CIECA has opened registrations for its 15th annual conference, CONNEX 2023, to be held at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Bloomington, Illinois, USA from 12 to 13 September.
The event will include a line-up of business and technical speakers, networking opportunities, and a vehicle gifting as part of the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides programme. One of the highlights of the event will be an exclusive factory tour of electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian.
The conference’s theme, ‘Connected Car, Connected Industry’, was chosen to reflect the increasing levels of connectivity and integration between all aspects of vehicle design, manufacturing, and repair.
During the two-day event, leaders from across the collision industry will discuss where technology and business are headed and what the industry is doing to prepare for the future.
“With ADAS and autonomous features growing with every model year and new electric vehicle models expected from nearly every major manufacturer, technology is at the forefront of automobile design and the driving experience,” said Paul Barry, Executive Director at CIECA. “All of this technology translates into data and new repair methods, supply chains, and repair procedures.”
CIECA Chairman Greg Best, Senior Business Analyst at California Casualty, said: “Come join us at the CIECA CONNEX conference to network with industry leaders, engage in presentations and discussions regarding emerging technologies, and see how CIECA is working with our member companies. Our focus this year is on the connected car and how our industries connect. I encourage all industry segments to get involved and see how you can make a difference.”
For information about early-bird conference registration rates and hotel rooms, click here.