Wednesday, 28 August 2013 16:33

ASRW Has New Format for General Session

Automotive Service and Repair Week (ASRW) has announced a brand new format for its Opening General Session and Industry Forum to be held on Thurs. Oct. 17 and Fri. Oct. 18, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

The Opening General Session, sponsored by Axalta Coating Systems, will now offer two concurrent sessions -- a Collision Industry Forum and a Mechanical Industry Forum -- that will combine the best components of a keynote presentation with the industry-specific focus of a forum. The forum's headlining guest speaker will be Mike Anderson.

Admission to the new Opening General Session/Industry Forums are included in all registrations, and all attendees are invited to attend.

“Vastly different from past years, we’ve completely redesigned the Opening General Session and attendees can expect a much different experience. Mike Anderson is extremely well-respected, and attendees are going to want to hear his message,” says Dan Risley, ASA executive director. “The format of this key event also aligns with our mission to create exceptional value for our audience and provide invaluable networking opportunities for the industry and by the industry.”

“Axalta Coating Systems is honoured to sponsor this year’s Opening General Session/Collision Industry Forum,” says Mike Bennett, North America marketing director, Axalta Coating Systems. “Holding a forum to discuss relevant and timely industry issues, and hearing from Mike Anderson, will be tremendously insightful and inspiring. It promises to be a highlight of the ASRW show.”

Anderson will headline the Opening General Session/Collision Industry Forum for collision repair professionals with a presentation titled, "The Future Is Not Set in Stone." Laden with messages of perseverance and real life anecdotes, Anderson’s message will urge the audience to take an active role in defining their own future, while discussing the power of unity. Additionally, Bob Redding, ASA’s Washington, D.C., representative, will present during the session.

"After attending this session, attendees will not only have a firm grasp on where the collision industry is headed, but also the role each of us plays in its future and how much we can collectively accomplish by eliminating barriers and joining together,” says Anderson. “I am humbled by the opportunity to speak at this year’s general session and look forward to empowering NACE attendees with this message.”

Information regarding the Opening General Session/Mechanical Industry Forum will be released soon.

For more information on ASRW, please visit ASRWevents.com.


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