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Latest ABPA Convention Schedule


The 2016 ABPA Annual Meeting & Convention is fast approaching. Preparations are being made at the Miami Hyatt Regency Hotel to welcome industry leaders from April 26-29, 2016. We have a stellar line-up of industry leaders for presentations and breakout sessions, along with a full range of social events for networking.

We’ll see you there!

Speakers and Presentations

Thursday, April 28

Servicing the Insurance Driven Market

This panel discussion features participants from Nationwide, Farmers, NSF, Caliber Collision, and Service King, and is moderated by Jim Smith. You’ll gain excellent insight into the complex dynamics between insurance companies, collision repair shops, parts manufacturers and parts distributors; and gain an understanding of what it takes to become a trusted supplier.

Legislative and Regulatory Update

Bob Passmore
Bob Passmore

Robert Passmore, CPCU, Assistant Vice President, Personal Lines Policy, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, addresses legislative and regulatory issues related to insurance and collision repair, with an emphasis on parts issues. He will also cover the broader topic of collision repair insurance issues and how the affect the replacement parts market.

ABPA Lawsuit Update

Dan Morrissey brings us up to speed on the current status and latest movement in the ongoing lawsuit against Ford Motor Co.

CAPA Parts Certification Update

Jack Gillis of CAPA provides the latest trends and numbers from CAPA’s ambitious parts certification program.

Thursday Breakout Sessions

Always a favorite among convention attendees, some of the sharpest minds in the aftermarket industry provide information and ideas on important issues and activities.

  • Car-Part.com – Jeff Schroder
  • CCC – Dave Boden
  • NSF – Bob Frayer
  • Aktion Associates – David Gneiser
  • Partstrader- Ken Weiss
  • Google Analytics – Khrysti Nazzaro, Vice President, Brand Strategy, Inc.

Friday, April 29

NSF Update

Bob Frayer of NSF provides the latest news on the NSF Parts Certification program as well as the innovative NSF Distributor Certification program.

Legislative Report – PARTS Act

Will Nordwind of Venable and representing the Quality Parts Coalition (QPC) delivers the latest news on the progress of the important PARTS Act that is finally moving forward in Congress.

David Bauders
David Bauders

Dynamic Pricing Defense

David Bauders of Strategic Pricing Associates, Inc. presents ideas on countering the threat of dynamic pricing. A recognized leader in field of strategic pricing, David has worked with companies across a variety of industries to help them develop competitive pricing strategies. This presentation is of particular importance for parts distributors who are seeking ways to combat GM’s “MyPriceLink” dynamic pricing program.

Events

We’ve got an amazing array of events scheduled for sunny Miami, including:

  • Golf Outing
  • Fishing Tour (dependent on attendance)
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Harbor Dinner Cruise
  • Two Days of Industry Updates and Discussion

Hotel Package

We have arranged a hotel package with the Miami Hyatt Regency that includes a room rate of just $159 per night, with the convenience of staying right at the convention site. You can make a room reservation now through this dedicated link.

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