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Monday, 31 May 2004 17:00

NACE ticket includes free admittance and shuttle to AM show

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 November 3-6 in Las Vegas during AAIW. 

NACE attendees will have three registration packages from which to choose. 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 August 26. For non-members, the Congress Package will cost $295. These costs will increase to $285 and $325 respectively after August 26.

The second option is designed for attendees who wish to attend only the NACE Exposition and the AAIW shows. On or before October 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 October 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, November 2 (the first day of AAIW shows). NACE education begins on Wednesday, November 3 and the Exposition begins on Thursday, November 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

In addition to the NAAPEX show at the Sands Expo & Convention Center.

Variety of educational sessions

ACE 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 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.

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


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