsTrader
    • Jamie Shackelford, Caliber Collision
  • AI Cameras and Transportation Solutions:
    • Chris Piche, Smarter AI
  • AI in the Customer Experience:
    • Gaurav (Rav) Mendiratta, SocioSquares and Propel
  • Telematics:
    • Joel Pepera, Arity
  • EV Batteries and Electric Grid Infrastructure:
    • Richard Mueller, DTE Energy
    • Emil Nusbaum, ARA
  • Digital Claims:
    • Michael Anderson, Guidewire
    • Paul Riffel, GAINSCO
  • CAPIS Technical Updates:
    • Paul Barry and Paulette Reed, CIECA

Early-bird registration and discounted room rates at the MGM Grand Detroit are available until 24 August 2024.