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I-CAR registration open for conference on industry future

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 07:00
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I-CAR®, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, announces that registration is now open for the 2014 I-CAR Conference, which will be held on July 30, 2014 at Cobo Center in Detroit.

This year’s Conference picks up I-CAR’s technology advancement discussion started at the company’s 2013 Conference and will provide executives and leaders across the industry further insight into the challenges and opportunities surrounding the TECHNICAL TSUNAMI.  

John McElroy, host of Autoline Daily and Autoline This Week, will return to moderate this year’s I-CAR Conference. The Conference will feature an expanded lineup of speakers from Ford Motor Company, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Steel Market Development Institute, Alcoa, University of Michigan, Robert Bosch LLC and more. Key topics will include:

  • Ford: A high impact session covering OEM strategies related to CAFE, details on the new aluminum       F-150, and Ford’s enhanced Collision Repair Service Strategy
  • Lightweighting: Advancements and trends in Carbon Fiber, Advanced Steels, Aluminum
  • The Changing DNA of the Vehicle: Reinventing the Automobile
  • Advanced Electronics, Communications and Safety:  Vehicle Wide Driver Safety Systems: V2X Deployment, and how Vehicle Data will reshape our industry

I-CAR has also announced new, reduced pricing for this year’s Conference to encourage more of the industry to attend and hear about the important challenges being faced. The admission price is now just $250 for Early Bird registration—a promotion that is running from now through June 14. As an added bonus, all I-CAR Conference attendees will receive a FREE pass to the NACE/CARS expo, also being held at the Cobo Center on July 31 and August 1.

In addition to insightful and thought-provoking presentations and panel discussions, the I-CAR Conference also offers numerous networking opportunities, including an evening reception celebrating I-CAR’s 35th Anniversary, complete with live entertainment. 

For more information and details on how to register, please visit:

Founded in 1979, I-CAR is a not-for-profit education, knowledge, and solutions organization designed to support the evolving needs of the Collision Repair Inter-Industry. I-CAR is focused on improving the quality and safety of auto collision repair for the ultimate benefit of both the industry and the consumer.

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