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Agenda released for 2019 HD Repair Forum

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 09:00
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Earlier this month, HD Repair Forum’s development team released the agenda for its 2019 heavy-duty collision repair conference, being held April 2nd- 3rd in Fort Worth, Texas.

“Last year, as a first-time event, we were very satisfied with the feedback we received on the program. Repair facility owners, fleet and body shop managers, insurance partners and other industry leaders were pleased with the information and opportunities that were uncovered,” explains Co-founder and President of the HD Repair Forum, Brian Nessen.“It is based on this feedback and the requests and direction given from our advisory board, that this year’s conference follow a similar format.”

The 2019 agenda will assist repair facilities in the heavy-duty collision repair market improve their processes and profitability, bring further clarity to solutions available for parts sourcing and pricing, educate the industry on the newest vehicle technologies entering this market, while continuing conversations on other industry challenges, including access to OEM repair procedures.

Until recently, this group of collision repairers did not have an event dedicated to their business needs and interests. The HD Repair Forum now provides industry leaders a place to gather, communicate, collaborate, and network with peers, stakeholders, and key-influencers. “We look forward to offering the heavy-duty collision repair industry the opportunity to come together and drive change that benefits all of the stakeholders, including their mutual customer,” concludes Nessen.

Below is an overview of the 2019 HD Repair Forum agenda:

2019 HD Repair Forum Day One - Tuesday, April 2, 2019

General Sessions
Keynote Speaker - Mike Jones
OEM New Vehicle Technology
Clean Energy in the Transportation Industry
Panel Discussion: Finding Parts - Is There an Easier Method to the Madness?

Focused Learning Tracks - Breakout One
Track A: What Happens in 100 Milliseconds During a Collision
Track B: Estimating Made Easy
Track C: Building a Successful Alignment and Safety System Calibration Program

Focused Learning Tracks - Breakout Two
Track A: Develop Standard Operating Procedures for Efficient Results
Track B: Composite Repair in the Heavy Duty Truck and Commercial Vehicle Market
Track C: Frame Repair and Measurement

Focused Learning Tracks - Breakout Three
Track A: Discover Leadership
Track B: Commercial Vehicle Scanning - What Tools and Software Do I Need?
Track C: I-CAR Training

Networking Reception

HD Repair Forum Day Two - Wednesday, April 3, 2019

General Sessions
Industry Trends and Insight
New Vehicle Technology Now and Beyond
Opportunities for Equipping the Industry with Training and Technicians
Data Privacy and Liability After a Collision
Panel Discussion: A Dive into Successful Operations in Heavy-Duty Collision Repair
Panel Discussion: Understand Insurer Challenges & Opportunities to Work Together

Focused Learning Tracks - Breakout One
Track A: What Happens in 100 Milliseconds During a Collision
Track B: Heavy-Duty Truck Collision Damage Analysis
Track C: Elevating HD Service Excellence with Mathematical Measurements

Focused Learning Tracks - Breakout Two
Track A: Extreme Communication
Track B: Composite Repair in the Heavy Duty Truck and Commercial Vehicle Market
*Track C: Elevating HD Service Excellence Continued

Focused Learning Tracks - Breakout Three
Track A: I-CAR Training
Track B: HR Matters
*Track C: Elevating HD Service Excellence Continued

For additional details on speakers, sponsors, and event details visit www.hdrepairforum.com/agenda
Conference days are Tuesday & Wednesday, April 2 nd & 3 rd , 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas. To register for early bird rates through Friday, February 15th follow this link: www.etouches.com/hdrepairforum2019

For information on our event sponsors visit www.hdrepairforum.com/sponsors.  Sponsorship and advertising opportunities to the heavy-duty collision repair community are available. For more information contact Brian Nessen, BrianN@hdrepalrforum.com or Jennie Lenk, JennieL@hdrepairforum.com.

About HD Repair Group
HD Repair Group exists as a dedicated source of focused information for those involved in collision repair work for heavy-duty/commercial vehicles, primarily in classes 5, 6, 7, and 8. This community is where shop owners, executives, managers, technicians, estimators, and other industry stakeholders will find the latest news, tips, tactics, trends and best practices in the heavy-duty collision repair industry. The HD Repair Group offers numerous ways of delivering this information including an annual conference, a monthly e-newsletter,
webinars, videos, and social channels for networking.
 

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