“We are very excited to see if this year’s trade show will be as great as our 2019 event---we think it’s going to be even better!” said KABA President Jeff Oldenettel.
The event will begin on the evening of April 24 with a meet and greet, followed by an opening night mixer and a private tour of the nearby Evel Knievel Museum.
At 8:30 p.m., Dave Dunn, managing director and co-founder of Masters School of Autobody Management and owner of Dave’s Auto Body in Galesburg, IL, will discuss “Management Marketing in 2020.”
The morning of April 25, Erica Eversman, chief counsel for Vehicle Information Services, Inc., and the founder of the Automotive Education and Policy Institute, will deliver an informative presentation on shop liability.
Next, attendees will hear from National AutoBody Research about its variable rate system, before Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt discusses what her office does during “Helping Consumers Through the Collision Repair Process.”
After lunch, Eversman will continue her presentation before the show closes with Dunn’s “Compensation and Scorekeeping for Experimental Work Groups.”
A vendor expo will be open during all educational sessions, featuring industry suppliers and service providers. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about new products and get face-to-face time with vendors.
“KABA’s goal is to put on relevant events for members, so that body shop owners can better understand their business as well as their customers," said Clay Hoberecht, KABA board member. "Local body shops need to see the benefits of joining the movement.”
For more information about KABA and its future events, visit kansasaba.com.