The 2004 International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) registration fee will include a badge that will admit attendees to the NACE Exposition, as well as Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week (AAIW) shows - SEMA and AAPEX. NACE will also provide a complimentary shuttle that will run between NACE and AAIW shows. Both arrangements are designed to increase the value and add convenience to attending this year's NACE, being held in November in Las Vegas during AAIW.
NACE attendees will have three registration packages from which to select. The NACE full Congress Package will include admittance to NACE Exposition, tickets to NACE educational sessions, key events and admittance to AAIW shows. For members of ASA and NACE- endorsing associations, the cost for this package will be $255 on or before Aug. 26. For non-members, the Congress Package will cost $295. These costs will increase to $285 and $325 respectively after Aug. 26. The second option is designed for attendees who wish to attend only the NACE Exposition and the AAIW shows. On or before Oct. 22, the fees for this option will be $10 for on-line registration, $20 via mail or fax registration, and $50 for on-site or late registrations. The third option is for those attendees who wish to attend only the NACE Exposition. On or before Oct. 22, on-line registration for the NACE Exposition will be $10; registration via mail or fax will be $20 and on-site or late registration will be $25. Attendees who purchase individual educational session tickets ($35-$75) will also receive a badge for admittance to the NACE Exposition, and the AAPEX and SEMA shows.
The complimentary NACE shuttle to AAIW shows will begin operating on Tuesday, Nov. 2 (the first day of AAIW shows). NACE education begins on Wednesday, Nov. 3 and the Exposition begins on Thursday, Nov. 4. "This schedule gives attendees at least a full day to visit AAIW shows before NACE starts. We encourage attendees to plan their schedules accordingly to make the most of their automotive-packed week in Vegas," said Dana Bellantone, NACE show director. DuPont is the sponsor of the shuttle service running from NACE at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center to SEMA at the Las Vegas Convention Center. BASF will sponsor the shuttle between NACE and the AAPEX show at the Sands Expo & Convention Center.
Valspar will sponsor the NACE Hotel Shuttle Service that runs from the Mandalay Bay Convention Center to official NACE hotels. The official hotels for this year's event are the Excalibur Hotel & Casino, the Hawthorn Suites Las Vegas, Luxor Hotel & Casino, Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, Motel 6 -Tropicana and the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Housing arrangements can be made on-line on the NACE website at www.NACEexpo.com.
In addition to the NACE Exposition, this year's lineup will include educational sessions on virtually every area of collision repair. A new Sales and Marketing track and an Estimating Track have been added to the impressive list of tracks that includes Management, Vehicle Repair, General and Lifestyle. There also will be focused programs and training for jobbers, dealers and claims professionals, and a daylong international program titled IBIS @ NACE. For the first time, NACE will offer 45-minute sessions, in addition to its standard 90-minute sessions and three-hour workshops. Individual tickets can be purchased for $35, $50 and $75 respectively.
NACE 2004, 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 www.NACEexpo.com.
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