Monday June 6
Five Major Paint Companies Show Support of NACEThe International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) has announced that five major paint companies will be at NACE 2005 and demonstrate their support by sponsoring special events, event transportation, and numerous Conference sessions. The list of majors includes: Akzo Nobel, BASF, DuPont Performance Coatings, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corp., and Valspar.
Valspar will have a large presence on the trade show floor and will sponsor the shuttle service operating between NACE and SEMA. Valspar celebrates the company’s 200th Anniversary this year, and House of Kolor, a division of Valspar, celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Valspar will be offering two educational sessions specifically designed for its House of Kolor and DeBeer lines.
Shelly Cullen, Global Marketing Manager stated, “The two educational sessions offered by Valspar will showcase two of our many success stories. Jon Kosmoski, world-renowned founder of House of Kolor, will deliver one of the most energetic and exciting sessions about Kustom Painting, and Brian Lynch, Valspar’s North American Training Manager, will present the latest European addition to the Valspar family, DeBeer Car Refinishes, with emphasis on technical and application techniques.”
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corp. will be sponsoring the Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening (Nov. 2) at the trendy House of Blues, located within The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. In addition to offering four sessions on a variety of collision repair topics, the company will present two user group meetings specifically for its Sherwin-Williams and Martin Senour brand customers.
DuPont Performance Coatings, sponsor of the Opening General Session featuring Rudy Giuliani as keynote on Thursday morning (Nov. 3), will offer six training sessions including “Implementing Effective Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs),” “Documentation: Become an Estimation Sensation” and “The Value of Color Science and Color Matching.”
BASF will offer six sessions that cover Management, Jobber, and Sales & Marketing issues, including “Paint Shop Productivity,” “Refinish Principles for Insurers,” plus a specialized session on its Carizzma brand. BASF will also be the exclusive sponsor of the official NACE Hotel Shuttle Service that provides complimentary round-trip transportation from all official NACE hotel properties and The Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
Akzo Nobel will sponsor Friday’s ‘Call to Action!’ Luncheon Program (Nov. 4), celebrating and challenging the entire collision repair industry. The comany will also deliver six dynamic sessions addressing industry-wide management issues, plus serve as the exclusive provider of insurance-specific education.
“The support we’re getting from these companies is outstanding and very much appreciated,” commented Ron Pyle, ASA president and chief staff executive. “The high profile they possess within the industry is important, and their backing of NACE and involvement in the Conference program is invaluable.”
NACE, the international collision repair event, annually draws an attendance of 30,000+ from around the globe. It features a variety of educational sessions addressing the needs of all industry segments, as well as an Exposition with approximately 500+ exhibiting companies.
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