SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NACE Automechanika Chicago, the largest U.S. trade show dedicated to high-end technical and management-related training for automotive collision and service repair shops, is pleased to present one of the largest offerings of in-depth, practical automotive training July 26-29, 2017 at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.
As a part of the Automotive Service and Collision Repair Week, NACE Automechanika opens with a host of educational opportunities. The event brings together live demonstrations of the latest automotive technologies from more than 500 exhibitors, show floor training and roundtable discussions from co-located groups and the opportunity to learn from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Courses feature a variety of CEU credits, including those from the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) and Automotive Management Institute (AMi). NACE Automechanika Chicago is the perfect forum to experience cutting edge technology, develop your career, build the reputation of your shop and gain customer confidence.
"This year's training lineup covers the current topics automotive professionals are seeking out, including a number of collision-focused trends like vehicle scanning and shop efficiencies," said Jeff Peevy, president, AMi. "I also am thrilled to have more than 40 courses offering AMi credits that meet in-person elective training requirements for our various certificates and professional designations."
Participate in the forums that matter across all three sectors of the industry including Collision Repair, Distribution and Service/Mechanical Repair. NACE Automechanika Chicago is currently the only known trade show in the industry to offer free Service/Mechanical Repair training.
Top educators and sessions featured at NACE Automechanika Chicago 2017 include:
- Effective Succession Planning for Secure Retirement with Matt Winslow, Automotive Training Institute (ATI), educates attendees on the one thing owners fail to work on: what to do with their business when they're ready to step away.
- Elevating Service Excellence and How Productivity Mathematics Measures Service Results with Bob Greenwood, Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Centre Ltd. (AAEC), the go-to business mathematician in the aftermarket, to explain the numbers every shop must track.
- Omnichannel Marketing: Tapping Into Your Customer's Journey with trusted industry advisor Danny Sanchez, Autoshop Solutions, to discuss new ways to market a repair shop and make sure customers find them first, a reoccurring issue in the industry.
- Mastering Fuel System Diagnostics with John Thornton, Autotrain, Inc., is a highly anticipated course this summer. Thornton is one of the most sought after trainers in the Chicago area, and his methods of breaking down information are easy to understand for all automotive technicians.
- How to Improve Gross Profit Through Estimating with Mike Anderson, CollisionAdvice, explains to auto body shop managers how they can develop better processes and allows them to learn from the most recognized name in the collision repair industry in Anderson.
"Nowhere in the industry will you find a better line up of training, or selection of current topics that offer professionals one-stop, shop-level training in North America," said Peter Meier, director of training, NACE Automechanika. "In 2015, more than 2,000 automotive professionals were trained by industry leaders at Automechanika Chicago. The message that we heard following the show was that: 'We want more training.'"
If you only have one educational experience in 2017, make it NACE Automechanika Chicago where professionals and educators can prepare for future automotive advancements and earn certificates for training. In addition, students can visit the career fair, attend trainings for free, and network at the 'Tailgate Party' on July 28, which is designated Student Day. Schools are also welcome to take advantage of this event as a platform to recruit professionals looking for a continuing education program. Please contact us to learn more about this opportunity
With an anticipated 10,000 attendees, NACE Automechanika Chicago is set to lead the industry in education and training covering the entire spectrum of the automotive aftermarket industry. Check out the full schedule of more than 100 classes being offered.
For more information or to register for NACE Automechanika Chicago, visit NACEAutomechanika.com/register.
About Automotive Service Association
The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. Headquartered in North Richland Hills, TX, ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry. ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. http://asashop.org/
About UBM Americas
UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc, is the largest business-to-business events and trade show organizer in the U.S. Through a range of aligned interactive physical and digital environments, UBM Americas increases business effectiveness for both customers and audiences by cultivating meaningful experiences, knowledge and connections. UBM Americas has offices spanning North and South America, and serves a variety of specialist industries with dedicated events and marketing services covering everything from fashion, tech and life sciences to advanced manufacturing, cruise shipping, specialty chemicals, powersports and automotive, concrete, hospitality, cargo transportation and more. For more information, visit: www.ubmamericas.com.
About Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world's leading trade fair organizers, generating around €648 million in sales and employing 2,244 people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 30 subsidiaries and 55 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in 175 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at approx. 50 locations around the globe. In 2015, Messe Frankfurt organized a total of 133 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.
Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt's exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds. Messe Frankfurt is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.
For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com
The North American headquarters in Atlanta is currently producing eleven trade shows in the USA, Canada and Mexico across various industries. For more information about Messe Frankfurt, please visit our web site at www.MesseFrankfurt.us.
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