The IBIS 2013 theme, "Future business models: strategies for success," plans to deliver insight into current industry trends and future developments.
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The conference lineup includes speakers from Germany, Dubai and Australia, and topics such as BRIC markets of the future, international supply chains, plus trade secrets of global, entrepreneurial businesses.
Future-focused thinking is at the heart of IBIS and will influence the content for the 2013 conference, the organizers said. The collision repair market awaits a shift in the balance of economic power from the West to the developing world over the next 50 years.
Collision repair and motor claims professionals will meet in Switzerland in May to discuss the future direction of the collision repair industry; changing market dynamics and the shift of power from the developed to developing markets; and a shift from independent businesses to networks and groups.
IBIS partners include Akzo Nobel, Automechanika, BASF, Enterprise and Innovation Group.