The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is holding a “virtual industry professional forum” for one hour at 12pm USA EDT on Wednesday 6 May. The forum will be dedicated to understanding the challenges the automotive repair industry is facing with COVID-19.
There will be a virtual room that people will use to attend the forum, with preference being given to those who responded to the ASA Stimulus & Business (S&B) Surveys to register first. Registration will open to the public 48 hours later for remaining spots.
The discussion will cover the following topics, with questions to be taken after the presentation:
- A review of results from the ASA Stimulus & Business (S&B) Surveys collected Wednesday 22 April. Information will include the percentages of people who applied for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and the Emergency Injury & Disaster Loan (EIDL), along with approval and funding rates for both programmes
- A review of concerns noted in the S&B surveys, what has happened since, additional availabilities, and other tips
- An update from the ASA’s Washington, DC office regarding what’s happened since the surveys closed, what to expect from the additional funding since, discussion on what may happen this summer, and new issues that have arisen since.
- Current trends of the impact COVID-19 has had on the repair industry at the end of the first quarter and the beginning of the second quarter
- Sharing common concerns and questions for discussion, along with available answers to date
Registration for the event can be found here.
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has announced the eighth annual MSO Symposium will take place on 4 November in Las Vegas, Nevada, prior to SEMA Show.
Similar to past years, the event’s agenda, timing, and content is driven and directed by industry leading members who voluntarily serve on the programme’s advisory board.
Last year’s event represented more than 4000 collision repair facilities with a total annual revenue exceeding US$7 billion. The programme has evolved to now include insurers, OEMs and large independent repair facilities.
The ASA says that attendance is limited and registrants must qualify to attend – the event is open to insurers, OEMs, multi-shop operators and single-location repair facilities with revenue exceeding US$3 million in annual sales. Early bird rates are also available for a limited time.
“The MSO Symposium continues to bring together the multi-shop owners and operators, dealers, franchisees and repair networks from all across North America,” said Roy Schnepper, ASA Immediate Past Chairman. “This exclusive is event where only collision industry repairers, insurers, and OEMs can gather.”
To register for the MSO Symposium, click here.
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has released the dates and location for the eighth instalment of the MSO Symposium – it will take place on Monday 4 November at The Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel, marking the event’s first return to Las Vegas since 2013.
“The MSO Symposium continues to bring together the multi-shop owners and operators, dealers, franchisees, and networks from North America,” said ASA Immediate Past Chairman, Roy Schnepper. “This exclusive event has evolved into the largest conference in the world where only repairers, insurers and OEMs gather.”
Last year’s event featured representation from over 4000 collision repairer facilities, with total revenue exceeding US$7 billion annually.
The programme has continued to evolve since its inception. Several years ago, the advisory board unanimously voted to expand the list of companies and individuals that could attend. According to organisers, the inclusion of insurers and OEMs has proven to be “visionary”, a point being attributed to the “leaders” represented on the advisory board. Organisers added that the networking and collaboration amongst the three industry groups further enhances the value of the overall programme.
“The advisory board plays a critical role in the success of the MSO Symposium,” said Chairman, Bob Wills. “They provide direction and guidance as to the speakers and content most relevant to their respective businesses. We sincerely appreciate their time and commitment.”
Attendance at the MSO Symposium is limited to insurers, OEMs, multi-shop operators and single location repair facilities with revenue exceeding US$3 million in annual sales. For more information, visit msosymposium.com.
The Automotive Service Association has revealed the dates and location for the 8th Annual MSO Symposium and Technology Telematics Forum (TTF).
Next year’s events will coincide with the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana on 24-25 July 2019. The two events were originally scheduled to take place during NACE Automechanika in 2019.
Due to pending changes surrounding the trade show, ASA’s Board of Directors said it had elected to move the event this year to coincide with CIC. The association said it will work closely with Messe Frankfurt regarding the future direction of NACE Automechanika, with announcements to be made in the near future regarding 2019, 2020 and beyond.
“We are looking forward to the continued growth and success of both programmes,” said ASA Chairman Roy Schnepper, AAM. “The MSO Symposium has evolved into the marquee event of the year where the most influential people in the industry gather. We appreciate the support we receive from all the industry stakeholders including insurers and OEMs.”
Bob Wills, AAM, ASA’s Chairman-elect, said ASA understands that there are many questions surrounding the future of the NACE Automechanika trade show.
“We are working very closely with our partners at Messe Frankfurt to make decisions as quickly as possible,” Wills said. “We will make those details available as soon as possible.
“We recognise the needs and value derived from a trade show have shifted, and we are devising a plan that best addresses those changing needs for our members and the industry as a whole.”