Collision repair industry professionals can register for the 2019 Texas Auto Body Trade Show educational seminars for $40 per session or pay $199 to receive full access to all classes. Admission to the trade show is free.
The trade show floor will open on Friday, Sept. 20 from 1-8 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Many exhibitors from previous years will be returning in 2019. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available, starting at $1,000.
Excited to return to the Texas Auto Body Trade Show for a second year, David Willett of Intrepid Direct Insurance stated, “We had a good flow last year and we’re expecting a greater flow this year. We hope to land even more business while helping current insureds update and gain more knowledge. I love the fact that [ABAT is] trying to impact things for the good and not just re-plow already plowed ground. They’re not afraid to venture into new areas and make something happen for the good of everyone.”
Tuggle pointed out, “Over the years, we’ve gone through a lot of different evolutions in the balance between the show and the educational component. This started off years ago as an educational event and morphed into a trade show. Now, with our Trade Show growing with more exhibitors, we’ve made a lot of changes to our education program to keep the traffic on the exhibitor floor steady at all times.”
ABAT is very excited and optimistic for this year’s event, proclaimed to be the “largest show of its kind in the Southwest.” Richards predicted, “This year’s show will be bigger than ever before, so there will be more people to network with. With technology changing so quickly, you need to get educated and know what’s going on in the industry. You’re going to walk away from this show with information that you can utilize the first day you go back to work.”
To get more information about the 2019 Texas Auto Body Trade Show or to register as an attendee or exhibitor, visit abat.us/events/2019tradeshow.