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Events » 2018 ABPA Annual Meeting and Convention

The 2018 ABPA Annual Meeting and Convention was held April 24–27, 2018 at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa in San Diego, CA.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday (4/24)
9:00 am Board of Directors Meeting (PDR)
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Registration Opens (Fresco’s Lounge)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Welcoming Reception (Fresco’s Lounge)
Wednesday (4/25)
7:30 am Golfers depart (Lobby)
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Exhibitors Tabletop Setup (Riviera – St. Tropez)
6:00 pm Registration re-opens (Hallway in meeting space area)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception w/ Tribute to Stan Rodman (Riviera – St. Tropez)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Tradeshow and Reception Dinner (Riviera – St. Tropez)
Thursday (4/26)
7:30 am Registration re-opens (Hallway in meeting space area)
7:30 am – 9:00 am Breakfast Buffet (Riviera – St. Tropez)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm First Business Session (Riviera – St. Tropez)
9:00 am – 9:10 am Kim Hicks, ABPA Chairman
Anti-Trust Statement / Opening Comments
9:10 am – 9:20 am Ed Salamy, ABPA Executive Director
Executive Director – State of the Association
9:20 am – 9:40 am Ray Colas, LKQ
Legislative and Regulatory Issues
9:40 am – 10:20 am Bob Frayer, NSF
Update on the NSF Program
10:20 am – 11:00 am Steve Fodor, Customs Services & Solutions Inc.
Keynote: “The Ever-Changing World of Importing into the USA”
11:00 am – 11:40 am Kerry Tapio, Intertek
Update on the CAPA Program
11:40 am – 12:00 pm Kim Hicks, ABPA Chairman
Introduction to Board Candidates
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Awards Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Educational Breakout Sessions (Capri, Riviera – St. Tropez)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CAPA/Intertek (Riviera – St. Tropez)
Intertek, CAPA’s Validator, will be conducting a live demonstration that will highlight some of the unique steps that CAPA developed that are required for CAPA 301 – Lighting Parts. First, we will show how the in-vehicle position of the lamp is measured using a 3D scanner. This dimensional data is used to create an accurate fixture for photometric testing to meet Federal requirements, such as FMVSS 108. Then, one of our ASE-licensed technicians will walk through the Vehicle Test Fit (VTF) process which was established by CAPA beginning in 1999 to validate the fit, function and appearance of the aftermarket and OEM service parts.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm NSF International (Capri)
“Certification and Risk Mitigation” – The Tracy lawsuit has dominated the headlines over the past several months and sensitized the market to the potential risks for those involved in vehicle repair. If you sell aftermarket automotive parts, you are at risk of being named in a lawsuit. How can you use certification to minimize that risk? Learn more by attending Bob Frayer’s (NSF International Automotive Global Managing Director) breakout session.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Car-Part.com (Riviera – St. Tropez)
Jeff Schroder from Car-Part.com will discuss the estimating systems’ migration to CIECA BMS and the potential impact on the collision parts marketplace. Analytics from the Integrated Car Part Pro marketplace will also be discussed and related to the CIECA BMS migration.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Shippabo (Riviera – St. Tropez)
“Improving Your Supply Chain and Shipping with SKU-Level Visibility” – Nina Luu, co-founder and CEO of Shippabo, the Los Angeles-based cloud-based supply chain management platform company, will lead a session on tackling shipping challenges for the auto parts industry. She will discuss ways that ABPA members can get greater SKU-level visibility, better pricing including clear unit cost, and actionable data to shipments, so that our businesses can oversee their supply chain from anywhere, at any time, and on their terms. Nina will discuss auto supply chain best practices and how to leverage direct carrier contracts to increase your bottom line, while maintaining compliance. Attendees will be empowered with the tools to building a more efficient shipping structure.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm PartsTrader (Capri)
“Aftermarket Supplier Sales Opportunities & Strategies” – This session is designed to help suppliers understand the emerging sales opportunities within the PartsTrader marketplace and how they can implement strategies, tools & solutions to efficiently access and convert these opportunities into new sales. Other technical and setup questions will be addressed including the PartsTrader Premier Supplier program.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm JSC Group (Capri)
Jim Smith: “Improving the Sales to the Insurance Driven Market” – The session is geared to better understanding the insurance driven market and improving your company metrics to win more of that business.
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm NABC Vehicle Giveaway (Parking lot outside of meeting space)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception (Fresco’s Lounge)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dinner (Bayside Terrace)
Friday (4/27)
7:30 am – 9:00 am Breakfast (Riviera – St. Tropez)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Second Business Session (Riviera – St. Tropez)
9:00 am – 9:45 am Peter Bishop, CCC Information Services
Update on the CCC Program
9:45 am – 10:05 am Patrick Burnett, Nationwide Insurance
Nationwide Insurance
10:05 am – 10:15 am Jim Smith, JSC Group
ABPA vs. Ford Lawsuit Update
10:15 am – 10:50 am Senator Mark Pryor (D – AR)
QPC Update / Navigating the Sea of Legislation
10:50 am – 11:40 am George Avery, Avery Knows
Keynote: “Anyone Can Give Good Customer Service… When You Feel Like It”
12:00 pm Adjournment


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