The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) meeting to be held January 16-17, 2019 in Palm Springs, Ca. will include a deep dive discussion about the impacts felt throughout industry segments by advancements in ADAS/Safety Systems and vehicle safety technologies.
With a panel of industry experts, the Chairman Jeff Peevy will encourage the group to focus on passenger safety, and whether or not training, processes or procedures are making passengers safer after repair. There will be multiple viewpoints and discussion on the issues present in the marketplace. Another aspect of the discussion will be scan tools - OEM and aftermarket, data related to scanning and an open mic session for comments and Q&A from the audience.
"Our industry is being hit hard by technologies related to the repair process," commented Peevy. "There needs to be further transparency, and possible solutions, discussed with all segments affected. Vehicles are still evolving at a pace that the repairers are hard-pressed to keep up with. My hope is that giving this issue more focus with industry experts and all the influencers in the room, we can begin to see how to positively affect passenger safety."
With the traditional format for the meeting still in place, several topics will be covered such as a technical presentation, OEM Parts definitions, updates from industry entities and more. A formal agenda will be released closer to the meeting with detailed events and times.
JANUARY 16-17: (WED / THURS)
PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Palm Springs Hilton
Reservations: 1-800-445-8667 (CIC Rate: $174)
Online Hotel Reservations
Meeting Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm Thursday Only
Reception: 6:30pm Wednesday
To see the full meeting schedule or sign up to attend, please visit: www.ciclink.com. To receive email alerts, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) is a forum made up of participants from all industry segments for the expressed purpose of discussing and exploring the issues that occur among them, to fulfill the mission of "A collision industry in which all segments work together to enable a complete, safe, and quality repair." Through discussion and research during meetings and extensive interim committee work, CIC attempts to form consensus on various issues, aware that all such findings are nonbinding and voluntarily accepted. More information and upcoming meeting schedule may be found at www.ciclink.com