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Events » 2019 ABPA Annual Meeting and Convention

The 2019 ABPA Annual Meeting and Convention was held April 30 – May 3, 2019 at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday (4/30/2019)
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Registration Opens (Atlantic Foyer)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Welcoming Reception (Ocean Terrace)
Wednesday (5/1/2019)
7:30 am Golfers Depart (Lobby)
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Exhibitors Tabletop Setup (Atlantic Ballroom)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Optional Water Taxi Boat Ride
6:00 pm NABC Vehicle Giveaway (Parking lot outside of Atlantic Foyer)
6:00 pm Registration re-opens (Atlantic Foyer)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cocktail Reception (Atlantic Ballroom)
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Tradeshow and Reception Dinner (Atlantic Ballroom)
Thursday (5/2/2019)
7:30 am Registration re-opens (Atlantic Foyer)
7:30 am – 9:00 am Breakfast Buffet (Atlantic Ballroom)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm First Business Session (Atlantic Ballroom)
9:00 am – 9:15 am Ed Salamy, ABPA Executive Director
Anti-Trust Statement and Opening Comments / State of the Association
9:15 am – 9:45 am Ray Colas, LKQ
Legislative and Regulatory Issues
9:45 am – 10:30 am Peter Quinter, GrayRobinson, P.A.

Peter is Chair of the U.S. Customs and International Trade Law Group at the 300 lawyer, Florida law firm of Gray Robinson, P.A. Mr. Quinter represents importers, exporters, and logistics companies regarding virtually anything to do with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for both compliance and enforcement matters. Peter graduated from Cornell University and The American University’s Washington College of Law. After law school, he worked as an attorney for U.S. Customs in the Office of Chief Counsel in Miami, Florida. In 1994, he joined the private practice of law, and has represented companies all over the world in their import and export transactions. Peter lectures often on the topic of international trade in the United States and around the world, including for the U.S. Department of Commerce as a guest of the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan in 2012. He has been profiled in Barron’s and Florida Trend magazine, is regularly quoted in local newspapers, and has appeared live on CNBC regarding international trade with Cuba. He is former Chair of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar, and is currently the Chair of the Customs Law Committee of the American Bar Association. Peter has handled more detentions and seizures by U.S. Customs than any other attorney in the United States. In 2017, he sued the United States regarding a seizure of auto parts by U.S. Customs in Jacksonville, Florida, for alleged counterfeiting, and won.
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Keynote: “Customs and Border Protection Detentions and Seizures of Imported Merchandise for Alleged Counterfeiting and Violating ITC Orders”
10:30 am – 11:15 am Greg Horn, Hartford Insurance Company

Greg is the Assistant Vice President of Auto and Property Claims Strategy at the Hartford. Based in St. Louis, MO, he works with a team of specialists to create the optimal operating workflows for claims resolution. Prior to joining the Hartford, Greg was Vice President, Industry Relations and data analytics, for Mitchell International. Greg came to Mitchell from the auto insurance claims area, having held leadership positions at GMAC Insurance, National Grange Mutual and Leader/Transport Insurance Companies. During his career, Greg served on the I-CAR education foundation, the General Motors Safety Council and GM Fixed Operations Advisory Committee. Greg recently served two years as trustee on the Collision Industry Foundation.
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Keynote: “Industry Overview of Accident Data, Trends in Repair and the Increasing Need for Alternate Parts Use”
11:15 am – 11:35 am Bill Langley, CCC Information Systems
Update on the CCC Program
11:35 am – 12:00 pm Rob Barkley, AutoNation
Introduction to ABPA Board Candidates
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Awards Lunch (Atlantic Ballroom)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Educational Breakout Sessions
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CAPA/Intertek (Atlantic Ballroom)
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm NSF International (Atlantic III)
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm PartsTrader (Atlantic Ballroom)
“Understanding the PartsTrader Marketplace – Be More Efficient and Sell More Parts!!” 

Understand the opportunity to sell more parts through the PartsTrader marketplace. Quantify the sales opportunity:
 • Benefits of being an early adopter of the PartsTrader marketplace
 • What should your true quote response rate be?
 • Leveraging the use of integrations and technology to save time
 • Additional part type and insurance filtering
 • Personalized scorecard and market review available after session
What does it take to sell more parts – latest trends to save you time, make you more efficient, and how to brand your location on PartsTrader.
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3:00 pm – 4:00 pm CCC Information Systems (Atlantic Ballroom)
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Cocktail Reception (Pool Deck)
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Dinner (Pool Deck)
Friday (5/3/2019)
7:30 am – 9:00 am Breakfast (Atlantic Ballroom)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Second Business Session (Atlantic Ballroom)
9:00 am – 9:45 am Jason Bartanen, I-CAR

As Director, Industry Technical Relations at I-CAR®, Bartanen is leading I-CAR’s Repairability Technical Support® (RTS) Initiative. Prior to I-CAR, Bartanen worked part time as a collision repair technician, while pursuing his BA in Communications from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Bartanen is a member of the collision repair and refinish advisory committees at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC). Bartanen is also a member of the SkillsUSA National Collision Repair Technology committee and is the segment leader for the collision repair, attachment methods segment.
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Keynote: “ADAS Technologies and the Challenges in the Collision Repair Process”
9:45 am – 10:05 am Jeff Schroder, Car-Part.com
Update on the Car-Part.com Program
10:05 am – 10:45 am Daniel Morris, Dentons Law Firm

Daniel is a member of Dentons’ International Dispute Resolution and International Trade practices. His litigation practice is grounded in his experience in business disputes in state and federal court, and emphasizes advising international clients on how best to protect their interests in cross-border disputes. He also handles cross-border enforcement of arbitration awards and court judgments. His trade practice includes advising on customs and tariff matters, as well as resolving adverse administrative rulings.
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Keynote: “One Year In: Navigating the Rough Seas of a New Tariff and Trade Policy”
10:45 am – 12:00 pm Open Microphone / Q&A
12:00 pm Adjournment


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