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Events » 2024 ABPA Annual Meeting and Business Conference

The 44th ABPA Annual Meeting and Business Conference will be held in Scottsdale, AZ at the Scott Resort from April 22-24, 2024. After numerous site visits by the ABPA Conference Committee members, the Scott Resort was chosen for its ideal location in scenic Scottsdale, their modern and beautiful meeting space, and tremendous value for our attendees.

The ABPA Meeting and Business Conference is the place to be to meet and network with the major players in our industry. In attendance will be parts distributors, manufacturers, vendors, and electronic information providers. In addition to a full schedule of informative speakers, the ABPA will be hosting a special rooftop dinner party at the Topgolf Scottsdale on Wednesday evening, 4/24/24. You will not want to miss this incredible event!

Mark your calendars now – we look forward to seeing you in Scottsdale!

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Registration

Registration is a two-step process. You will need to reserve your room at the Scott Resort, and then register for the Conference itself.

Step 1: Hotel Reservation

The Scott Resort is a vibrant, Mission-inspired boutique hotel in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Bringing together the colors and comforts of old Havana, the edge and flair of New Orleans, and the elegant geometry of Bauhaus, the resort offers a lush retreat in the middle of the desert with 204 guest rooms and suites and two pools – a sand-bottom swimming pool perfect for families and the main lagoon pool with private cabanas and a pool bar. Use the link below to secure the special discounted ABPA rate of $259 per night.

If you are unable to book the ABPA rate online, please call the Scott Resort reservation line directly at 800-528-7867.

Link: Hotel Reservation

Step 2: Conference Registration

The ABPA has partnered with Eventbrite to provide registration services for the 2024 Conference. Click the link below to get started.

Link: Conference Registration

We offer two registration package options: Gold and Silver. The Gold package includes access to all events and meals on all 3 days (Monday through Wednesday). The Silver package includes access to all events and meals on the last 2 days only (Tuesday and Wednesday). If you are interested in bringing family members at a discounted rate, please contact the ABPA office directly at 800-323-5832.

Special Events

Annual ABPA Golf Event – Tuesday 4/23/24

The Annual ABPA Golf Tournament will take place on Tuesday, 4/23/24, and will be held at the beautiful McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale. Located in the heart of Scottsdale, McCormick Ranch Golf Club features two unique courses that are tour-tested and amateur-approved. The Palm and Pine Courses have breathtaking views of Camelback and McDowell Mountain and combine well-manicured resort golf course layouts with pockets of desert infusion.

ABPA Players will return to the scramble format in 2024 and will play “The Palm” course. For only $189, ABPA players will have transportation to & from the course, breakfast in the clubhouse, box lunch, drink tickets, and prizes! What a value! To participate, select the golf add-on ticket on the ABPA Conference registration page. Rental clubs extra.

NABC Vehicle Giveaway – Wednesday 4/24/24

The ABPA is teaming up once again with the National Auto Body Council (NABC) in giving away a vehicle to a local family! This is a must see event! Please join us in front of the site hotel at 5PM to particpate in this special occasion.

Rooftop Dinner and Drinks at the Topgolf Scottsdale – Wednesday 4/24/24

Enjoy a final night in Scottsdale with your industry friends at the ABPA rooftop dinner party at Topgolf Scottsdale. Enjoy dinner, drinks, games, and music – all included with your ABPA registration package!

Schedule of Events

Monday (4/22/2024)
8:00 am – 2:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting
3:00 pm Registration opens
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Exhibitors Tabletop Setup (Heritage Ballroom)
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Welcome Reception (Laguna Lawn & Heritage Patio)
Tuesday (4/23/2024)
6:30 am Registration re-opens
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast Buffet (Heritage Ballroom & Patio)
6:45 am Golfers Depart (lobby)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Box lunch to go (Heritage Patio) – Not Golfing? No problem! Grab your box lunch and head out to explore Scottsdale at your leisure.
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Business Session with Keynote Speakers (Heritage Ballroom)
3:00 pm – 3:10 pm Chris Northup, ABPA Chair
Opening Comments
3:10 pm – 3:30 pm Ed Salamy, ABPA Executive Director
Convention Welcome and Association Updates
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Greg Horn, PartsTrader
Keynote: “The Collision Industry Update”, a look at the parts supply, auto manufacturing and other trends impacting our industry.
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Justin Rzepka, CAR Coalition
Justin will give a legislative and regulatory update on the automotive right to repair debate taking place at the federal level in Washington
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Tradeshow Cocktail Reception sponsored by PartsTrader (Laguna Lawn & Heritage Patio) – Take some time to grab a drink, network, and explore the various vendor tables prior to dinner. Special thank you to the PartsTrader team for sponsoring this event!
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Tradeshow Dinner (Heritage Ballroom)
Wednesday (4/24/2024)
6:30 am Registration re-opens
7:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast (Heritage Ballroom)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Business Session with Keynote Speakers (Heritage Ballroom)
9:00 am – 10:00 am Matt Moore, Highway Loss Data Institute
Keynote: “Crashing, Crash Avoidance and the Future of Driving”
10:00 am – 11:00 am Panel Discussion
“Industry Insights: Future Trends – 2025 & Beyond” w/ Don Hermanek, Terry Fortner, and Greg Horn.
11:00 am – 11:30 am Dr. Blaire O’Neal, Depth Services
“Gaming the System, a Backdoor Monopoly”. How OEM Patent Behavior Hurts Consumers, Local Economies, and the Environment.
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Sean Kennedy, ABPA Vice President
Introduction to ABPA Board Candidates and Board Elections
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch (Heritage Ballroom)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Afternoon Business Session (Heritage Ballroom)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Rosemary Coates, Reshoring Institute
“It’s Time to Rethink Your Global Manufacturing Strategy”
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA)
Join the CAPA-Intertek team in an interactive game of “The CAPA Pyramid”. Industry experts will test their CAPA knowledge as partners face off against each other in a word association game as they race against the clock!
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mark Shin, Partslink
Partslink Program Update
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm NABC Vehicle Giveaway (front parking lot)
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Offsite Dinner at the Topgolf Scottsdale! – Join us for an amazing evening of great food, drinks, games, and music at our evening dinner event at the Topgolf Scottsdale. This is an event not to be missed! Admission is included with your ABPA registration.

Speakers

Rosemary Coates, Reshoring Institute

Ms. Coates is the Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute and the President of Blue Silk Consulting. She is a seasoned executive with an MBA, 25 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Project Management and Systems Consulting. She has considerable international experience and has worked for extended periods in Asia and Europe. Her experience spans a broad range of industries including High Technology, Software, Chemicals, Health Care, Consumer Products, Industrial Products, Food Distribution, Transportation, Publishing, Retail, Oil and Gas. She has extensive knowledge and experience in manufacturing and outsourcing in Asia, Europe and the US.

Greg Horn, PartsTrader

Greg will present “The Collision Industry Update”, a look at the parts supply, auto manufacturing and other trends impacting our industry. Greg is the Chief Innovation Officer at PartsTrader and will have a hand in shaping new product vision and data reporting. Greg brings years of insight working in different roles – especially on the insurance side – and his industry insight brings value to attendees.

Matt Moore, Highway Loss Data Institute

Matt Moore is senior vice president of the Highway Loss Data Institute, where he oversees HLDI’s research program, the collection of vehicle information and the production of loss data. HLDI processes insurance data from companies that represent approximately 85 percent of the U.S. private passenger auto insurance market.

Blaire O’Neal, Depth Services

Dr. Blaire O’Neal is the founder and principal researcher of Depth Services. Her mastery spans geography, environmental science, urban studies, emergent technologies, and social justice. She brings a wealth of expertise honed over a decade as a seasoned researcher and writer to Depth Services. Drawing from her academic prowess, adeptness in online communications, and unwavering commitment to learning, Blaire crafts assets that transcend the usual marketing content and help clients secure the relationships and resources they need to grow their ventures. Her visionary work redefines B2B marketing, elevating it to new, rigorous standards that differentiate brands and achieve tangible results.

Justin Rzepka, Consumer Access to Repair (CAR) Coalition

Justin is a Principal at BGR Government Affairs and is Co-Chair of the Commerce practice. He performs a key role in the Group’s robust practice that includes telecommunications, technology, transportation, infrastructure and energy. Justin also serves as the Executive Director of the CAR Coalition – a collection of independent parts-makers, insurers and retailers that supports the passage of both the SMART Act and the REPAIR Act.

Sponsors

Several levels of support are available. See the Tabletop and Sponsorship Application section below for details. All sponsors will get their name, website link, and logo (depending on the support level) added to this page!

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Tabletop and Sponsorship Application

Sponsorship opportunities for the 2024 ABPA Conference are available! As an ABPA sponsor, you will receive the highest rated industry exposure for your business. In addition, you will be supporting the Association and making the 2024 Conference a success for all attendees. For sponsorship information, click the link below:

PDF: Tabletop and Sponsorship Application

ABPA Partners

The ABPA is proud to be a partner and support the advocacy efforts of:

My Parts Choice
CAR Coalition

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