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IBIS 2014 sessions revealed

A packed line-up of conference sessions for IBIS 2014 – the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium – has been revealed.

The IBIS Global Summit will hear from a true cross section of industry from a variety of markets around the globe.Confirmed sessions for the 'Best Practice' themed conference include:

Len Hunt, group director, automotive at Al Futtaim, who will talk about production processes and customer services in one of the largest bodyshops in the world.

Owner of TTI Global, Lori Blaker, is set to discuss how to drive business performance through people.

Peter de Roo, business development director EMM Holding bv, will look at how a traditional bodyshop took on a new retail concept and made it work.

Michael Macaluso, ‎chief operating officer at CARSTAR Automotive Canada and Stephan Salzer, master coachbuilder from Team Salzer are scheduled to discuss the challenges of passing family businesses from one generation to the next.

Olivier Wood of Innovation Group will talk about the accident repair market in France and explore what opportunities exist.

Dr Thomas Aubel, global executive vice president mobility at TUV Rheinland, will reveal his findings from a recent case study in Spain.

Jeff Peevy, senior director of field operations and segment development at I-CAR is set to demonstrate how training does bring profit to the business.

Lesley Upham, director of commercial development at Thatcham Research, will consider the bodyshop of the future.

Sean Carey, president at SCG Management Consultants LLC, will discuss the connected car and ask is it a 'connected or disconnected claims process?'

Thomas Geiger, accident management, product management at Audi AG parts sales, will talk about the role that accident management has for a major global vehicle manufacturer.

IBIS 2014, supported by 3M, AkzoNobel, Audatex, Automechanika, Axalta, EMM, Enterprise, Innovation, Thatcham Research and Quindell, returns to the spectacular Hotel Arts Barcelona, Spain on 19–21 May 2014.

For more information on IBIS 2014 or to make any bookings contact Nicola Keady on or +00 44 1296 642826.

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