According to TTAA Executive Director Chuck Space, “These two associations have moved into the gap left by the dissolution of TIAA, and they are growing strong.”
This year’s event will begin on Thursday, April 20 at 11:30AM with the Golf Classic at Bear Creek Golf Club. That evening, the associations will host a Welcome Reception beginning at 6:30PM.
Friday will begin with breakfast at 7:30AM as the expo floor opens. The morning sessions include “IT Management: Protecting Your Business,” “Passing the Baton,” and “Connect with Your Customers.” After lunch, attendees can choose to attend one of the following rapid roundtables: “Be More Profitable Now,” “Marketing by Text,” “Additional Revenue Sources,” “Future of Affordable Health Care,” “Handling Employee Issues,” or “Connected Car Introduction.”
At 3PM, attendees can visit exhibitors during Happy Hour at the Tire and Automotive Expo before enjoying an evening of networking and fun during the convention’s “Celebration Event – Pub Night.”
After Saturday’s Annual Membership Meeting, attendees can opt to pay an additional fee for two of the four added value workshops. From 8:30AM until 12:30PM, the options are “Diesel for Gas Guys,” presented by Monty Seltz, or Donny Seyfer’s “Advanced Cooling System Service/Diagnostics.” The afternoon choices are Seyfer’s “Preparing to Service the Connected Car,” or “Updating AC Refrigerant Regulations,” presented by Wayne Herndon.
ASA members can register for the 2017 Tire and Automotive Convention and Expo for $195 before March 28, with the price rising to $215 after that date. Value-added workshops cost an additional $75 before March 28 or $100 after the early registration discount expires.
ASA-TX and TTAA are also currently seeking exhibitors and sponsors for their 2017 Tire and Automotive Convention and Expo. Exhibitors can reserve a booth for just $750 with sponsorship opportunities ranging from $2,500 to $5,000. For more information about the event or to register, visit www.asatx.org.