Annual Conference Includes 25th-Anniversary Celebration, IIHS Tour,NABC Recycled Rides™ Gifting, Top-Notch Speakers & Industry Networking

CIECA announced that registration is now open for its 11th annual conference– Connex 2019. The event is being held in Charlottesville, Virginia, September 16-18. In addition to a 25th-anniversary celebration, there will be a powerful line-up of industry speakers, great networking opportunities, and a vehicle gifting by the National Auto Body Council (NABC) as part of its Recycled Rides™ program.

One of the highlights this year will be a tour of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

“You won’t want to miss the opportunity to see the autonomous vehicle test track up close!” said Fred Iantorno, executive director of CIECA. “CIECA Connex 2019 is an excellent opportunity to hear about today’s and tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities, and to network with other industry stakeholders. Those who have attended in the past have found that they learn a wide range of strategies to do their jobs more efficiently and get a preview of the future.”

All industry stakeholders (members, non-CIECA members, OEMs, shop owners, insurers, information providers, recyclers, property restoration providers, etc.) are encouraged to attend.

During the event, attendees will: 

  • Hear about current and future industry challenges and opportunities,
  • Gain timely, relevant business and technical knowledge,
  • Network with other members and industry colleagues, and
  • Take part in learning opportunities for all industry segments.

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Early-bird registration and discounted room rates at the Omni Charlottesville Hotel are available NOW. Register today!

For more information, contact: 
Stacey Phillips
CIECA Marketing and Communications Director
Mobile: 858-401-2692

About CIECA: 

CIECA develops electronic standards, codes and standard messages and provides implementation guides to make the industry more efficient. All standards are developed by members. CIECA membership is open to the collision repair and property restoration industries, and related segments: repairers, insurers, OEMs, parts and material suppliers, information and software providers, car rental companies, towing companies, salvage and recycled parts providers, auto glass replacement facilities, subrogation providers, general service providers and property restoration providers. CIECA’s goals are to deliver benefits to all participants through reduced development and support costs, lower cost of implementation, reduced barrier to entry and faster development times. 

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