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2017 MSO Symposium Registration is Open, Agenda Available

The MSO Symposium has announced that registration is open and the agenda has been released for the 2017 event.

The sixth annual MSO Symposium, co-located with NACE Automechanika in Chicago, will take place Wednesday, July 26 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.


The agenda is as follows:


12:00 - 1:00: Luncheon


1:00 - 1:30: Industry Update - presented by Vincent Romans, Brian Sullivan


1:30 - 2:15: Insurer Panel - moderated by Marcy Tieger, the panel will address the developing gap between car manufacturers and insurers as recommended repair procedures, vehicle scanning, onboard telematics, and repairability take center stage


2:15 - 3:00: OE Panel - moderated by Marcy Tieger, this panel will provide a perspective from the manufacturer’s standpoint of recommended repair procedures, vehicle scanning, and new technology


3:00 - 3:30: Refreshment Break - sponsored by BASF


3:30 - 4:10: MSO Panel - moderated by John Walcher, this panel will address challenges facing MSOs including technology, scan tools, equipment, supplier consolidation, and staffing


4:10 - 4:50: MSO Panel II - this panel will cover OE certification and training, with leadership representing small, midsize, and large MSOs


4:50 - 5:30: Legislation and Regulation - Bob Redding will discuss how the new administration will affect business for the collision repair industry and insurers, as well as what legislation will have the greatest impact on business


5:30 - 7:00: Private MSO Symposium Reception - sponsored by PPG


"This is the only event that is exclusive to MSOs, insurance executives, and the strongest independent operators in the collision repair industry," said Dan Risley, ASA president and executive director. "The Symposium will provide insight for these top companies and their respective leadership through the sharing of knowledge, experience and information essential to understanding market conditions and preparing for the future."


Individuals must qualify to attend the MSO Symposium. The Symposium is exclusively attended by high-growth MSOs, owners of large independent repair shops, and property & casualty insurance company executives.


For information and to register, click here.

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