The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is holding a “virtual industry professional forum” for one hour at 12pm USA EDT on Wednesday 6 May. The forum will be dedicated to understanding the challenges the automotive repair industry is facing with COVID-19.
There will be a virtual room that people will use to attend the forum, with preference being given to those who responded to the ASA Stimulus & Business (S&B) Surveys to register first. Registration will open to the public 48 hours later for remaining spots.
The discussion will cover the following topics, with questions to be taken after the presentation:
- A review of results from the ASA Stimulus & Business (S&B) Surveys collected Wednesday 22 April. Information will include the percentages of people who applied for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and the Emergency Injury & Disaster Loan (EIDL), along with approval and funding rates for both programmes
- A review of concerns noted in the S&B surveys, what has happened since, additional availabilities, and other tips
- An update from the ASA’s Washington, DC office regarding what’s happened since the surveys closed, what to expect from the additional funding since, discussion on what may happen this summer, and new issues that have arisen since.
- Current trends of the impact COVID-19 has had on the repair industry at the end of the first quarter and the beginning of the second quarter
- Sharing common concerns and questions for discussion, along with available answers to date
Registration for the event can be found here.