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By Ed Salamy Executive Director The weather was warm and sunny, the waters on Biscayne Bay were calm, and the meeting space was packed for the ABPA’s Annual Meeting & Convention in Miami on April 26-29. A great location at the Miami Hyatt Regency, a stellar line up of speakers and breakout sessions, and top-notch social activities Read more…


We were back at it on Friday morning with a final business session. Bob Frayer of NSF International provided some excellent insights into the U.S. collision market, noting that there were over 19 million accidents last year, with more than 70% covered by insurance. Frayer noted that over 20% of collision repairs are now being made with Read more…


Thursday afternoon saw the return of the popular breakout sessions, giving attendees the opportunity to learn more about specific industry topics and trends. Dave Boden of CCC Information gave an overview of their CCC ONE online parts ordering system, which integrates with their estimating system and a body shop’s accounting system. Dave noted statistics that show electronic Read more…


Plenty of great information and ideas filled the room during the Thursday morning business session at the 2016 ABPA Annual Meeting & Convention in Miami. Among the highlights: Bob Passmore – PCI The day’s first keynote address was presented by Bob Passmore of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). Bob noted that there has been Read more…


During Thursday’s business session at the 2016 ABPA Annual Meeting, the election of new Board of Directors members was held. Newly elected Chairperson Kim Hicks announced the five newest members: Joseph Tsai (UCC New World) (elected to a second term) Jeffrey Lee (Continental Auto Parts) Chris Northup (Professional Parts Group) Rob Barkley (Automotive Supply Experts) Jackson Kwok Read more…


One of the highlights of the ABPA Annual Meeting & Convention is the announcement of our annual award winners. This year saw a particularly deserving group of individuals and companies recognized for their contributions to the aftermarket parts industry. Chairman’s Award: Mike Dolabi, National Auto Body Parts Warehouse Presidential Award: Nationwide Insurance (represented by Don Ashby and Read more…


After a busy day of education and discussion, everybody was ready to relax and enjoy a dinner cruise aboard the Biscayne Lady luxury yacht on Thursday night. It was a truly spectacular evening, with calm waters, amazing views from the deck, plenty of delicious food and networking on every level of the boat. The sight of the Read more…


The 2016 ABPA annual meeting & convention got underway under blue skies in Miami today. The golfers took to the links for an energetic round, as early arrivals checked in and registered. The highlight of the day was a well-attended “Welcome” dinner at the host Hyatt Regency Hotel, which provided an opportunity to socialize and network.


It looks like the weather for next week’s 2106 Automotive Body Parts Association Annual Meeting & Convention in Miami will be a nice break with winter’s chill. The Miami Hyatt Regency Hotel is all set to host the leaders of the aftermarket parts industry as we help set the course for the future. There is still time Read more…

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