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.

ASRW Brings Together NACE, CARS and more

Las Vegas — The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has announced the creation of Automotive Service & Repair Week (ASRW), which will make its debut in November 2008. The overall goal of ASRW is to bring together buyers and sellers of automotive products and services in one venue that includes both education and trade show activities. ASRW will grow to include activities for other organizations and industry segments, thereby creating a home for all that work in or cater to the automotive service and repair industry.