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The Collision Industry Conference returns Thursday in Palm Springs, and those who couldn’t make it out for the event can follow along in real-time with Repairer Driven News.
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Potential hot topics include:
John Bosin of the Parts and Materials Committee will host a panel at 11 a.m. with electronic parts procurement vendors, a topic CIC’s been trying to tackle given potential inefficiencies in the “call and fax” method.
At 2:30 p.m., the hot topic of redefining a “Class A” shop will likely return as Ron Guilliams and Chris Evans of the Definitions Committee discuss “Classifying Auto Body Shop competencies in a sensible way,” according to the agenda.Take the CIC’s survey ahead of the talk and read more coverage with our link here.
At 3:30 p.m., another earlier CIC hot topic might be raised — the ominous statistics related to industrywide training and education (see some data from I-CAR here) as Gene Lopez and Bob Keith of the Education and Training Committee take the stage.
CIC, Dec. 30, 2015
The CIC Education and Training Committee at the 2015 NACE-week Collision Industry Conference. (John Huetter/Repairer Driven News)
The CIC logo is shown during the Collision Industry Conference/NACE week in July 2015. (John Huetter/Repairer Driven News)