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Friday, October 17th is the final day to take advantage of registration discounts available to SEMA Show attendees interested in collision repair education programs. After today, SEMA Show registrations will increase from $25 each, to the on-site fee of $75 each. The Repairer Driven Education sessions will increase by $10 each when purchased individually, and a Full Series Pass to all Society of Collision Repair Specialists’ (SCRS) functions throughout the week will increase from $375 each, to the on-site fee of $400 each.
To take advantage of current discounts visit www.semashow.com/scrs today.
SCRS highly recommends pre-registration to ensure your attendance; however, on-site registration options to all SCRS programs will be available, if space is available. A dedicated registration table can be found outside of RDE sessions in the upper level of the Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall outside of rooms N231-N241. The upper level can be accessed via the escalator in the North Hall Lobby, next to the food court.
The 2014 lineup of education sessions on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday boasts more than 20 brand new sessions that have never been included in the RDE catalog of offerings before and a dozen speakers who had not been featured in the previous year’s sessions. Such changes in the program on a yearly basis are part of what continues to attract a growing audience, with thousands of education units already sold for the upcoming Show. Whether you have an interest in marketing, estimating, business management or technical operations within the repair facility, there is content that is designed and compiled to provide you with the resources necessary to set your business apart.
In addition, the entire Wednesday schedule has been reconstructed, with one of the most notable offerings being the launch of the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit. The Summit will allow the industry to explore ways in which automotive design, technology and materials impact repairability; and in turn, how repairability influences structural design and development.
“If you are curious about how aluminum is going to impact repairability and your shop, this is the room to be in,” emphasized SCRS Vice Chairman Andy Dingman. “If you want to know what types of equipment you are going to need in the future, this is the room to be in. If you want to know more about OEM certification programs, this is the room to be in. I’m personally really excited about how we will use the information gathered at this event to help drive our shop forward when we return back home.”
The OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit will feature automakers such as Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Toyota, as well as the Aluminum Association Automotive Transportation Group and the Steel Market Development Institute’s Auto/Steel Partnership. Registration is required, and can be selected as a stand-alone event or as part of the RDE Full Series Pass.
To see a full list and schedule of offerings in the Repairer Driven Education series and OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit, visit www.semashow.com/scrs.
The 2014 Repairer Driven Education series is currently sponsored by supportive industry organizations such as PPG Refinish Products; AudaExplore, a Solera Company; BASF; General Motors Company; The Hertz Corporation; Ford Motor Co.; Alliance of Automotive Service Providers; AkzoNobel Coatings; LKQ Corporation; Paint Body & Equipment Specialists (a division of the Auto Care Association); SATA; Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, Inc. and Spanesi Americas Inc.
The OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit is produced by the Society of Collision Repair Specialists and supported by PPG Refinish Products; AudaExplore, a Solera Company; BASF; Ford Motor Co.; The Hertz Corporation; 3M Automotive; CrashRepairInfo.com and Toyota Motor Sales, USA.
About SEMA and the SEMA Show: The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details available at www.semashow.com or www.sema.org, (909) 396-0289.
About SCRS’ RDE Series: REPAIRER DRIVEN EDUCATION (RDE) series will feature 4 days of seminar offerings, many of which are uniquely designed and being offered only at the 2014 SEMA Show. Each of the courses has been individually selected or crafted by SCRS because the content specifically focuses on information that is relevant to the diverse array of marketplace perspectives within the collision repair industry. Register at www.semashow.com/scrs.
About SCRS: Through its direct members and 44 affiliate associations, SCRS is comprised of 6,000 collision repair businesses and 58,500 specialized professionals who work with consumers and insurance companies to repair collision-damaged vehicles. Additional information about SCRS including other news releases is available at the SCRS website: www.scrs.com. You can e-mail SCRS at the following address: email@example.com.