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Registration Opens for CIECA CONNEX 2023 15th Annual Conference

Insightful Speakers, Networking, NABC Recycled Rides® gifting, Exclusive Rivian Factory Tour – Connected Car, Connected Industry

Sanford, NC — CIECA announced that its 15th annual conference, CONNEX 2023, will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, in Bloomington, IL, September 12-13. The event will include a full lineup of business and technical speakers, networking opportunities and a vehicle gifting as part of the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® program. One of the highlights of the event will be an exclusive factory tour of Rivian.

The theme of the conference this year is “Connected Car, Connected Industry.” It was chosen to reflect the increasing levels of connectedness and integration between all aspects of vehicle design, manufacturing and repair. All industry stakeholders, including CIECA members and non-members, are invited to attend.

During the two-day conference, leaders from across the collision industry will discuss where technology and business are headed and what the industry is doing to prepare.

“With ADAS and autonomous features growing with every model year and new electric vehicle (EV) models expected from nearly every major manufacturer, technology is at the forefront of automobile design and the driving experience,” said Paul Barry, CIECA’s executive director. “All of this technology translates into data and new repair methods, supply chains and repair procedures.”

“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,” said CIECA Chairman Greg Best, senior business analyst for California Casualty. “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 those interested in speaking at the conference, please fill out the Call for Speakers form.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, click here.

For information about early-bird conference registration rates and hotel rooms, click here.

The conference agenda will be announced in Spring 2023.


The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) develops and promotes electronic communication standards that allow the collision industry to be more efficient. CIECA’s vision is to have an e-commerce-enabled collision industry that allows all industry segments to communicate electronically, independent of platform or software used. CIECA membership is open to the collision industry and related segments, which include repairers, insurers, OEMs, information technology companies, appraisal services, new and aftermarket parts suppliers, materials suppliers, equipment and tool companies, rental car companies, salvage and towing.

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