See below for a list of regional automotive association events coming up in September.
ASA’s Sixth Annual Technology and Telematics Forum Focuses on What’s Now, What’s New and What’s Next
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is in partnership with the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM) on Sept. 12 for the Sixth Annual Technology and Telematics Forum at the Hilton Garden Ballroom in Troy, MI. The first half of the day features five panels with topics intended to prepare collision repair professionals for the imminent technological advances in the industry’s future.
Bob Redding, ASA Washington D.C. Representative, stated “We are excited about this year’s Technology and Telematics Forum. It’s an opportunity for independent repairers to hear first-hand the latest vehicle technology advances, discussions about data access, and dialogue with colleagues.”
Registration for the event costs $99 for members and $129 for non-members. For more information, visit asashop.org/events/technology-telematics-forum/.
ASA’s September Webinar Wednesday Teaches Cybersecurity 101
On Sept. 18, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) will host its monthly Webinar Wednesday at 1 p.m. EST. The September edition of the series will be “Cybersecurity 101 for Shop Owners,” taught by Sunil Patel, CEO of Tekmetric. Patel will teach participants about protecting data, securing networks, differences in shop management systems, and what can be done to protect a shop against the industry’s most common security gaps. For more information or to register, visit asashop.org.
ACA Fall Leadership Days and Legislative Summit
On Sept. 18-20, the Auto Care Association (ACA) will host its Annual Fall Leadership Days and Legislative Summit at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The three-day leadership event serves as an opportunity for the association’s most engaged members to discuss industry issues and association initiatives, while the Legislative Summit offers a forum for addressing industry issues and sharing them on Capitol Hill.
Wednesday and Friday’s agenda are predominated by various committee meetings, but Thursday features a Legislative Summit Keynote breakfast, followed by a full day of Hill Visits and concluding with an evening reception.
For more information, visit autocare.org.
ABPAH to Hold Fun Maui Golf Event
On Sept. 8, the Automotive Body Painting Association of Hawaii (ABPAH) will host an un-official fun event for members at Maui Golf. Details will be available at abpah.com/upcoming-events.