We’re at the Collision Industry Conference today in Las Vegas for the first day of the two-day event, and we’re going to help repairers who aren’t there or attending other SEMA Show events keep up with the action.
The event begins at 8 a.m. with Chairman Randy Stabler’s opening remarks, which CIC says involve “Removing waste and sharing in the savings.”
The Definitions Committee, which has at past CICs talked about a new benchmark for Class A shops, will discuss “A new standard” from 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. Early buzz is that this could be a good — and possibly controversial one — to check out.
That will follow an environmental compliance/sustainability discussion at 9 a.m. and a paint manufacturer panel talking about “The Future of OEM paint finishes in the aftermarket,” next from 9:15-9:50 a.m.
Gene Lopez will discuss the “learning culture” concept at 10:30 a.m. for the Education Committee, and the Governmental Committee will follow at 11:30 a.m. Day 1 will end with an 11:45 a.m. open mic session, which should make for some good Twitter fodder.
Starting at 8 a.m., check here for a real-time feed of what’s happening at the COBO Center. Join in the conversation with #CICVegas or follow us on Twitter with @repairerdriven.
Randy Stabler, chairman of the Collision Industry Conference, speaks Nov. 3, 2015, in Las Vegas. (John Huetter/Repairer Driven News)