Back by popular demand, Automotive Service and Repair Week (ASRW) and CCC Information Services Inc. are pleased to announce the return of conveniently located private meeting rooms during NACE and CARS.
These complimentary spaces are available to any registered ASRW 2012 participant (attendee or exhibitor) who requests one.
The meeting rooms will be located on level 2 of the Morial Convention Center, in close proximity to the ASRW Expo show floor in an area named, â€œThe NACE Network.â€ The area will consist of small and larger private rooms, each equipped with comfortable furnishings, wireless Internet and a plasma flatscreen or screen projector equipped with a laptop connection. All registered ASRW participants (attendees and exhibitors of both NACE and CARS) are eligible to request a room in The NACE Network.
â€œMeeting space at our industry events can be hard to come by, creating obstacles to the business conversations and networking that weâ€™ve all come together to do,â€ said Jim Dickens, senior vice president of the Automotive Service Group at CCC. â€œâ€˜The NACE Networkâ€™ space is being created to better support the important business conversations and networking that define ASRW. Easier communication through a single location is what CCC ONE is all about, which makes this partnership with ASRW a natural extension of what CCC wants to do with and for the industry.â€
The NACE Network will be available Oct 10-13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. In advance of the show, reservations can be made on a first-come, first-served basis by completing a form on the NACE or CARS websites. On-site reservations can also be accommodated at The NACE Network reception area on a first-come, first-served basis. Each room can be reserved for up to 90 minutes.
Ron Pyle, ASA president.
â€œTo again accommodate all of the business thatâ€™s going on this week â€“ both on and off the show floor â€“ we are pleased to offer The NACE Network area as a close, convenient location to hold meetings during ASRW,â€ said Ron Pyle, ASA president. â€œItâ€™s close to the show floor, but not on the show floor. Itâ€™s easy. Itâ€™s free. It was highly utilized last year, and we anticipate it being a busy area in New Orleans.â€
About the Events
ASRW is scheduled for Oct. 10-13 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La., and includes the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) and the Congress of Automotive Repair & Service (CARS), which makes it the industryâ€™s leading event for dedicated professionals to conduct business, network and engage in industry issues. The Tradeshow News Network (TSNN) recognized ASRW as a 2011 Top 250 U.S. trade show. Online housing and attendee registration are open, and provides a variety of hotel options within the vicinity of the Morial Convention Center.
NACE â€“ the worldâ€™s collision repair event â€“ represents the only B2B event of its kind specifically designed for collision repair industry professionals from around the globe. NACE features a comprehensive educational Conference and Exposition with hundreds of diverse exhibiting companies displaying the latest equipment, products, services and technology available to todayâ€™s collision repair industry.