As we draw closer to the 2016 Automotive Body Parts Association’s annual meeting and convention, scheduled for April 26-29 in Miami, Florida, we are finalizing our list of speakers and presentations. Below is a more detailed list of what you can expect when you attend this important event. You can access a downloadable ABPA Miami Meeting Schedule here.
Thursday, April 28
Servicing the Insurance Driven Market
Jim Smith will lead a panel discussing the relationship between parts distributors and the insurance industry. Participating in the discussion will be MSO leaders, insurers, distributor representatives and the NSF.
Insurance and Collision Repair: Legislative and Regulatory Issues
Robert Passmore, Senior Director Personal Lines Policy for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), will review the legislative and regulatory landscape and issues where the interests of the collision repair, insurance and replacement parts industries converge. Bob will provide an overview issues currently playing out in statehouses and insurance departments around the country as well as in Washington DC.
Part of the value of the ABPA convention is the ability to participate in our popular breakout sessions! CCC, carpart.com, Partstrader and NSF are all scheduled to participate in bringing you the latest news and information.
Parts Certification Updates
We will have detailed updates from both CAPA and NSF on both of their parts certification programs.
Friday, April 29
David Bauders from Strategic Pricing Associates (SPA)will address the “hot button” issue of dynamic pricing and provide potential counter actions that ABPA members can take.
Patent Reform in the Courts
The ABPA has brought the issue of patent reform to the US courts. ABPA Representatives will give a brief overview of the case and update the membership of the current status.
Navigating the Sea of Legislation
Will Nordwind of Venable and the Quality Parts Coalition (QPC) will bring the audience up to date on governmental issues which continue to face the industry. He will also update us on the progress on the PARTS Act of 2016.