Thursday, 30 March 2017 17:09

Full Schedule Posted for ABPA 2017 Annual Convention in GA

The full schedule of events, speakers and breakout sessions for the 2017 ABPA (Automotive Body Parts Association) Annual Meeting & Convention, being held in Atlanta, Georgia on April 25-28, has been finalized.

The Association has organized four days of events and speakers from across the aftermarket industry, including a return their popular Educational Breakout Sessions on Thursday afternoon.

 

2017 Annual Meeting Schedule

 

Tuesday, April 25

 

9AM: Board of Directors Meeting (Woodruff)


5-8PM: Registration Opens


6-9PM: Welcoming Reception (Rooftop 866)

 

Wednesday, April 26

 

7:30AM: Golfers depart (Lobby)


12-5PM: Exhibitors Tabletop Setup (Ballroom)


6PM: Registration re-opens


6-9PM: Tradeshow and Reception Dinner (Ballroom)

 

Thursday, April 27

7:30AM: Registration re-opens


7:30-9:30AM: Breakfast Buffet (Ballroom)


9:00AM-12:30PM: First Business Session w/ keynote speakers (Ballroom)


9-9:10AM: Kim Hicks, opening comments and anti-trust statement


9:10-9:20AM: Jim Smith, President’s speech


9:20-9:30AM: Ed Salamy, Executive Director, state of the association message


9:30-9:45AM: Kim Hicks, Association Board of Directors departing members, introduction of nominees


9:45-10AM: Brandon Eckenrode, Collision Repair Education Foundation


10-10:20AM: Ray Colas, Legislative and Regulatory Issues


10:20-11AM: Dave Smith, Caliber Collision


11-11:15AM: Break


11:20-12:00PM: Jack Gillis, CAPA Update


12:30-1:30PM: Awards Luncheon


1:30-4:30PM: Educational Breakout Sessions (Rialto A, Rialto B, Chastain A)


5-5:30PM: ABPA Vehicle Giveaway with NABC (front of hotel)


6-9PM: Dinner (Ballroom)


9-11PM: After party sponsored by CCC

 

Friday, April 28

 

Breakfast 7:30-9AM: (Ballroom)


9AM–12PM: Second Business Session (Ballroom)


9-9:30AM: Bob Frayer, NSF


9:30-9:40AM: Jim Smith, ABPA Lawsuit Update


9:40-10AM: Gerry Poirier, Farmers Insurance


10-11AM: Brad Mewes, Supplement, Consolidation in the automotive aftermarket industry


11-12:00PM: Open Mic for members to address the general audience and Board of Directors


12PM: Adjournment

 

The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) is a coalition dedicated to serving the collision repair industry with quality replacement parts, backed by dependable service and fair prices. Each member subscribes to a code of ethics which encompasses high standards of business practice on behalf of its customers and the motoring public.

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