The MSO Symposium will be held in Las Vegas on Oct. 30, the Monday before SEMA/AAPEX. As is tradition, this annual program provides insight on critical topics to the leaders and executives of the industry’s most influential collision repair operators in North America and beyond.
The program begins at 9 a.m. PDT with a welcome breakfast and networking hour, sponsored by Original One Parts. This sets the stage for the symposium and provides attendees the chance to catch up with colleagues from around the industry and discuss opportunities with the vendors supporting the industry’s largest collision operations.
In addition to a uniquely informative agenda, featuring successful MSO executives, Amazon and economy experts, three additional networking opportunities are set aside during the event: a formal luncheon sponsored by PPG, a refreshment break sponsored by Axalta Coating Systems, and an exclusive industry reception from 5:15-7 p.m. sponsored by Sherwin-Williams.
2023 MSO Symposium agenda and participating companies
9–10:00 a.m. Welcome Networking Hour & Breakfast
10–10:15 a.m. Introductions and Overview, Crash Champions
10:15–10:45 a.m. Trends and Metrics Impacting the Repair Facility Market, CCC Intelligent Solutions
10:45–11:15 a.m. Consolidation 2023: The Big Consolidators and the Fast Track MSOs Chasing Them, Focus Advisors
11:15–11:45 a.m. Private Equity and Consolidation Trends Across the Collision Landscape, Stifel Nicolaus Investment Banking
11:45–12:30 p.m. Broken Narratives and Busted Bumpers---2024 Outlook for the Auto Repair Market, Beacon Economics
12:30–1:45 p.m. Formal Luncheon
1:45–2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: After the First Location---Challenges and Opportunities in Growing an MSO, Collision Advice, Collision Leaders, Eustis Body Shop, Martin’s Body Shop, Midwest ADAS
2:30–3 p.m. Beyond Consolidation, Jeffries LLC
3:00–3:45 p.m. Networking Break
3:45–4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Evolving Scanning & Calibration Business Models, Caliber Collision, Gerber Collision & Glass, LaMettry's Collision
4:30–5:15 p.m. The Next Big Thing, Amazon Web Services
5:15–7 p.m. Industry Reception
Attendance is limited to those who qualify, including multi-shop operators of all sizes, insurers, OEMs and single-location repair facilities with revenue exceeding $3 million in annual sales. Limited attendance by equipment or service providers is still available.