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Top-level presenters join Google for IBIS agenda

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 09:00
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The line-up for the IBIS Global Summit 2016 in Barcelona is almost complete with more top-level presentations joining Google, Caliber, I-CAR and Autoglass.

One of the highlights from the 2015 GLobal Summit was a session on consolidation, a topic which is still high on the global industry's agenda. To continue this natural momentum, we have secured the services of Bradley Mewes, self-confessed business geek and corporate finance expert, to update us on the latest direction of consolidation in collision repair.

As the Global Summit 2016 is taking place May 23-25 at the Hilton Diagonal Mar in Barcelona, IBIS is taking advantage of local expertise to explore wider issues. MAPFRE is confirmed to present on ‘A Spanish insurer in the global market’ looking at new and emerging regions, while Ignacio Suarez, manager of CESVIMAP, will be looking at regulation and claims handling in the Spanish market, as well as latest repair techniques.

Completing the roster is John Fearn, motor claims product & strategy director, at Broadspire by Crawford & Company, who is covering ‘Connected claims’ – who is connected to whom? How do third party administrators add value? And what new business models are there for the insurer/repairer relationship?

These sessions join the already announced Richard Offermann and Tanja Hufschmidt from Google Automotive, David Smith from Caliber, John Van Alstyne from I-CAR and Neil Atherton from Autoglass. The IBIS Global Summit 2016 looks to surpass the success of previous years and leave delegates with more knowledge and business acumen to take back to their local regions.

The world class conference is only possible with the support of the forward-thinking IBIS partners: 3M, AkzoNobel, Audatex, Belron, EMM, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Fix Auto World.

IBIS Global Summit tickets are available for just £1,795 and include full access to the Welcome Reception on 23 May; access to the full day’s conference, including lunch and breaks, on 24 May; the International Dinner on the evening of 24 May; as well as the final half day’s conference and delegates’ lunch on 25 May. The price also includes two nights’ accommodation (23 and 24 May) at the conference venue – the Hilton Diagonal Mar.

To confirm your place, email Nicola Keady, call 00 44 (0)1296 642826 or visit our website:

About IBIS
Since its inception in 2001, the IBIS - the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium – Global Summit has become firmly established as the leading global conference and networking event for collision industry leaders and influencers.

The inaugural conference was held at the Celtic Manor Resort Hotel in Wales in 2001 and hosted 120 delegates from 12 countries. Since then, IBIS has been held at various venues around the world and annually attracts over 350 delegates from more than 35 countries.

Alongside the IBIS Global Summit sits an increasing number of regional and forum events designed to bring global knowledge to local markets. IBIS has recently visited India, China, Brazil, the Middle East, Australia, Turkey and the US as it continues to grow its global footprint.

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