On Sept. 20 and 21, the Auto Body Association of Texas (ABAT) will host its 2019 Texas Auto Body Trade Show at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
According to ABAT President Burl Richards, “After making headway in defending consumer safety during the latest legislative session, ABAT is now gearing up for the 2019 Texas Auto Body Trade Show. The engagement from new and returning exhibitors has already been phenomenal. When I compare where ABAT was at the time of last year’s show to where we are now, it’s clear that our message is getting out there. I encourage everyone to come out and be a part of this history-making event.”
ABAT Executive Director Jill Tuggle added, “This year’s event will be like no other event in ABAT history. We are working hard on our 2019 Texas Auto Body Trade Show to bring in speakers and exhibitors from all over the country to deliver the latest education, equipment and technology right here to our home states. Burl and I are diligently doing background work and chasing down ideas to see if something is worth bringing to our members. Earlier this year, ABAT partnered with Greco Publishing to create a stronger, more comprehensive show experiences for repairers, vendors and other industry professionals in the Lone Star State.”
Tuggle continued, “In addition to increased exhibitor support, this year’s show will boast an extensive educational slate that expands on the success of past events and adds fresh perspectives on industry issues that matter to the survival and growth of every body shop in Texas. If you’ve never attended this show, this will be the year to devote two days to explore the best training, discussions, education and networking opportunities available in your industry. I can say in all confidence that the best is yet to come.”
The educational portion of the event will kick off on Friday, Sept. 20 with a private association roundtable. At 1 p.m., attendees can choose from three educational sessions.