NACE 2004 to Provide Extensive Dealer-Focused Education

source: NACE Press Release

Dallas, Texas - The 2004 International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) will provide 10 sessions for dealer personnel to better meet the needs of this segment of the NACE audience.

The following sessions will be offered: Pre-Repair Management - The Key to Reduced Cycle Time; Management Do's and Don'ts; Understanding and Measuring Severity; Busting the Bottlenecks - Applying the Theory of Constraints to Your Business; Budget and Financials - The Numbers Don't Lie; Shop Owners/Insurers - Understanding the Issues; Benchmarking Collision Center Performance; Maximize Your Market Share with Effective Marketing Methods; Time Management, and Customer Satisfaction - The Road to Repeat Business

"We have seen an increased interest in NACE from dealer personnel," said Dana Bellantone, NACE show director. "This market segment faces a range of challenges, many that will be addressed in the dealer-focused NACE sessions, " said Bellantone.

The dealer sessions are part of the NACE educational Conference. The Conference will also include two new tracks, Sales & Marketing and Estimating, an increased number of focused sessions for jobbers and claims professionals, new 45-minute "crash course" sessions in several tracks, as well as many new speakers and instructors. There also will be Management, Vehicle Repair, General and Lifestyle tracks and association-sponsored training with more than 50 targeted sessions comprising this year's Conference. A special international event - IBIS@NACE - will focus on the latest issues, trends and developments in the global collision repair industry. To register for NACE, visit the NACE web site at

NACE, the world's collision repair event, will be held Nov. 3-6, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and is expected to draw an attendance of 35,000+ from around the globe. It will feature a variety of educational sessions addressing the needs of all industry segments, as well as an Exposition with approximately 500+ exhibiting companies.

The Automotive Service Association (ASA), the largest international not-for-profit trade association of its kind serving the collision repair industry, sponsors NACE. For additional information, contact NACE Show Management, Hanley Wood Exhibitions, P.O. Box 612128, Dallas, Texas 75261-2128 or call toll-free (888) 529-1641 or (972) 536-6444.

Information is also available on the NACE website at

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