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The ABPA depends on the hard work of its members to help strengthen our organization, represent our industry, and move our agenda forward. It is a great pleasure to recognize those members, both individual and corporate, who stand out for their dedication, leadership and long term commitment to the ABPA in our annual awards. Industry Award In Read more…


The 2015 ABPA annual meeting held in Chicago on April 21-24 was a rousing success. Attendance was up significantly, the number of exhibitors at the concurrent trade show was at an all time high, and the information presented was timely, broadminded and held the attention of attendees throughout the event. Discussion was vigorous, as old acquaintances renewed, Read more…


Attendees of the ABPA’s annual meeting and their guests enjoyed a relaxing dinner in the elegant surroundings of the Drake Hotel’s Club International room. Many old friendships were renewed and new connections made during the evening.


The 2015 Automotive Body Parts annual meeting and trade show is in progress at the historic Drake Hotel in Chicago. Record attendance and the largest number of exhibitors in recent memory are enjoying the benefits of the latest information and industry news in a great setting. Look for more reports and photos as the meeting progresses, and Read more…


Randy Hanson Claim Director, Plan & Change Allstate Insurance Thursday, April 23 11:20 am – 12:00 pm Insurance and the Aftermarket – The Allstate Story Randy will help make sense of the new cycle of change as the insurance, repair and related industries are on a collision course with innovation and technology advancements that will significantly transform Read more…


Brandon Eckenrode Director of Development Collision Repair Education Foundation Friday, April 24 10-10:15 am High school and college collision school programs across the country are in need of the industry’s support and guidance to ensure that the students graduating from these programs have the best technical education possible to allow them to be productive and efficient entry-level Read more…


Robert Passmore, CPCU Assistant Vice President Personal Lines Policy PCI – Property Casualty Insurers Association of America Thursday, April 23 9:45 – 10:25 am Bob will be providing an overview of 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 Read more…


Want to know what’s going on at the upcoming ABPA Annual Business Meeting and Trade Fair in Chicago on April 21 -24? There’s an app for that! Attendees can access complete information about the convention schedule, venue, travel and transportation and speakers through an app called ENCORE by Cumulus. Simply visit http://cumulus.encore-us.com and enter the event ID: Read more…


Chicago-based CCC Information Services is welcoming ABPA Annual Meeting attendees to the Windy City with an “after hours” cocktail reception on Thursday evening, April 23, immediately following the ABPA gala dinner. The party will be held at the rooftop drumBAR at the Raffaello Hotel, at 201 E. Delaware Ave., just one block south of the Drake Hotel. Read more…


The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) has released the program for its 2015 Annual Business Meeting and Trade Fair, which will be held at the Drake Hotel in Chicago from April 21 -24. ABPA Chicago Program The Drake Hotel is offering special convention rate of $199 per night plus tax for those registering by March 31. You can Read more…

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