The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has opened online registration for its 2019 Annual Business Meeting & Conference. The event will be held April 30-May 2 in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas community of Hurst. All ASA members are invited to attend.
Information about the meeting, schedule of events and online registration are available at ASAshop.org/annualmeeting.
Why you should attend
“We created something special to meet the desires of the automotive repair industry based on their feedback,” said ASA Executive Director Ray Fisher. “The focus for the meeting will be on technical business preparation and business shop management training.
“This conference is for the business owner and their management team, but I think we also offer awareness for service advisors, collision estimators and others within your organization. You will learn among your peers and colleagues while observing cutting-edge classes taught by industry-leading instructors. We are providing a professional venue for our ASA leaders, members and others from the industry to engage in conversations, share best practices and discuss industry challenges together. Amidst the learning, we have planned several opportunities to meet, mingle and network with other service professionals like yourself.”
Classes, Meetings & Other Events
Participants will get a full array of training meetings and activities to attend during the three-day event.
Attendees will also be able to learn more about ASA’s future plans – and their anticipated roles – during the annual meeting of the ASA Board of Directors.
In addition, an industry panel discussion titled Talent Recruitment and Retention Panel Discussion will be led by Tony Molla, ASA’s vice president for industry relations, along with Jeremy O’Neal, head of AdvisorFix and popular industry trainer.
This in-depth discussion will explore the issues surrounding the need for new technical and management talent and the challenges faced from a growing shortage of qualified technicians. Those attending ASA’s Talent Recruitment & Retention presentation will take away a comprehensive knowledge of the current situation, how we got here, what we need to know to address this issue and what resources are available to help find the talent we need to ensure our ongoing success.
Visit ASAshop.org/annualmeeting for a complete schedule, courses and instructors.
Annual Meeting & Conference Cost
The early bird registration deadline is March 24, 2019 (save $50). ASA members who register early pay $199, while nonmembers pay $249. After March 24, the cost for members will increase to $249; nonmembers pay $299.
Great rates will be available for those who meet already established deadlines for hotel registration. Go to ASAshop.org/annualmeeting for more information.
- Hilton (host hotel and connected to Hurst Conference Center) - $145.77 per night including tax. Must book by April 8, 2019 for guaranteed pricing.
- Holiday Inn Express Rate - $123.17 per night including tax. Must book by April 5, 2019 for guaranteed pricing.
The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry.
ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. To take advantage of the many benefits of membership in ASA, please visit www.ASAshop.org or call (817) 514-2901.
For additional information about ASA, including past media releases, go to www.ASAshop.org, or visit ASA’s legislative website at www.TakingTheHill.com.