The International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) will present a range of live discussions at Automechanika Frankfurt 2022.
On 13 September, IBIS CEO Jason Moseley will conduct an in-depth debate with three global collision industry leaders and influencers: Jim Muse, Vice-President Refinish, Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Axalta; Arnaud Agostini, International Managing Director at Solera; Andrew Bennett, Vice-President Automotive Aftermarket Division at 3M; and Philip Peace, Managing Director International at Repairify.
To be held in Hall 11.1 at stand D64, the debate will examine where the industry is heading after a turbulent two years, identify the major shifts in the traditional business models, and look at possible future industry challenges and opportunities.
Moseley will return to the stage on 15 September in a presentation titled ‘IBIS: The Global Collision Repair Sector And The Rapid Rise Of Technology Post-Pandemic’, where he will discuss six key trends and themes influencing the global collision repair industry. These include the rise of the electric vehicle and ADAS, the challenges faced by body shops, consolidation and specialisation in body repair, and the vehicle owners’ journey in a touchless claim.
In addition to conference content and discussion, IBIS is also exhibiting in Hall 11.1 at stand D64H, offering delegates an opportunity to learn about the organisation and its calendar of events for 2023.
“It’s great to be back this year physically in Frankfurt. The team at IBIS are excited to be bringing our unique flavour of collision industry thought leadership to the event,” Moseley said. “This is a culmination in the partnership we have had with Automechanika around the world. So far in 2022, we have jointly brought the industry together in Istanbul, the UK, and Mexico City. This now peaks at the showcase in Germany. We value this continued alignment, and it produces a force multiplier of value for the sector and our two brands.”