Conventions - October 2006

NACE 2006

The 2006 International Autobody Congress & Exposition will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV from November 1st-4th. The NACE Exposition will be open from Thursday, November 2nd through Saturday, November 4th. Educational sessions begin one day earlier on Wednesday, November 1st. In a departure from recent NACE shows, there will no longer be 45-minute seminars. Seminars will last for 90-minutes, with the exception of the one- and four-hour ICAR sessions. Invited speakers at the event include former NFL quarterback and Hall of Famer Troy Aikman, who will offer the keynote address during the Opening General Session on Thursday, November 3; and former CNN correspondent Gene Randall will serve as the moderator at the Town Hall Breakfast — “Total Loss” on Saturday, November 4.

For additional information, call (888) 529-1641 or visit the NACE 2006 website (www.NACEexpo.com).

Wednesday, November 1

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
ICAR Technical Training
• Aluminum Panels and Structures Damage Analysis
• Aluminum GMA (MIG) Welding
• Collision Repair Overview for Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep Vehicles

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Conference Sessions
• Documentation: Become an Estimation Sensation!
• New Refinish Technology
• Proactively Managing & Measuring Your DRP Performance
• Negotiating with Insurance Companies
• Making Your Financial Statements Meaningful — Part 1
• What is Leadership?
• Improving Workshop Efficiency
• The New Hybrids

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Conference Sessions
• Better Estimating Practices Through Consensus Building
• Tips & Techniques — Advanced Training for Ultramate and Ultramate Premier Suite
• Making Your Financial Statements Meaningful — Part 2
• This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Employee Handbook
• Marketing Toolkit for Collision Repairers
• Industry Best Practices for Efficient Shop Management
• Advanced Mechanical Repairs
• Working Safely with High Voltage Hybrid Parts

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
PCI Session — Insurance and Auto Repair: Issues 2007

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
ICAR Technical Training
• Steering and Suspension Damage Analysis
• Collision Repair Overview for the Chevrolet Corvette Z06
• Electric and Electric Hybrid Vehicles

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Conference Sessions
• Tips & Techniques — Advanced Training for CCC Pathways Users
• Direct Repair Programs — In Need of a Change?
• Waterborne Basecoat Technology & How VOC Regulations Will Impact You
• Debunked and Misinformed: Compressed Air Systems & How They Affect Profitability
• Finding / Hiring / Developing Shop Managers
• Positive First Impressions — The Key to Closing the Sale
• Standard Operating Procedures: Managing by Process Not by “Luck” — Part 1
• Tips & Techniques — Advanced Training for Integrated Collision Manager Users
• Technician Education and Recruiting
• Alignment Basics

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Conference Sessions
• Eliminate Errors in Parts Identification, Ordering & Shipping
• Tips & Techniques — Advanced Training for Shoplink Users
• Waterborne Basecoat Requirements Are Coming: Are You Ready?
• Go for the No and Make More Sales!
• Standard Operating Procedures: Managing By Process Not By “Luck” — Part 2
• Performance Management
• Coaching for Success
• Tips & Techniques — Advanced Training for ABS and ABS Enterprise Users
• Inspiring Employees and Establishing Effective Pay Systems to Retain Them
• Self Management in a Performance-Based Environment
• Advanced Alignment Diagnostics

Thursday, November 2

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
NACE 2006 Opening General Session featurng Troy Aikman

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
NACE 2006 Exposition Open
• Auto & Cycle Alley
• Exhibitor Product Demos
• ICAR Technology Showcase
• New Product Pavilion
• Virtual Reality Competitions (Painting & Welding)

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
New Construction Materials and Designs

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Advanced Joining Technologies

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Advanced Aluminum Structural Repair

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Conference Sessions
• Estimating Solutions for Profit
• Waterborne Paints
• HighStrength
Steel Properties & Repairability
• Distribution Dynamics
• The Cost of Comebacks
• Use of Data Management with Performance-Driven DRPs
• Preparing the Customer for the Repair — Customer Service for the Estimator
• Financial Performance: Measuring Today to Manage Tomorrow
• Tips & Techniques — Advanced Training for CollisionRepairnet™ Users
• Repairing Custom Paint

Friday, November 3

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
NACE 2006 OE Forum

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
NACE 2006 Exposition Open
• Auto & Cycle Alley
• Exhibitor Product Demos
• ICAR Technology Showcase
• New Product Pavilion
• Virtual Reality Competitions (Painting & Welding)

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Advanced Vehicle System Repairs

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Overview

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
FullFrame Repair and Partial Replacement

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Conference Sessions
• Are You Sure It’s a Total?
• Accelerated Cycle Time (ACT): Reduce Cycle Time and Everyone Wins!
• Financial Reports: The Numbers that Matter
• Achieving Service Excellence
• ESI — Putting the Horse Before the Cart
• New Features & Functionality Training for Stellix Users
• Working with Banks
• Maximizing Your Marketing Effectiveness
• Measuring Collision Center Performance
• Should I Supplement My Income with Street Rod, Muscle Car or Classic Car
Restoration?

Saturday, November 4

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
ICAR Technical Training
• Steering and Suspension Damage Analysis
• Structural Aluminum Repair Processes

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
NACE 2006 Exposition Open
• Auto & Cycle Alley
• Exhibitor Product Demos
• ICAR Technology Showcase
• New Product Pavilion
• Virtual Reality Competitions (Painting & Welding)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Advanced Aluminum Structural Repair

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Advanced Joining Technologies

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