Long-Standing Commitment Continues Between DuPont and NACE

Through a combination of its presence on the show floor, sponsorship activities and educational sessions, DuPont Performance Coatings has committed to NACE 2010, demonstrating its continued commitment to the industry.


Statistics from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers show that in 2009, 13.7910 million and 13.6448 cars were manufactured and sold respectively in China, a growth of 48.30% and 46.15 respectively over the year 2008. The rapid development of auto industry will lead to a double of sales volume of China’s auto-aftermarket and a market scale of over 15 billion USD by the end of 2010. With this gratifying prospect, AUTO MAINTENANCE & REPAIR 2010 (AMR 2010), the 53rd China International Trade Fair for Auto-aftermarket is to be held on March 18-21 at China National Convention Center (CNCC) in Beijing.

ASRW Partnering Kicks-Off

ASRW 2010 reports strong industry support for this year’s events via the ASRW Partnering Program (APP). The APP is designed to foster industry participation by partnering organizations supporting the many segments of the automotive service and repair industry.

Fringe Programs in AMR 2009

With a showing space of over 60,000 square meters, AMR 2009 is expected to have 700 exhibitors from 20 countries around the world to showcase their advanced technologies and products in auto industry. The show will run from 25 – 28 February 2009 at

Want To Know Why I Am Going To NACE?

After attending NACE 2009 — with all the motivation, networking and education — you’ll return to work ready to increase your productivity, improve your efficiencies and hit the ground running!
That’s why I’m going to NACE … Are you going?

IBIS Australia ‘A Great Success’

The International Bodyshop Industry Symposium’s launch onto the Australian industry scene was greeted with great enthusiasm by all attendees and has been declared a success by its Australian organisers, its British initiators and all delegates.
Attendees came from all over the globe, including Britain, Holland, New Zealand, Canada, Malaysia and Singapore, as well as all states of Australia except Tasmania.

3M Australia Joins IBIS Australia Supporters’ Club

The newest recruit to the list of those backing IBIS Australia 2008 is 3M Australia Pty Ltd (Automotive Aftermarket Division).
3M joins Sikkens Acoat® selected and insurance major player AAMI as signed major sponsors for the body repair industry international think tank to be held at the Darling Harbour Convention & Exhibition Centre, on Wednesday and Thursday, August 6 and 7.

Automechanika Thailand Opens This Week in Bangkok

Automechanika Thailand, the leading international trade fair for the automotive parts, components and aftermarket industry in Thailand, opens this week from 6 – 9 March 2008 at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre, Bangkok.  This year’s event will be officiated by Mr. Chakramon Pasukvanich, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Industry, Thailand.  The presence of national government officials emphasizes the strong support the event has received from a number of organisations throughout Thailand and from around the world, mainly as it is being held in one of the fastest growing regions in the world for the automotive sector.

Author Chris Gardner to Keynote NACE 2007

Dallas, Texas, USA — The 2007 International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) announced that  Pursuit of Happyness author and  philanthropist, Chris Gardner will share his remarkable story during the NACE 2007 keynote presentation.  The Opening General Session will take place Thursday morning, November 1 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

IBIS 2007 Hits New High For Body Repair Industry

IBIS, the global body repair industry’s annual think tank, took itself out of Switzerland for the first time in six years to be staged at Cannes, France, just days after the annual Cannes film festival.
The bodies weren’t quite as spectacular, but the message was more significant, with a strong theme of the need for training, specialised equipment and adaptation to new technology or you are likely to be on the wrong side of the equation in the repair industry.